* World: A World Resources Institute report concluded that climate change along with human activities like pollution and overfishing have severely threatened the world’s coral reefs.
* Libya: Muammar Gaddafi continues to remain defiant in the face of mounting domestic and international pressure.
* New Zealand: The official death toll from Tuesday’s 6.3-magnitude earthquake grew to 123 while survivors have had to endure numerous violent aftershocks.
* Ivory Coast: The country is at the brink of civil war according to the U.N. as battles between government forces and rebels have intensified this week.
Image – Mark Conlin/Alamy via The Guardian (“Reefs at Risk report says coral reef, like this one off Fiji are in danger. The consequences – especially for countries that depend of reefs for food – will be severe.”)
Online Sources- CNN Xinhua, Reuters, BBC News