Wednesday, February 8, 2012

World Watch: Iced Cooly

* Antarctica: The sub-glacial Lake Vostok was reached for the first time after a team of Russian scientists drilled over two miles below the Antarctic surface.

* Egypt: The Egyptian government’s crackdown on nongovernment organizations could hurt relations between that country and the U.S.

* Maldives: Mohamed Nasheed claimed that he was ousted from the presidency in a coup while some of his supporters have clashed with police.

* Somalia: A “suicide car bomber” in the capital city of Mogadishu killed at least eleven people.

Video Source – YouTube via Associated Press

Online Sources – National Geographic, Voice of America, CNN, Reuters

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