Monday, August 27, 2012
World Watch: To the Moon and Back
* U.S.: A private service is planned on Friday for Neil Armstrong, the pioneering astronaut who was the first man to walk on the moon, after he died on Saturday at the age of 82.
* Syria: Opposition activists claimed that at least sixty-two people were killed near Damascus as part of a military jet offensive.
* Russia: Lawyers appealed the recent conviction of three members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot who face two years in prison for performing an anti-government song at a Moscow Orthodox church.
* Kenya: Violent protests have taken place in Mombasa after “radical Islamist preacher” Sheikh Aboud Rogo died in an apparent extrajudicial killing.
Video Source– YouTube via Associated Press
Online Sources – CBS News, Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, Huffington Post