Thursday, February 26, 2015
Philippine military officials order attacks on BIFF and new radiation leaks are found in a Fukushima nuclear plant. Plus a North Korean diplomat plans to address the UN on human rights and Bangladesh arrests its former PM.
All-out offensive against BIFF
Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. ordered the Western Mindanao Command to launch “all-out offensive” against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). He said the operation sought to protect communities from assaults launched by the rebel group.
New radiation leak found at Fukushima
Tuesday, the operator of the nuclear power reactors in Fukushima said it found a pool of highly contaminated water. The pool was located on the roof of a plant building. Plant operators suspect it may have leaked into the sea via a gutter, perhaps during a rain storm.
North Korea to address UN Human Rights Council
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong looks to be beaded to the March 2nd meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council, in what appears to be an attempt to counter international criticism of the country’s human rights record. Ri would be the first North Korean foreign minister to address the council.
Former Bangladesh PM Arrested
A court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant yesterday for former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia related to two corruption cases after she failed to appear in court. The former PM’s lawyers argued that she was concerned the ongoing unrest in Bangladesh would affect her personal safety, claiming to be confined to her office.
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