Amongst events around the world this past week...
THE LATEST SURROUNDING EVENTS IN TUSCON, ARIZONA (USA):
*Senator Gabrielle Giffords is still hospitalized, although doctors deem her condition hopeful.
*Sarah Palin has come under criticism for having Giffords' congressional district, along with 19 others across the country, shown with target icons on a map representing "political enemies", displayed on her website. But an attempt at addressing the issue made it even more controversial when she called those that criticized her "blood libel".
*Memorial services were held for the six who lost their lives during that fateful shoot out last Saturday.
*The gunman is in jail awaiting trial.
IN THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION(S) INTO WIKILEAKS:
*Julian Assange's lawyers fear assassination attempts against their client if the indicted WikiLeaks founder is extradited to the United States.
*Meanwhile, the website has kept its promise of financial help to the legal team of Bradley Manning, the United States' soldier accused of giving classified information to the website.
*Flooding in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has claimed over 500 lives. Meanwhile, severe flooding problems have also affected areas of Australia.
*There is still civil unrest in Tunisia, despite the fact that President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has fled the country, vowed not to seek reelection; and a new presidential election will be held within the next 60 days. Acting president Fouad Mebazaa has declared a "state of emergency", and swears that country's soldiers are (allegedly) no longer using live ammunition against protesters.
*Former Republican House of Representatives leader Tom Delay was sentenced to three years in jail after being found guilty of money laundering. Delay's attorneys plan to appeal the conviction.
*A judge has ruled that there is enough valid evidence against Doctor Conrad Murray to face trial for manslaughter charges against the late Michael Jackson.
*Wikipedia is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month.
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