- Cease-fire tip-toes along, as the Lebanese begin to dig themselves out of the rubble; meanwhile, the cease-fire, as well as a partial restoration of the Alaskan field, seem to have taken the hot air out of oil prices for the time being;
- Two Fox News journalists are kidnapped in Gaza, and Shep Smith reports: “The Al Jazeera news channel is now calling for the immediate release of a Fox News Channel correspondent and his photographer, who were kidnapped on monday in Gaza. Gunmen seized Steve Centanni and his photographer near the Palestinian Security Services. No one yet has claimed responsibility for their kidnapping.”
- British Airways admits losing 20,000 bags at Heathrow in the recent security chaos following the arrest of would-be transatlantic bombers; meanwhile, a 12-year old boy manages to get by Heathrow security without a ticket or a passport; and
- A Russian patrol boat has killed a Japanese fisherman in the water near the disputed Kuril Island chain.
August 16, 2006
End-of-World News Round-Up, 8-16-06Posted by quayfortuna under End of the World, Hezbollah, Islam, Israel & Palestine, Japan, Journalism & Media, Lebanon, Oil, Russia, Terrorism, United Kingdom