The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf) which is overseeing a transition to civilian rule, appointed Ex-Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri to form a new government after the previous-appointed cabinet resigned after the recent clash between the protestors and the police claimed the lives of 38 civilians.
The highest Court of British Columbia has ruled that anti-polygamy law already in existence in Canada should stand. Chief Justice Robert Bauman has held that the ban on multiple marriages is actually consistent as even the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms prohibits polygamy. Justice Bauman also stated that the law only minimally impairs freedom. As he wrote in his decision, I have concluded that this case is essentially about harm, the salutary effects of the prohibition far outweigh the deleterious. However, as per to him, the law should concentrate more on as to avoid criminalizing the actions of minors in polygamous marriages. He also said the limitation imposed by the law has limited the harms expected to rise from polygamy which includes spousal abuse, child neglect, and higher infant mortality.
In the second incident in a week involving a chemical plant in China, over 6000 people were evacuated on Thursday from the southern city of Guangzhou after an explosion tore through a warehouse at a chemical plant.
North Korea threatened to attack South Korea a day after the South staged war exercises to mark the anniversary of North Korea’s deadly shelling which happened over a year ago in which 2 marines and 2 civilians were killed.
For a nation which still has millions of people living under the below poverty level, ironically, India has spent $3m in the past three years on Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Sean Davison, a scientist based in South Africa has been given a five months home detention by a court in New Zealand, who helped his mother to die has been given five months’ home detention by a court in New Zealand. The forensic specialist himself admitted that he gave his 85-year-old mother a drink laced with morphine in 2006.