Sunday, June 17, 2007

More Sunday, June 17 in the news....

  • With Hamas violently seizing power in Gaza, Israel's new defence minister Ehud Barak is planning an attack there within weeks. Ehud Barak said it all came about when he won the coin toss over which warring Islamists to hit next.

  • Authorities have freed a total of 548 slave labourers who were starved, beaten and forced to work 14 hours or more a day at brick kilns and small mines in central China. This was a violation of Chinese working conditions, where being starved beaten and forced to work more than 14 hours a day is only meant for Monday's and Wednesday's.