Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tuesday, July 3 in the news....

  • In Yemen, a suicide car bomber blew himself up Monday at the site of an ancient temple popular with tourists, killing eight people and wounding seven, police said. Most of the tourists were from Spain, and this means they won't be able to finish their 'Out Of Your Western Fucking Minds' holiday tour of Yemen, Egypt, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • A.Q. Khan, the scientist who became a national hero for developing Pakistan's atomic bomb and went on to sell nuclear secrets abroad, can leave house arrest to meet with friends and relatives, officials said Monday. Unfortunately he was immediately put back under house arrest after giving a loaded handgun to a 5 year old boy.

  • The attempted London car bombings were meant to be detonated by calls to mobile phones in the two vehicles, but failed for technical reasons, the Evening Standard reported today. In related news, men in beards have been camping out to be first in line for the British launch of the iPhone.