Monday, August 06, 2007

Monday, August 6 in the news....

  • Petitions in London, protests in Cologne, a court case in Marseille and a violent clash in Berlin -- Muslims in Europe are meeting resistance to plans for more mosques. Fat Muslims face a double-whammy with resistance also mounting against new McDonald's restaurants.

  • A local Adelaide man allegedly tested so high for alcohol that police roadside testers took him straight to hospital. The 48-year-old man's car was stopped at suburban Rosewater on Friday night where he allegedly blew 0.368 - seven times over the legal limit. When asked what he had been doing the man replied, "Just living in Adelaide".

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his temper with two American news photographers covering his vacation Sunday, jumping onto their boat and scolding them loudly in French. The photographers said it was just like being tourists in France.

  • An American member of al-Qaida threatened foreign diplomats and embassies across the Islamic world in a new video Sunday, saying they would be targeted as "spy dens." Meanwhile, an al-Qaida member of America threatened himself.

  • Two Australian soldiers were wounded during a 'contact' with the Taliban in southern Afghanistan earlier this month, the Defence Department says. One of the two Special Operations Task Group soldiers wounded during a patrol in Oruzgan Province had been sent to a medical facility in Europe where he would also have access to quality pubs.