Monthly Archive for April, 2007

2385

Emilio is 17 months old and has a rare genetic disorder that”s ravaging his central nervous system. He cannot see, speak, or eat. A ventilator breathes for him in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Austin Children”s Hospital, where he”s been since December. Without the ventilator, Emilio would die within hours.

2384

A man cut off his penis with a knife in a packed London restaurant. The man was then taken to hospital in south London where his condition is stable. It is understood surgeons were unable to reattach his penis.

2383

An exoplanet – as astronomers call planets around a star other than the Sun – is found, and completes a full orbit of its star in just 13 days. Astronomers have say it is the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, a world which could have water running on its surface.

2382

Two elderly nuns are found suffocated in their hillside convent. The motive of the murder appears to be robbery – the killers are believed to have taken a crucifix containing wood reputedly from the cross on which Jesus Christ died.

2381

A company develops a robotic sentry to guard the border between North and South Korea. It is equipped with two cameras and a machine gun.

2380

Legal loophole gives mentally ill access to guns.

2379

Kryptonite is no longer just the stuff of fiction feared by caped superheroes. A new mineral matching its unique chemistry – as described in the film Superman Returns – has been identified in a mine in Serbia.

2378

Abu Sayyaf militants decapitate seven hostages and sent their heads to troops on the southern Philippine island of Jolo.

2377

A yacht is found drifting off the North Queensland coast. The vessel has its engine running, and a table laid for dinner, but there are no signs of any people.

2376

When World Bank President took over at the Bank in mid-2005, his ladyfriend – then a Bank employee for eight years – was transferred to work for the US State Department, to avoid any conflict of interest. But rapid rises in her tax-free World Bank salary to about $193,000 – more than the $186,000 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice receives before tax – have aroused ire among other Bank employees.