*Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has urged electrical industry employees to return to work as the country is disrupted by the power outages.
*The U.S.-born tropical storm Irene, that has killed at least 12 in the United States, is moving towards Canada after raging through the East Coast, the U.S. forecasters said on Sunday.
*Six Russian and Ukrainian tourists, who last week escaped Sardinia’s posh nightclub without paying their 86,000-euro tab, have paid the bill several days after the party, Italian media said on Sunday
*Hurricane Irene, which was downgraded by the U.S. forecasters to a tropical storm, is lashing New York City with wind gusts and torrential rains, CNN said, quoting emergency officials
*Egypt is currently pondering the possibility to set up buffer zone on its border with Gaza Strip in order to thwart arms and drugs smugglers, Egypt’s Al-Masri Al-Yawm paper said on Saturday
*A blast that ripped through beach in the Turkish resort city of Kemer in the early hours of Sunday has injured 15 people, of them seven are Russian tourists, a Russian consulate spokesman said
*Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare ended his 13-day high-profile hunger strike on Sunday, a day after parliament agreed to consider his demands over proposed legislation.Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare ended his 13-day high-profile hunger strike on Sunday, a day after parliament agreed to consider his demands over proposed legislation
*Ferocious hurricane Irene battered New York with torrential rains and severe winds early on Sunday, reducing the city to a ghost town and causing massive power blackouts as it churned slowly northward along the East Coast, U.S. media said
*Tubalar – small ethnic group native to the Alati Repubglic’s Choya district where Russia’s ill-fated Progress space freighter recently fell, will file a lawsuit against officials guilty of the incident, minority’s leader Maria Sakova said on Sunday
*A Federal Security Service officer has been shot dead in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, a spokesman for the Russian Investigation Committee in Ingushetia said