While You Were Sleeping…

Reports the BBC: “The body of Philippine Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo has been recovered from the sea after a plane he was travelling in crashed. Mr Robredo’s body was retrieved from wreckage of the light aircraft about 55m (180ft) underwater, Transport Secretary Mar Roxas told reporters.”


“A car bomb that exploded near a police station in southeastern Turkey has killed eight people and wounded 64 others. Police say the blast happened Monday night in the town of Gaziantep, near the country’s border with Syria,” reports voice of America.


Wash Post: The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday cleared the way for Virginia’s new voter ID law to be used in the fall elections. Federal officials found the law did not violate the Voting Rights Act. The state law closes a loophole that allowed Virginians without identification to vote while it also expands the type of accepted ID to include a valid student ID, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck that shows the name and address of the voter.


While you were sleeping I noticed this report from Reuters which was actually posted some time midday on Monday: A car belonging to an Egyptian diplomat was blown up near his home in the eastern Libyan city Benghazi on Monday, a day after deadly bomb attacks in the capital Tripoli blamed on supporters of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi.

08/21/2012 6:00 AM by JPUpdates Staff

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