Anchor attacked on live T.V.: Greek television host Panagiotis Bourchas was pelted with eggs and yogurt during a live newscast last Friday. The protesters, who were not on camera, were heard shouting anti-fascist remarks. Bourchas previously hosted a program where he interviewed the spokesperson for Golden Dawn, a neo-Nazi organization.
In Latin America
Mexico launches quake app: Mexico City’s Civil Protection service launched an earthquake app to warn citizens of detected earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.5 or higher. The app, created by BlackBerry, will automatically trigger an alarm on cell phones.
Net Zero: A recent report by the Christian Science Monitor indicated that Mexican immigration to the United States is at net zero. Data shows that more than 1 million undocumented immigrants from Mexico returned to their native country between 2005 and 2010. The shift is presumably due to the downward spike of the U.S. economy.
Mine rescue: A mine collapse in Peru has left nine miners trapped. Rescue efforts are underway to rescue those trapped, which are being provided with liquid and food via a tube.
In North America
Jet crash: A Navy F/A-18D crashed last Friday at the Mayfair Mews apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Va. No one died or was seriously injured because of the incident, although both pilots ejected prior to the crash and sustained minimal injuries. The Navy is investigating the accident and expects to remove most of the debris from the site this week.
Tulsa shootings: Jake England and Alvin Watts confessed to randomly shooting five black people in Tulsa, Okla. The motives behind the shooting spree may be correlated to England’s father who was killed by a black man two years ago. Both suspects are facing charges that include three counts of first-degree murder.
Martin case update: It was announced this week that a grand jury will not be used in the case involving the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, multiple shots were fired at an empty police cruiser parked in the neighborhood where Martin was killed. The incident is under investigation. George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Martin, is requesting donations to help fund his legal defense through a website he created.
Kinkade dies: Artist Thomas Kinkade died at the age of 54. Kinkade is recognized for his work featuring religious themes.
In the Middle East
Violence spreads: The Syrian violence has now spread outside of the country’s borders into Lebanon and Turkey. Thursday marks the deadline for Syrian forces to withdraw from Syrian cities — a peace plan developed by former U.N. Secretary and now United Nations-Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan.