International News of May 31, 2008

2008-05-31 15:27:24 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - World News News)

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International news of May 31, 2008

26.2% hike in inflation rate in Sri Lanka
American Muslims under surveillance
Team of UK Muslim to arrive in Pakistan – address misconception of lives of Muslims in UK
Treaty to ban the use of cluster bombs signed by 111 countries
Closet – Hiding place for homeless Japanese woman

26.2% hike in inflation rate in Sri Lanka

Colombo (AFP): The rising food and fuel prices have hit hard on Sri Lankan economy. The annual inflation rose by 26.2% during the current year.

American Muslims under surveillance

San Francisco: Muslim civil rights group requested for congressional hearing of the alarming reports that mosques in Los Angeles and San Diego are under surveillance. A joint letter has been sent to the Congressional Committee on Judiciary and Oversight and Government reforms expressing concern over civil rights violation by monitoring citizens on the basis of religious affiliation.

Team of UK Muslim to arrive in Pakistan – address misconception of lives of Muslims in UK

London: A team containing 6 members of British Muslim is due to arrive in Islamabad on the 1st of June. The purpose of the visit is to meet Pakistani people and spread awareness about the lives of Muslims in the UK.

Treaty to ban the use of cluster bombs signed by 111 countries

Dublin (AFP): On Friday 111 countries agreed to adapt the motion of banning the use, production, stock piling and transfer of cluster bombs. The treaty also requires destruction of stockpiles of cluster bombs in the next 8 years.

Closet – Hiding place for homeless Japanese woman

Tokyo (AP): A 58 years old homeless woman was caught by the police while she was hiding inside a closet in a man’s house. She has hiding there for over a year. The resident of the house became suspicious when he saw food disappearing from house.

For details on the International News of May 31, 2008 visit: http://www.dawn.com/2008/05/31/int.htm

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