On Monday, Iran released Roxana Saberi, an American journalist with Iranian and Japanese parentage, from prison. Saberi was arrested in April and accused of spying. "[Saberi will be] released today," said one of Saberi's defense attorneys, Abdolsamad Khorramshahi.
Mother's Day was established on the second Sunday in May by Anna Jarvis after her mother passed away. Former United States President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the inaugural Mother's Day in 1914.
Afghan officials warned that a United States raid had killed 100 people, "mostly civilians", in the Afghani province of Farah. Among the dead was a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and his family.
Media reports suggest that the deadly H1N1 swine flu virus, which has killed sixteen people and infected hundreds worldwide, is continuing to spread. According to the United Nations' World Health Organisation, there are a total of 331 confirmed cases of swine flu throughout the world, with hundreds more suspected cases.
The United States Gross Domestic Product plunged at an annualised 6.1%, after shrinking by 6.3% in the last three months of last year, according to a report released by the US Commerce Department, making the ongoing recession the worst in at least fifty years.
Officials in Mexico are asking citizens to take actions in order to minimize the spread of the swine flu outbreak. Citizens are urged to stay away from large crowds, avoid kissing people and stay at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) away from one another. Additionally, all schools and universities in Mexico City have been closed indefinitely.
Zahi Hawass, Egypt's pre-eminent archaeologist, revealed the first ancient artifacts which may lead to the discovery of Cleopatra and Marc Antony's resting place.
Iran has warned Israel that an invasion of its country will be met with strong defense. The response follows a report by the London Times that the Israeli military was prepared to strike Iranian nuclear facilities and the order to strike could come within days,.
MP3s for the people? The Pirate Party (official site), a newSwedish political party first publicized in January, wants to legalize sharing music, movies, and other copyrighted content using the Internet.
Over fifteen students from Selkirk College's Recreation, Fish & Wildlife, Community Support Worker and Nursing programs will fulfill their course requirements internationally this year. Selkirk College has an ongoing partnership with an environmental institute in Santiago which has sent many Chilean students to study in the Renewable Resources program at Selkirk.