Wikinews Shorts: August 14, 2009
A compilation of brief news reports for Friday, August 14, 2009.
Bali bomber still at large
A body recovered by Indonesian police on August 8th is not that of . The Indonesian authorities had been optimistic that Top, the mastermind behind the , had been killed on Saturday in a gun battle that concluded a 17 hour siege in the district of Central .
suggests that the body is that of a man identified only as Ibrahim, a florist who was the inside man in the in this July.
- Dicky Christanto and Mustaqim Adamrah. "Ibrohim played key role in Jakarta hotel bombings: Police" — , August 13, 2009
- "Bali bombing mastermind escaped deadly police siege" — , August 12, 2009
- Anne Tang. "DNA test shows JI leader Top still alive" — , August 12, 2009
Obama health reforms faces grassroots opposition
Attempts by President Barack Obama to reform the in the United States has been met with opposition. Critics fear that Obama's reforms are an attempt to health care. However, the President has dismissed such apprehension as an attempt to "scare and mislead" by vested interests hoping to derail the reforms.
Opposition British (NHS), have been rebutted by citizens, politicians and the media. Spurred on by American commentators that described that the NHS as "evil' and , with over a million responses to an on-line campaign, called welovetheNHS started in support of the NHS.which feature the alleged failures and rationing of healthcare in the
- Patrick Foster. "Anti-healthcare lobbyists duped us, say Katie Brickell and Kate Spall" — , August 14, 2009
- Clare Ellicott. "'I owe my life to the NHS': Stephen Hawking tells US to stop attacking health service" — , August 13, 2009
- "Tough questions, frustrations continue in town halls" — , August 13, 2009
- Kerry Sheridan. "Obama aims to sooth concerns amid healthcare fury" — , August 13, 2009
British deaths in Afghanistan reaches 199
The death of the soldiers — two from theand one from — brings the number of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001 to 199.
"[These deaths] brings us very close to the sad milestone of 200 fatalities in this conflict. We cannot help but reflect on the toll the mission has taken..." said, the British .
- "Three UK soldiers die in Helmand" — , August 13, 2009
- "Soldiers killed in Afghanistan to be named: report" — , August 13, 2009