50 More Civilians Killed in Sri Lanka War Zone

At least 50 civilians have been killed at a hospital in the conflict zone of Sri Lanka. Intense fighting between the Sri Lankan military and the rebel group Tamil Tigers has caught civilians in the crosshairs, with reports suggesting over 1,000 civilians were killed this past weekend. Foreign journalists are not allowed in the area, but a doctor told news organizations earlier this week that the deaths were the fault of the government. Human Rights Watch, however, says satellite images and eyewitness reports show both sides are responsible, AP.

Protesters in support of the Tamil Tigers marched in Toronto today. The 12,000 peaceful participants were praised and thanked by onlookers for not obstructing the flow of the city, which occurred on Sunday night during a protest, Globe and Mail.

A boat capsized off the coast of Florida today and at least 10 are reported dead. Authorities believe the boat was being used to smuggle illegal immigrants into the U.S. The boat was believed to be carrying people from the Bahamas and Haiti, and women and children were indeed on the boat, CNN.

President Obama announced today that he is blocking the release of photos that show American soldiers abusing detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama is afraid the photos will add to even more anti-American sentiment and would endanger troops, NY Times.

The space shuttle Atlantis has successfully reached the Hubble Telescope. The shuttle will work on repairing and adding upgrades, such as much needed gyroscopes, BBC News.

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