A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, June 15, 2008.
Morgan Tsvangirai has been arrested again according to his party, the Movement for Democratic Change.. The police detention of Tsvangirai and 11 co-workers occurred in Shurugwi, but all were released after three hours. In the past week, the MDC leader was arrested four times as Zimbabwe approaches the June 27 secondary elections to determine if he, or incumbent President Robert Mugabe will receive a clear majority of votes.
- David Watts. “Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrests MDC chiefs” — The Times, June 15, 2008
- Press Release: “President Tsvangirai released after a three-hour detention” — Movement for Democratic Change, June 14, 2008
- News 24. “Tsvangirai arrested again” — Reuters, June 14, 2008
Space Shuttle Discovery landed at 11:15 AM Saturday on Runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-124 mission successfully delivered parts for Kibo, an experimental module developed in Japan, to the International Space Station.
- Irene Klotz. “Space shuttle Discovery returns to Earth” — Reuters, June 14, 2008
- “U.S. space shuttle Discovery safely lands after 14-day space trip” — Xinhua, June 14, 2008
- Anna Heiney. “NASA landing blog” — NASA, June 14, 2008
R. Kelly, a popular American R&B musician has been found not guilty on all 14 charges involving a videotape of him having sex with a minor. Both Kelly and the girl who was alleged to be his partner both denied they were participants in the video recording. Had the Chicago-based trial jury convicted the singer, he could have faced a 15-year prison term.
- Associated Press. “R. Kelly acquitted of all child porn counts” — CNN, June 14, 2008
- “R Kelly not guilty of porn charges” — The Press Association, June 14, 2008
- David Streitfeld. “R. Kelly cleared of kid porn” — Toronto Star, June 14, 2008