Over 500 buildings damaged:
Curfew lifted in Christchurch
A curfew in the central business district of New
Zealand South Island's largest city of Christchurch, following
Saturday's massive quake, was lifted Sunday. However, cordons were
still in place in some streets where crumbling buildings are
off-limits. Police are manning checkpoints around the city's center,
and only residents and hotel guests are being allowed through.
Belgium back in crisis
Coalition mediator quits :
Belgium plunged back into political crisis on
Saturday as the politician trying to broker formation of a
Government quit, five months after an election. King Albert accepted
the resignation of French-speaking Socialist leader Elio Di Rupo,
the second mediator who has failed to bridge the divide between
French and Dutch speaking parties that besets Belgian politics.
Guatemala landslide buries bus
Kills atleast 10:
A landslide on one of Guatemala’s major highways
buried a bus Saturday, killing at least 10 and injuring around 25
more, emergency workers said. Rescuers had to bring in heavy
equipment to reach some of the victims trapped in the bus, which was
suddenly engulfed by mud around 8 am on the Inter-American highway
50 miles outside the capital.