Wyclef Jean Shot, Libya’s Ceasefire Again, Royal Honeymoon, Japan Continues Nuclear Battle, Comic Relief’s Success

Hip-Hop singer Wyclef Jean was treated for a gunshot wound to his hand late Saturday night at a hospital in Haiti. Jean suffered his wound while campaigning for one of the contenders in Sunday’s presidential vote, according to his publicist. Jean has since been released from hospital. [BBC]

The Libyan military on Sunday called an immediate cease-fire after allied forces pounded one of its convoys near Benghazi and, according to U.S. officials, significantly degraded the regime’s air defenses. “We are not going after Gadaffi,” U.S. Vice Adm. Bill Gortney said at a Pentagon press briefing. “Regime forces are more pressed and less free to maneuver.”[SPECTATOR]

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Prince William sparked excitement in Australia when he mentioned returning to the country for his honeymoon. [AOL]

Workers began to see some success in their battle to cool down reactors at the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Sunday, but Japanese officials said they may need to release additional radioactive gas into the air. [REUTERS]

Comic Relief has smashed all records by raising £74.3 million for disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa, the highest figure reached on the night of the show in its 23-year history. [BBC]


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