World Newsbits for September 17, 2013
Atlantic City, New Jersey (AP) — Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds. The 24-year-old Miss New York is the first contestant of Indian heritage to become Miss America; her talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance. “I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity,’’ she said in her first press conference after winning the crown in Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Boardwalk Hall. “I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.’’ Her pageant platform was “celebrating diversity through cultural competency.’’
Phnom Penh (dpa) — Supporters of Cambodia’s main opposition party began flocking back into a park in the centre of the capital Monday morning, apparently undeterred by a clash with police at the weekend that left one man dead and several wounded. Others, mainly people from the countryside who had travelled to the city for the first day of a three-day protest against the results of July’s general election – which the opposition claims are fraudulent – had camped overnight in the park, barricading themselves in with furniture. A group of tuk-tuk drivers, said they were not afraid to continue protesting, even though Sunday ended with one man shot dead after panicked police reportedly opened fire into a crowd of rock-throwing protesters.