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  • UN translators let Ahmadinejad down

    News - Americas
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, has addressed the UN General Assembly on the second day of the world body's millennium development goals summit. But it is not what he said on Tuesday that has made the news but what happened during the simultaneous ...
  • Glenn Greenwald on Iran, Tea Party, Jon Stewart

    Focus - Analysis
    Glenn Greenwald on Iran, Tea Party Candidates, Jon Stewart and Obama’s Assassination Policy We speak with Glenn Greenwald, a constitutional law attorney and the political and legal blogger for Greenwald discusses White House rhetoric toward I...
  • The Surge in Defense Spending

    Focus - Analysis
    What Did the Pentagon Do With That Extra Trillion Dollars? by Winslow T. WheelerIn 1998, the Pentagon budget was at a twenty-three year low at $361 billion (in constant 2010 dollars). For 2010, the DOD budget was $697 billion (also 2010 dollars, as are al...
  • Concern voiced over New Delhi Games

    News - Central/S. Asia
    The president of the Commonwealth Games Federation has said immediate action is needed from the Indian government to fix what he called a "seriously compromised" athletes' village in New Delhi ahead of the Games, scheduled for October. ...
  • Oil discovered off Greenland coast

    News - Business
    A British energy company says it has made its first oil discovery off the coast of Greenland, weeks after environmental activists attempted to stop drilling in the area. ...
  • N Korea to hold leadership summit

    News - Asia-Pacific
    North Korea's ruling party is to hold its biggest meeting in decades on September 28 to pick a new leadership, state media have reported. ...
  • Iran under spotlight at UN summit

    News - Americas
    US authorities have beefed up security in New York in view of the Iranian president's visit to the city to address the UN General Assembly which is discussing the Millennium Development Goals for global poverty reduction. ...
  • Bus tragedy in Pakistan Kashmir

    News - Central/S. Asia
    A bus carrying at about 30 school children has plunged into a river in Pakistan- administered Kashmir, killing at least 11 of them, police said. ...
  • Syrian blogger's release demanded

    News - Middle East
    Human Rights Watch has urged the Syrian government to free a 19-year-old female blogger who has been held incommunicado for nine months, apparently due to the contents of her blog. ...
  • Violence endangers Thai schools

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Human Rights Watch (HRW), the New York-based rights group, has warned that unrest in Thailand's southern provinces was severely endangering the education system. ...
  • Kashmir protests greet Indian MPs

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Kashmiri protesters seeking independence from Indian rule have heckled a visiting team of legislators from New Delhi, forcing the politicians to cut short a visit to a hospital in Srinagar, the region's summer capital. ...
  • Attack on Somali palace foiled

    News - Africa
    A suicide bomber has blown himself up at the gates of the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu in the latest attack by al Qaeda-linked rebels, police say. ...
  • Iraq recovers lost artefacts

    News - Middle East
    The Iraqi National Museum has found more than 600 missing artefacts found in a storeroom of the prime minister's office, two years after the US government returned them to Iraq, officials have said. ...
  • Somali PM quits over dispute

    News - Africa
    Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, Somalia's prime minister, has resigned after a prolonged dispute with Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, the country's president. ...
  • Vatican bank chief in fraud probe

    News - Europe
    According to ANSA news agency, Italian financial police have seized $30m from an account in the Vatican bank as part of a money laundering case. ...
  • Deaths in Afghan helicopter crash

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Nine foreign troops have been killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) has said. ...
  • Quartet to urge settlement freeze

    News - Middle East
    The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators is set to call on Israel to extend its settlement moratorium, in a bid to map out a peace deal within the next year. ...
  • How to Quell the Tea Party Rebellion

    Focus - Politics
    by Jacob G. Hornberger The Tea Party’s political shake-ups of the Republican establishment are undoubtedly causing no small amount of consternation among big-wigs in the Pentagon, the CIA, State Department, and other agencies and departments within the ...
  • Japan-China diplomatic row persists

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Japan has said it was not officially informed of China's move to break off contacts over a maritime dispute involving the extended detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain. ...
  • Zuma moves to mend ties with unions

    News - Africa
    The South African president has said he will create more jobs and fight corruption, as he moves to mend strained relations with labour unions that helped him win the presidency. ...


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