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  • Federer eases into fourth round

    News - Sports
    After yesterday's dramatic turn of events, Nadia Petrova's slaying of Kim Clijsters hinted that maybe a few more upsets could be on the agenda, but everything went according to plan in Saturday's third round clashes. ...
  • Disdain Versus Democracy

    Focus - Politics
    by Joel S. Hirschhorn That strange sound you hear if you listen closely is Senator Ted Kennedy spinning in his grave.  Could he have possibly imagined a worse consequence of his departure from the Senate when health care reform was so close?  Absolutel...
  • Gaza Children Sing for Obama

    Focus - Politics
    By Dr. Akram Habeeb Exactly one year ago, the Gazans who were then seared by the bright flames of phosphorous bombs used by what is ironically called the Israel Defense Forces, clung much hope on the new president of USA; they believed that he would prom...
  • US ends limits on campaign funding

    News - Americas
    The 5-4 ruling on Thursday was a defeat for the law's supporters who said that ending the limits would unleash a flood of corporate money into the political system to promote or defeat candidates. ...
  • Haiti to relocate 400,000 homeless

    News - Americas
    Haiti's government has said it will move about 400,000 homeless people to new villages to be built outside Port-au-Prince, the capital, after between one million and 1.5 million Haitians were left homeless by last week's earthquake. ...
  • Nigerians homeless after clashes

    News - Africa
    Up to 18,000 people are homeless after days of fighting between Christians and Muslims in the Nigerian city of Jos. ...
  • Israel 'needs West Bank presence'

    News - Middle East
    The Israeli prime minister has said that Israeli security forces must be allowed to operate inside any future Palestinian state. ...


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