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Pakistani Lawyers in Violent Protest

Pakistani lawyers call for restoration of judiciary Islamabad, Pakistan Introduction: Pakistani authorities say they have captured a top Taliban commander and five fighters near the Afghan border today. Mullah Mansoor Dabullah has led attacks against NATO and US-led troops in...
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Afghans Celebrate Women’s Day

Afghan women celebrate International Women’s Day Kabul, Afghanistan Introduction: A report released in late February said Afghanistan remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman. Womankind Worldwide, a United Kingdom-based charity that works to...
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“Genocidal War” Against Burmese Rebels

Burmese government prepares for what ethnic rebels call a “genocidal war” Rebel-controlled territory, Burma Introduction: The situation in Burma for pro-Democracy advocates has not improved, according to Amnesty International. Despite claims and assurances by the Burmese government that the arrest of political...
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Aung San Suu Kyi Talks With Burmese Military

Nobel peace laureate reestablishes contact with Burmese military government Rangoon, Burma Introduction: The government of Burma says a bus conductor was killed in a small bomb blast yesterday. It’s the fourth such bombing attack since the New Year. The military government blames...
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Cambodian Corruption Hurts Country’s Children

Cambodian corruption hurts country’s children Phnom Penh, Cambodia Introduction: One half of the world’s children – more than a billlion — are suffering from one or more forms of extreme deprivations. This according to the united nations children fund’s annual report on...
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Gas Gouging Hurts People at Pumps

Gas gouging hurts customers at the pumps San Diego, California Introduction: When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it also destroyed gas refineries and knocked out a substantial portion of Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas production. The industry claims this is...
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Day of the Dead Honors Hispanics Shot by Police

Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”): Hispanic men shot by allegedly-racist police Vista, California Introduction: Yesterday was Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, a Mexican tradition where people honor their loved ones in the other world....
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Top Rebel Leader Talks Child Soldiers

  Top rebel leader discusses child soldiers Killinochi, Sri Lanka Introduction: UNICEF issued a report last week claiming that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam or LTT in Sri Lanka maintain over 700 child soldiers in their rebel military force. The report...
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Immigrants Rally for Rights in Seoul

Immigrants rally for rights in Korea’s capital Seoul, Korea Introduction: More than 50,000 people rallied in the streets of Seoul over the weekend for workers’ rights, notably immigrant worker rights in Korea. [Aired Nov. 10] November 16th marks the beginning of a...
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Activists Oppose School Military Recruiting

Activists oppose military recruitment in public school system Mira Mesa, California Introduction: With the war in Iraq leaving close to 2,000 American troops dead, military recruitment goals around the nation are not being met. President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” Act has...