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Archive for March, 2009

An anti-rocket system developed to protect the country from short-range rocket and artillery attack from Lebanon and Gaza has been successfully tested, Israeli defense officials said. (more…)

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To protect its interests in the Arctic, Russia has announced plans to set up a military force. (more…)

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for an international investigation into Israel’s use of white phosphorus during its 22-day offensive in the Gaza Strip. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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A man and his son have been arrested on suspicion of raping their daughters in the northern Italian city of Turin. (more…)

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A coalition agreement with the Yisrael Beitenu party has been signed by Benjamin Netanyahu, the designated Israeli prime minister and leader of the Likud party.

The deal says that Avigdor Lieberman (photo, from bbc.co.uk), Yisrael Beitenu’s leader, would be foreign minister, Israel Radio reported on Monday. (more…)

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Guilty to incest, “partially” guilty to rape, but not guilty to murder or enslavement, that is what Josef Fritzl, accused of imprisoning his daughter and fathering her children, pleaded when his trial opened. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s president, is accusing legislators of violating the constitution because they refuse to trim energy subsidies in a budget bill. (more…)

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Protesters have been beaten up by police with sticks, in the city of Karachi, the main city of Sindh province, as hundreds of lawyers and political activists began an anti-government protest march. (photo, from AFP) (more…)

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A helicopter carrying offshore oil workers crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, in Canada’s easternmost province of Newfoundland (photo, from bbc.co.uk). One man, Robert Decker, was recovered alive, but two life-rafts were found empty near the place of the crash, said a search and rescue official on Thursday. (more…)

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