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Archive for April, 2009

A third woman has claimed that Fernando Lugo, the Paraguayan president (photo, from bbc.co.uk), fathered her child. (more…)

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Iranian president (photo, nouvelobs.com) said he will not intervene in the case of the Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been jailed for spying. (more…)

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As they escaped the last remaining stronghold of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE), Sri Lankan refugees have described the conditions they have endured. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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After the Obama administration released CIA torture memos last week, the US president has left open the possibility of prosecuting officials. (more…)

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Delegates have walked out of a speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (photo, from bbc.co.uk), Iran’s president, after he described Israel as a “racist government”, during a United Nations conference on racism. (more…)

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US proposals have been adopted by parties to the Antartic Treaty in order to limit tourism in the region, in an attempt to protect the fragile ecosystem of the continent.(photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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Originally proposed by the oposition, the decision to implement sharia (Islamic law) accross Somalia has unanimously been taken by the country’s parliament on Saturday, the parliamentary deputy speaker has said. (more…)

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An inmate (photo, from aljazeera.net) at the US prison facility in Guantanamo Bay sent a letter to Al Jazeera saying he had been abused since the election of Barack Obama. (more…)

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A 31-year-old Iranian-American journalist (photo, from aljazeera.net) has been put to trial in Iran this week. She is accused of spying for the US. A verdict is expected soon, said an Iranian official. (more…)

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Afghanistan’s new laws could make it difficult to persuade European countries to contribute more troops to the country, said Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Nato’s head. (photo, from cbc.ca, taken on Oct. 29, 2008) (more…)

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