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Archive for July 3rd, 2008

A day after being freed from more than six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle, Ingrid Betancourt has been reunited with her children (photo, from huffingtonpost.com).

She was among 15 hostages rescued by Colombian military, without a shot being fired, as their rebel captors were tricked into handing them over. (more…)

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Opening a third front in the Middle East, by striking on Iran, would be “extremely stressful” for US forces, said America’s top military officer, Adm Mike Mullen (photo). The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was commenting on the likelihood of US or Israeli military action over Iran’s nuclear programme. (more…)

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After surveillance video (photo, from abcnews.go.com) showed staff ignoring the plight of a 49-year-old woman who lay dying on the floor of a hospital emergency room, after waiting for assistnace in the wheelchair for 24 hours.

On Tuesday, after the airing footage showed that the staff apparently did nothing for an hour after she fell, the hospital’s officials’ pledged to improve healthcare made in court. (more…)

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On Thursday, Mongolia’s election commission has announced in a live broadcast on state-run television that the MPRP had won the country’s disputed parliamentary elections, two days after violent protests swept the capital, Ulan Bator. (more…)

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The idea of forming a unity government has been rejected by Morgan Tsvangirai (photo, from daylife.com), the opposition leader, if he is not recognised as the winner of presidential election in Zimbabwe.

Days after Robert Mugabe won a run-off boycotted by the opposition (link), African leaders called for a unity government. (more…)

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