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Archive for July 15th, 2008

Apparently in connection with a dispute over a 900-year-old Hindu temple, some 40 Thai soldiers have entered Cambodia

On Tuesday, officials from Bangkok as well as from Phnom Penh called the incident a “misunderstanding”, and said it occurred when soldiers went to pick up three Thai protesters who had jumped an immigration checkpoint. (more…)

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Six people have been publicly executed, said a report on state radio, in the north-eastern city of Sabzeva, reported Reuters news agency. (more…)

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The New Yorker cover of Barack Obama and his wife has caused controversy in the US, as it depicts the Democratic candidate as a Muslim and his wife, Michelle, in camouflage fatigues with a gun strapped to her shoulder, and a portrait of Osama bin Laden hanging over the mantel. (more…)

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As the Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir (photo), has been accused of genocide in Darfur by an international prosecutor, the country’s government has responded angrily. (more…)

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The final go-ahead has been given by Israel’s cabinet, to a prisoner swap with Lebanon’s Hezbollah, though Ehud Olmert (photo, from rfi.fr), Israeli prime minister, said that the Shia group had not fully kept its side of the bargain.

The stage of the exchance has been set on Tuesday, by the cabinet’s decision. It is expected to take place during the following day. (more…)

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For the first time, a videotape has been released from the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay. It shows a detainee, Omar Khadr (photo, from radio-canada.ca), being questioned by Canadian officials in 2003, concerning events leading up to his capture by US forces, Canadian media have said. (more…)

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