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Archive for July 30th, 2008

For their part in an attack on Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, in May, that killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more, eight men have been sentenced to death. (more…)

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While covering the Beijing Olympic Games, journalists will be accomodated in a high-tech facility (photo, from bbc.co.uk), where they will not have completely uncensored access to the internet, said Chinese and Olympic officials, as sites related to spiritual group Falun Gong would be blocked.

But journalists also found that they could not see some news of human rights websites. (more…)

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Ehud Olmert (photo, from rue89.com), Israeli prime minister will stand down two months from now, he announced, saying that his family is being hurt by a corruption case involving him. (more…)

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The Italian government has announced that, in order to help police fight crime, from next Monday, thousands of troops will be deployed in Italian cities. “Sensitive” sites, like train stations and embassis, will be guarded by about 2 000 troops, while another 1 000 will go on street patrols with police. Some troops will also guard migrant holding centres. (more…)

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