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Entries by Hanna Ingber Win from 02/2009

Israel Vows "Fierce And Disproportionate" Action After Rockets Fired

Posted 02.01.2009 | World

Israel's government has threatened to take "fierce and disproportionate" action in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired six rockets on southern Isra...

Kenyan Oil Tanker Explodes, Kills At Least 110

Posted 02.01.2009 | World

The death toll from the oil tanker explosion in Molo has now risen to at least 110 people. Rift Valley PC Hassan Noor said 91 bodies had been counted ...

Venezuela Synagogue Attack: Jewish Groups Blame Chavez For Atmosphere Of Hate

Posted 02.01.2009 | World

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- International Jewish groups expressed concern after an attack on a Caracas synagogue and blamed Hugo Chavez for creating an atmosph...

In Japan, Your Blood Type Says It All

Posted 02.01.2009 | World

TOKYO -- In Japan, "What's your type?" is much more than small talk; it can be a paramount question in everything from matchmaking to getting a job. ...

Pope's Bishop Pick Criticized Over Katrina Comment

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

VIENNA — Pope Benedict XVI's decision to promote a pastor who suggested Hurricane Katrina was provoked by sin in New Orleans was criticized Sund...

American UN Official, John Solecki, Kidnapped By Gunmen In Pakistan

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan — Gunmen seized an American U.N. worker as he rode to work, shooting and killing his driver, U.N. and Pakistani authorities sai...

Sri Lanka Children's Ward Shelled, 9 Killed

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

Five artillery shells hit the children's ward of a Sri Lankan hospital, killing at least nine and injuring 20, according to aid agencies, as the army ...

Saudi King Meets George Mitchell, Calls For Intensive International Peace Efforts

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday held talks with US Middle East envoy George Mitchell and called for intensive intern...

Russia's Economic Crisis Leads To Mounting Protests

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

The Kremlin's rule is beginning to look much shakier than at any time since Vladimir Putin came to power, after a series of protests in cities across ...

Generals Seek To Reverse Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Decision

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (IPS) - CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus, supported by Defence Secretary Robert Gates, tried to convince President Barack Oba...

Bush War Crimes: European Activists Call For Bush To Be Tried For Torture

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

BERLIN, Feb 2 (IPS) - Now that former U.S. president George W. Bush is an ordinary citizen again, many legal and human rights activists in Europe ar...

Boy, 8, Stabs Friend, 5, To Death In South Delhi

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

NEW DELHI: A feud over possession of ball during play turned tragic when a five-year-old child was stabbed to death by his eight-year-old friend at a ...

In Italy Indian Immigrant Set On Fire: Police

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

ROME — Italian police have arrested three young men for allegedly beating and setting on fire an Indian immigrant who was sleeping on a train st...

Hamas: Israel Torpedoing Truce Efforts

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

Prior to discussions between a Hamas delegation and Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleimen in Cairo, which a spokesman for the group described as t...

Protester Hurls Shoe At Chinese PM

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

CAMBRIDGE, England — A protester threw a shoe at China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao Monday while he was giving a speech at Cambridge University, ...

Gaza War Crimes Go Unpunished: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

So that's that then, is it? Gaza is done and dusted? Very satisfying, I'm sure, for the Israeli leadership and their devoted allies at the BBC. But no...

Obama Mania Hits The Catwalks Of Rome

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

Mania over U.S. President Barack Obama has reached the catwalks of Rome, where a top haute couture designer showed off a kaftan emblazoned with his fa...

Afghanistan Will Be General Petraeus' Ultimate Coin Toss

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

Four-star General David H. Petraeus, the chief of U.S. Central Command, performed the coin toss before kickoff at the Super Bowl. And there couldn...

Goucher College Removes Rwandan Professor Accused Of Genocide

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

BALTIMORE — A Rwandan professor has been suspended with pay from teaching French at Goucher College while officials there investigate claims tha...

Liberian Child Soldiers Trade Grenades For Makeup Brushes

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

Monrovia -- Tony Clarke traded two grenades for a set of combs, makeup brushes, nail varnish and a short course in cosmetology. "They help me beaut...

In Bolivia, Lithium Is A Tightly Controlled Commodity

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

UYUNI, Bolivia -- In the rush to build the next generation of hybrid or electric cars, a sobering fact confronts both automakers and governments seeki...

Israel Rules Out Hamas Contacts, Threatens Force

Posted 02.02.2009 | World

HERZLIYA, Israel — Israel's foreign minister threatened Monday to keep hitting Hamas as long as it attacks Israel, ruling out negotiations with ...

Iran Launches First Homegrown Satellite (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2009 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has successfully sent its first domestically made satellite into orbit, the country's president announced Tuesday, claiming ...

David Miliband, Hillary Clinton To Discuss Afghanistan In Washington Today

Posted 02.03.2009 | World

David Miliband is to discuss the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan with Hillary Clinton in Washington today. Miliband will become the first fo...

North Korea Moving To Test-Fire Long-Range Missile

Posted 02.03.2009 | World

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Yonhap) -- In what appears to be its latest message to U.S. President Barack Obama, North Korea is preparing to test-fire its longest-r...