News for 2009-06-11

Thursday, June 11, 2009
Climate Pledges Bound to Breach Key Warming Target: Scientists
BONN, Germany - Pledges currently on the table at the UN climate talks will doom Earth to a warming of more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a figure that has been widely endorsed as a safe limit, scientists said on Thursday. Warming "is virtually certain to exceed 2 C" (3.6 F)...
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Military Recruiters to Capitalize on Air Show, 'Senior Week'
OCEAN CITY - At this weekend's OC Air Show, you'll hear jet engines scream, helicopters whirr, and the oohs and ahhs of thousands of visitors. Beneath the din, along the Boardwalk, listen closely and you might also hear an enthusiastic young man or woman asking: "How do I get to fly one of those?"
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Bermuda Takes Guantanamo Uighurs
Four Chinese Muslim Uighurs have been released from the US detention centre at Guantanamo and resettled in Bermuda, US officials said. The four men are part of a group of Chinese nationals captured by the US in Afghanistan but found not to be enemy combatants four years ago. This week the US said...
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G8 Off Track on Increased Aid to Africa - Report
WASHINGTON - The Group of Eight industrial nations are collectively off course in delivering on a 2005 pact to more than double aid to Africa through 2010, with France and Italy falling far short of their commitments, according to a new report released on Thursday. The annual report by the ONE anti...
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Starving Afghan Family Displaced by US Airstrike
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American Medical Association Opposes Public Insurance Plan
WASHINGTON - As the health care debate heats up, the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan, which President Obama and many other Democrats see as an essential element of legislation to remake the health care...
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Peru Suspends Decrees That Fueled Amazon Violence
LIMA - Peruvian lawmakers suspended a controversial law that eased restrictions on lumber harvesting in the Amazon rain forest, days after it sparked clashes between police and indigenous protesters, killing dozens of people. The legislature agreed by a 59 to 49 vote to suspend Decree 1090 --...
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Medical Group Calls for Reducing Use of BPA
Hormone-like chemicals in plastics, pesticides and other products pose "significant concern for public health," possibly causing infertility, cancer and malformations, a medical society announced Wednesday.
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Washington to Debate School Lunch and Health Policy Reform
It's lunchtime in a North Side high school, and the cafeteria lines snake into the hall. One line leads to fish nuggets, iceberg lettuce and canned peaches. Another is for burgers and breaded chicken patty sandwiches. But the longest line leads to lunch workers grabbing paper dishes full of yellow...
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Death Row Case Embodies Systemic Flaws, Critics Say
NEW YORK - Since his conviction on Aug. 21, 1991, Troy Davis has been engaged in an exhaustive legal battle for his exoneration and release from death row. His efforts have garnered international support from organizations and figureheads such as Amnesty International, the European parliament,...
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