News for 2010-10-11

Monday, October 11, 2010
Candidates Exploit Ranked-Choice Endorsements
Supervisor David Campos is endorsing Chris Jackson for supervisor in San Francisco's District 10. He's also supporting Tony Kelly, DeWitt Lacy and Eric Smith for that same seat on the board. Ranked-choice voting, where people can cast ballots for three candidates instead of one, has changed...
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Malnourished Children Swell Ranks of World's Hungry
WASHINGTON - With the number of hungry people growing to more than a billion last year, the world is "nowhere near" reaching the objectives outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the latest Global Hunger Index (GHI) released Monday. The first MDG - to halve the proportion...
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“Cover-up” Alleged Over U.K. Aid Worker's Death
American security forces in Afghanistan were on Monday facing accusations of a "cover-up" after it emerged that a young woman British aid worker who was earlier alleged to have been killed by her Taliban captors may have "accidentally" died in a grenade attack by U.S. forces during a botched rescue...
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Accountability: Corporate Arrest in Hungarian Toxic Mud Disaster
Hungarian police on Monday arrested the managing director of the company at the center of a toxic sludge disaster, as the body of the last missing person was recovered, bringing the death toll to eight. The National Investigation Office said in a statement it had "taken into custody Zoltan B., the...
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