News for 2012-10-27

Saturday, October 27, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Tens of Thousands Protest Against Austerity in Rome
Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters marched through Rome on Saturday , declaring "No Monti Day" in growing anger over austerity measures introduced by Prime Minister Mario Monti. Since last November, Monti's government has pushed through extreme painful spending cuts, pension overhauls,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 18 Dead in Attacks Across Iraq
Several attacks across Iraq, including a a bombing near a playground, have left at least 18 dead Saturday , underscoring continued unrest in the war torn country.
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[field_image_caption-raw] India Puts GM Food Crops Under Microscope
Environmental activists are cautiously optimistic that a call by a court-appointed technical committee for a ten-year moratorium on open field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops will shelve plans to introduce bio-engineered foods in this largely agricultural country.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Imran Khan Detained on US Flight over Anti-Drone Activism
Pakistan's anti-drone politician and former cricket-star, Imran Khan, was taken off an international flight from Toronto to New York for questioning over his political views, and his critical stance on US foreign policy, immigration officials have confirmed . "I was taken off from plane and...
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