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Siege of Amazon Greenpeace Activists Ends
BRASILIA - Police escorted a group of Greenpeace activists from a remote town in the Brazilian Amazon on Wednesday after hundreds of loggers and townspeople besieged them overnight in protest against an anti-global warming campaign, the environmental organization said. The incident, the second time...
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Amazon Loggers Hold Activists Captive
BRASILIA -- Brazilian loggers besieged eight Greenpeace activists on Wednesday in a remote Amazon town, angered by a campaign against global warming that they fear could hurt their image, the conservation group said. Hundreds of townspeople, including dozens of loggers in trucks, cars and...
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Parliament in Turkey Votes to Allow Iraq Incursion
ISTANBUL - Turkey's parliament voted today to give the government authority to send troops into northern Iraq, moving this NATO country one step closer to a military confrontation with Iraq over Kurdish rebels who hide there. Turkish lawmakers voted 507 to 19 in favor of the motion, which was...
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HIV Treatment 'Failing' in Africa
More than a third of patients on HIV medication in sub-Saharan Africa die or discontinue their treatment within two years of starting it, a survey shows. The study found that many were too late taking up anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs, while for some it was impractical to travel to distant clinics...
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A Tortured Stance on Torture
In half a century of reporting around the world, I have found that there was usually a feeling that the United States stood for standards of liberty, human rights, and the dignity of mankind. The Bush administration has taken us off that gold standard and drained away much of that reservoir of...
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A Revolutionary Icon, and Now, a Bikini
SANTA CLARA, Cuba , Oct. 8 - Aleida Guevara March, the 46-year-old daughter of Che Guevara, says she can bear the Che T-shirts, the Che keychains, the Che postcards and Che paintings sold all over Cuba, not to mention the world. At least some of the purchasers truly cherish Che, she says. On Monday...
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Bolivia's Evo Morales Wins Hearts and Minds in US
While Iranian President Ahmedinejad stole the headlines during the United Nations meeting last week in New York, Bolivia's President Evo Morales - a humble coca farmer, former llama herder and union organizer - stole the hearts of the American people. At public events and media appearances, Bolivia...
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Two Different Accounts of Deadly Airstrike in Baghdad
BAGHDAD - For the battered working-class district of Abu Dshir, Ramadan evenings bring a rare air of festivity. The temperature is still warm, but the heat of summer has abated. Families stroll outdoors, and young men play nightly matches of a traditional Ramadan game called mihaidis, in which...
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Ahmadinejad v. Bollinger: Words Were Spoken, But What Was Said?
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, began his two hours at Columbia University with these words. "In Iran, tradition requires when you invite a person to be a speaker, we actually respect our students enough to allow them to make their own judgment, and don't think it's necessary before the...
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Can We Say No To War For 24 Hours?
When the United Nations declared every Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace , they asked us all, governments and people alike, to put down our guns for the day. The UN called for a global cease-fire and an observance of nonviolence for just one day, 24 short hours. Will we be able to do it?...
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