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The Languages of Extinction: The World's Endangered Tongues
Every fortnight, another language dies; some 40 per cent of the world's languages are thought to be at risk. Now a new study has identified those that are most endangered.
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Free-Market Mischief in Hot Spots of Disaster
Festivalgoers in Venice and Toronto who attended the premieres this weekend of "The Shock Doctrine," a six-minute film written by the author Naomi Klein and the director Alfonso Cuarón, saw images of electroshock treatments from the 1950s, animated pages from a C.I.A. torture manual and footage...
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Cuba Lays to Rest Dispute Over Remains of Che Guevara
HAVANA -- The remains of Che Guevara brought here from Bolivia 10 years ago provided "conclusive" forensic evidence they belonged to the revolutionary leader, state media said Saturday. In a lengthy article, the official Granma daily newspaper addressed claims made by an ex-CIA agent who earlier...
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US Vote Could Close 'School of the Americas'
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to take what advocates are calling a historic vote this week to close the largest U.S. military training ground for soldiers from Central and South America. The vote comes on the initiative of Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), who has...
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New Peace Index Ranks US Among Worst Nations
WASHINGTON- The United States is among the least peaceful nations in the world, ranking 96th between Yemen and Iran, according to a new index released on Wednesday that evaluates 121 nations based on their peacefulness.According to the Global Peace Index, created by The Economist Intelligence Unit...
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Rights: US 'Moral Authority' Rests on Big Stick
UNITED NATIONS - When the 192-member U.N. General Assembly meets in mid-May to elect 14 new members to the 47-nation Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC), the United States will be conspicuous by its absence and missing from the ballot. Justifying its decision, Washington says it will skip the...
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Venezuela Pulling Out of IMF, World Bank
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez announced Monday he would pull Venezuela out of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, a largely symbolic move because the nation has already paid off its debts to the lending institutions."We will no longer have to go to Washington nor to...
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Castro Criticizes U.S. Biofuel Policies
HAVANA -- Fidel Castro lashes out against U.S. biofuel plans in an op-ed piece published Thursday, a sign Cuba's 80-year-old leader may be taking a more active role in public affairs after months sidelined by a still undisclosed illness. The article is written in the same kind of apocalyptic style...
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