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HRW: Families Plea for Release of UAE Activists

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says the families of five political activists on trial in the United Arab Emirates have made a joint plea for their release. The men were detained six months ago for publicly insulting the country’s leaders. The New York-based rights organization says the families have sent a letter to the president and vice […]

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Philippines Typhoon Death Toll Tops 100

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the Philippines say at least 101 people were killed by two typhoons that hit the main island two weeks ago, with tens of thousands of people still displaced by widespread flooding. The Office of Civil Defense said Sunday that 27 people are missing, raising fears that the death toll could rise. Typhoon Nesat […]

Poland General Election Under Way

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Voting is under way in Poland’s parliamentary election, which looks likely to return centrist Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Civic Platform Party to a second four-year term. Final opinion polls last week indicated the ruling pro-market party held a lead over the opposition. In a poll published by the Gazeta Wyborcza daily Tuesday, the PO received […]

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