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17 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Five held over ‘terror threat’ against pope

Live Some of five are Algerian, sources say
• No shots fired during ‘precautionary’ arrests
• Visit goes on with ‘courage and joy’ – official

  • Five arrested in alleged terror plot against pope
  • In pictures: The pope in London
  • Pope: ‘Science cannot explain human existence’
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    Sarkozy defiant over Roma camps

    French president denies government unfairly targeting Gypsies as row overshadows EU summit

      In pictures: Roma families leave France
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    Pope’s UK visit: child abuse survivors campaign for justice

    Barbara Blaine, a survivor of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, has travelled from Chicago for the pope’s UK visit with a mission to stop abuse in the church. Cameron Robertson joins her…………………………………

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    Mao’s Great Leap Forward ‘killed 45m in four years’

    Arifa Akbar: China leader qualifies as greatest mass murderer in history, says expert with access to official archives……………………………………………………………

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    Obama picks consumer champion for new agency

    Friday, 17 September 2010

    The Obama administration will tap Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard law professor and long-time critic of finance industry lending practices, to set up a new US regulator charged with cleaning up the banking industry.

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    43 million Americans live in poverty

    Friday, 17 September 2010

    One in seven Americans was living in poverty last year – the worst figure since 1994. The poverty rate climbed to 14.3 per cent, or 43.6 million people, the Census Bureau said yesterday in its annual report on the economic well-being of US households. The report covers 2009, President Barack Obama’s first year in office……………………………..

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    Taliban stage pre-poll abductions

    More than 20 people associated with Afghanistan’s parliamentary election, including two candidates, have been seized.

     Interactive: Electoral violenceFraud fears over election A messy electionElections’ obstacle course

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