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21 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

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An average of 50lb extra weight is carried by children who were found to be infected by the adenovirus

Western surge in obesity may have been caused by a virus

Researchers discover new evidence for ‘infectobesity’ illness – obesity that is transmitted from person to person…………………..

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Living and learning: Nicola and Bethan, more bonded than ever after the trip

Gap year: Travels with my daughter

Not many single mothers would spend a gap year working with the world’s poor. But Nicola McClement and her nine-year-old, Beth, have never looked back………………………………………

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Vatican bank chief under inquiry

Judge freezes €23m held in church-linked account, in investigation into suspected money-laundering ………………………..
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Israel makes settlements offer

The O’Leary: What is all this nonsense about an extension of the settlement freeze? The building of settlements on land that belongs to the Palestinians is illegal and should be stopped completely. Israel should be prosecuted in the world court and  condemned by the United Nations for stealing Palestinian land and extending its own boundaries illegally. Just think if another country was doing this. Just think if a country was doing this to us. What would we do? Yes.

Netanyahu offers to extend settlement building freeze if Washington frees spy Jonathan Pollard……………………….

According to Israel’s army radio, the prime minister’s office has approached Washington with a deal to continue the moratorium for another three months in return for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a former navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying in 1987. Binyamin Netanyahu, has long pressed for Pollard to be freed, but winning his release would help him sell concessions to rightwing members of his cabinet and the settlers.
 
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Harvard faces protests over honour for Islamophobic editor

21 Sep 2010: University under fire for plans to honour New Republic’s Martin Peretz who wrote that ‘Muslim life is cheap’……………………………………………………………

 
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Quartet to urge settlement freeze

Draft statement of diplomatic bloc calls on Israeli PM to extend moratorium due to expire at the end of September…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
 
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The O'Leary

What is all this nonsense about an extension of the settlement freeze? The building of settlements on land that belongs to the Palestinians is illegal and should be stopped completely. Israel should be prosecuted in the world court and condemned by the United Nations for stealing Palestinian land and extending its own boundaries illegally. Just think if another country was doing this. Just think if a country was doing this to us. What would we do? Yes.

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