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09 Jun

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Syrians decry ‘torture’ of teenage protester  

Video emerges appearing to show body of Syrian boy killed in crackdown, as Russia rejects Security Council resolution.

Last Modified: 09 Jun 2011 09:24 GMT

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WikiLeaks Haiti documents show US influence  

Trove of files recently made public reveal American efforts to maintain political and economic control over island.

Last Modified: 09 Jun 2011 06:35 GMT

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Osama my neighbour

People and Power 09 Jun 2011 08:02 GMT

People & Power visited the people of Abbottabad in the days after the raid that saw the capture of Osama bin Laden.

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Africa

Footage of the four men held captive

Security firm offers apology in bid to free Britons held in Eritrea

Kunal Dutta: Company whose bungled mission in Horn of Africa led to four British men being captured in Eritrea, has issued an unreserved apology in an attempt to hasten their release.

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Farmers work in thhe Sahara desert

US universities in Africa ‘land grab’

Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out

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Editorial: A decade of wars

Why it’s time for Uncle Sam to hang up his boots and leave Iraq and Afghanistan
Five US soldiers have been killed in Iraq. This is the single most serious loss the US has suffered in Iraq in more than two years. The killing of Americans in a rocket attack on the outskirts of Baghdad coincides with two interesting opinion polls in the US. Although President Barack Obama formally ended Iraq combat operations last year, there are still 45,000 US troops and thousands of other Americans in the country who serve as “advisers.” …………………………………………………………………………..

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