28 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Main Thailand river swells to record highs

Chao Phraya spills over briefly as rising floodwaters prompt residents to flee from the capital.

Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 14:15 GMT

Commonwealth’s relevance in question

Group’s commitment to democracy and human rights doubted as leaders of ex-British colonies meet in Perth.

The Gaddafi love-in ends


It’s a powerful word, and one that sends many  people into defensive mode. But, is there any other word to describe how the West treated the Libyan people in the years before the Libyan revolution?

Watching world leaders speak solemnly about Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s death, taking care not to gloat, has been an eye-opening experience.

Royal women to get equal rights

Historic constitutional changes agreed unanimously by the 16 nations of which   the Queen is monarch.

The changes mean that if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child is a girl, she will take precedence over any younger brothers in the order of succession

Veteran injured in police battle as tension rises in US

Rupert Cornwell

Friday, 28 October 2011

Police arrested 53 protesters at the Occupy Atlanta demonstration


Police arrested 53 protesters at the Occupy Atlanta demonstration

An Iraq veteran was still in critical condition yesterday after being injured when an anti-Wall Street demonstration in Oakland degenerated into a battle with police using tear gas, the most vivid sign yet that some US city governments are starting to lose patience with the protest movement………………………………………


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