02 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Dozens killed in Siberia plane disaster

More than 30 people dead and several rescued after Russian plane with 43 on board went down shortly after take-off
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 15:26 GMT


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Eurozone unemployment hits all-time high

At least 17 million people are jobless across 17-nation eurozone, the highest level since euro was introduced in 1999.

Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 14:52 GMT


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In Depth

Bahraini villagers fear effects of tear gas

Gregg Carlstrom02 Apr 2012 12:10 GMT
Many towns are blanketed nightly with the gas, raising fears of cancer and other long-term health problems.
Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi hails ‘new era’ for Burma

Thousands celebrate historic byelection victory as the National League for Democracy claims 43 out of 44 seats

Reaper drone 8/8/07

US draws up plans for nuclear drones

Technology is designed to increase flying time ‘from days to months’, along with power available for weapons systems

Q&A with Naomi Wolf and Alexa O’Brien: the NDAA and free speech

Naomi Wolf: Join our live webchat to discuss the potential menace of the NDAA to free reporting (upcoming: 1pm EST; 6pm UK time)


Last week, Naomi Wolf joined journalist Chris Hedges and others in a Manhattan court in the first hearing of a case brought by writers and activists to challenge the terms of the National Defense Authorization Act, also known as the Homeland Battlefield Bill, that may apply to media workers and free speech. Join Naomi today, together with Alexa O’Brien, organiser of US Day of Rage and a plaintiff in the lawsuit, to discuss the issues at stake in this court case and the NDAA’s threat to US constitutional freedoms and civil liberties, from 1-2pm EST (6-7pm UK time).

Do temperature records reliably show the planet is warming?

2 Apr 2012:The temperature record and various different climate indicators all point to rising temperatures

This Q&A is part of the Guardian’s ultimate climate change FAQ

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