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02 Nov

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Syrian troops killed in checkpoint attacks

Rebels kill at least 28 government soldiers in attacks on three checkpoints on main road from Damascus to Aleppo.
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2012 01:12 GMT

Middle East

Iran’s currency woes hurt wallets in Iraq

Business from Shia pilgrims has plummeted and Iran’s state travel agency owes millions in unpaid bills, officials say.

Last Modified: 02 Nov 2012 11:55 GMT

Israel ‘admits’ killing Arafat’s deputy

Testimony published in Israeli daily claims the 1988 killing of Abu Jihad in Tunis was planned by the Mossad spy agency.
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 20:46 GMT

Middle East


Greek editor acquitted over Swiss bank list

Costas Vaxevanis “innocent” after he was tried for publishing list showing 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 20:12 GMT

Europe

Staten Island grieving after Sandy

 Many residents in New York City’s “forgotten borough” lack power, hot water and mobile phone reception.

Where is the Green Party?

By Dahr Jamail

In the race for the White House, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have talked about sustainable development.

Yet the Green Party ticket, whose stance on the issue outpaces those of both the Republican and Democratic parties, is virtually unknown by the vast majority of US voters……………………..

Cardinal O'Brien described same-sex marriage as 'grotesque'

Cardinal Keith O’Brien ‘honoured’ for attacks on gay marriage

Cardinal Keith O’Brien was named Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year last night, despite threats from Barclays and Coutts to withdraw their sponsorship of the awards over the category.

Cardinal O’Brien, the most senior figure in the Catholic Church in Britain, was “honoured” for his outspoken attacks on proposals to legalise same-sex marriage, which he has described as a “grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right”.

Wadgy Abd El Hamied Mohamed Ghoneim

Muslim clerics say superstorm Sandy is God’s punishment for film that mocked Prophet Mohammad

A group of Muslim clerics have joined some Christian preachers in blaming the superstorm which has devastated areas of America, Haiti and Cuba on the wrath of God.

Venice Flooded

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