20 Nov

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Peace will be a consequence of truth. Maria Montessori said: “Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” Let us hope this is a turning point, and a way towards Palestinian freedom.

Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish



Israel urges Gazans to evacuate their homes

Leaflets warn of more strikes to come as Palestinian sources say a ceasefire is just hours away.
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 16:53 GMT

Gaza family killed by Israeli airstrike

Ten members of the same Palestinian family, including four children, were among those killed when an Israeli missile struck the al-Dallu’s home in Gaza City on Sunday.

Israel says its air raids are targeting members and buildings of Hamas, a group that governs Gaza, but most of those affected by the attacks have been civilians.

Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports from Gaza.

Savita Halappanavar, who was 17 weeks pregnant and suffering a miscarriage and septicaemia, died in hospital after being refused an abortion

U-turn on Irish abortion death investigation as three consultants are axed from panel

Move comes after widower protested at inclusion of Galway hospital employees

The announcement was made in Ireland’s Dail parliament just hours after Mrs Halappanavar’s husband Praveen said he would not co-operate with the probe because of three Galway doctors.

He claimed it could not be independent.

The widower’s solicitor Gerard O’Donnell announced he had no faith in the state’s Health Service Executive (HSE), which appointed the team to review the case.


Animosity International: Staff on strike in Amnesty offices across the globe

It’s arguably the world’s most venerated campaigning group. But now Amnesty is facing a crisis that threatens to tear it apart
Eggborough Power Station

CO2 hit record high in 2011 – UN report

WMO figures show levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere broke a new record last year, at 390.9 parts per million

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