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18 Dec

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


News


News

Battles rage in Damascus refugee area

Civilians flee Yarmouk camp as rebels and Palestinian fighters backing the Syrian regime continue to clash in capital.
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2012 16:11 GMT

Middle East

Stroke-hit Iraqi president rushed to hospital

Jalal Talabani in stable condition in intensive care unit, after suffering stroke and hardening of arteries.
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2012 12:21 GMT

Middle East

Anti-polio workers gunned down in Pakistan

 At least six workers for government campaign to eradicate disease killed in separate attacks in Karachi and Peshawar.
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2012 14:23 GMT

Central & South Asia

Philippine Catholics oppose birth-control law

Church leaders vow to overturn legislation that will make sex education and contraceptives more widely available.
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2012 16:37 GMT

Asia-Pacific

In Pictures: The misery of migrant workers

Tanya Kaur Bindra 18 Dec 2012 09:08 GMT
Overseas workers from the Philippines continue to face abuse and hardship as the UN marks International Migrants Day.
Officer Jeff Atherly and Corporal David Gogian

Officer Jeff Atherly, left, and Corporal David Gogian were shot and killed in Topeka, Kansas, on 16 December 2012. Photograph: Handout/Reuters/Topeka Police Department
By  and agencies

Two police officers shot dead in Topeka, Kansas as US gun murders mount

Authorities report gun-related incidents in Kansas, California, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Mississippi, Michigan and Illinois

Incidents of gun violence across the US, leading to deaths, woundings and arrests, continued to be reported on Sunday and Monday while the nation’s attention remained on Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 young children and six adults were killed by a gunman on Friday.

The India Gate monument in New Delhi, India, enveloped by a blanket of smog

Pollution from car emissions killing millions in China and India

Study published by Lancet says surge in car use in south and east Asia killed 2.1m people prematurely in 2010

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