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29 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Afghan election campaigners shot dead

Five victims had been campaigning for female candidate in next month’s poll………………………

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Martin Luther King’s spirit is claimed by Fox TV’s Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin

 Tea Party activists among thousands attending rightwing host’s ‘Restoring Honour’ rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial…………………………………….
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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s family turned away from prison visit

 Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning was told by guards she had been abandoned by her children, says son……………………………………

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Critics of Labour leadership frontrunner accuse him of ‘burying his head in the sand’ over abuses

By Matt Chorley, Political correspondent

‘The facts are that bad things were done by the Americans after 2002 and they didn?t tell anyone else,’ says Mr Miliband

The United States did “bad things” to terror suspects in the wake of 9/11 which Britain was too slow to realise, David Miliband acknowledges today as he brandishes his record as Foreign Secretary to bolster his Labour leadership ambitions.

In an exclusive interview with The Independent on Sunday, the contest’s frontrunner speaks bluntly about both the behaviour of Britain’s closest intelligence ally and the failings of his predecessors at the Foreign Office in not recognising sooner the US’s unacceptable treatment of detainees……………………………

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Carter brings jailed US teacher home from North Korea

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Former President Jimmy Carter flew home yesterday from North Korea bringing with him a jailed American citizen – but apparently without having met the country’s reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il, embroiled in critical manoeuvres to secure the succession of his youngest son, Kim Jong-un………………………….

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 Never has so little history been known by so few…

As events commemorating the Battle of Britain reach their climax, a grasp of the facts would be a worthy tribute to all veterans 

Lest we forget: Modern methods of teaching history encourage empathy - but not for those caught up in the Blitz, such as firefighters dousing the flames in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral
getty images 

Lest we forget: Modern methods of teaching history encourage empathy – but not for those caught up in the Blitz, such as firefighters dousing the flames in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral 

If there was ever a date on which to reproach ourselves, it is Tuesday week: 7 September will mark 70 years since the Luftwaffe first switched its attention from bombing our airfields to the streets of London. It stands out among the many Battle of Britain landmarks being remembered this year, because it left ordinary citizens with nowhere to escape from the German bombs that began falling on the capital, night after relentless night, for the next nine months, killing 20,000 and shattering 1.5 million …………………………
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Afghan graft prosecutor ‘fired’

Official says Hamid Karzai tried to block him from probing high-level corruption cases…………………………………………………..
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