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13 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Worst. Campaign speech. Ever.

The McGlynn: “Enjoy!”

 Passions run high in the election campaign for the Stark County treasurer’s office. Very high. Too high, perhaps
A campaign speech for the ages: ‘The Stark County treasurer’s office is a mess!’It’s hard to imagine why but Phil Davison, seen speaking in this delightful video, did not win the Republican party’s nomination to run for treasurer of Stark County, Ohio. The other candidates must have been awesome………………………………… 

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 UK troops suspected of Iraqi murders

Exclusive: Soldiers and airmen suspected of murder and manslaughter have not faced trial………………………..

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Amnesty: Torture and abuse rife in Iraq jails

Up to 30,000 prisoners, including many veterans of the US detention system, are being held without rights in Iraq and are frequently tortured or abused according to a report by Amnesty International.

The study has found that the human rights situation remains dire in Iraq, with arbitrary arrests and secret detention common, as well as a lack of accountability throughout the security forces……………………………………

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Nelson Mandela ‘felt betrayed by Tony Blair over decision to join Iraq invasion’

Furious phone call to cabinet minister in protest at military action

Nelson Mandela with Tony Blair in May 2007. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP

Nelson Mandela felt so betrayed by Tony Blair‘s decision to join the US-led invasion of Iraq that he launched a fiery tirade against him in a phone call to a cabinet minister, it emerged today.

Peter Hain, a lifelong anti-apartheid campaigner who knows the ex-South African president well, said Mandela was “breathing fire” down the line in protest at the 2003 military action.

The trenchant criticisms were made in a formal call to the minister’s office, not in a private capacity, and Blair was informed of what had been said, Hain added. The details are revealed in Hain’s new biography of Mandela……………………..

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Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to extend a freeze on building Jewish settlements

Israel refuses to meet European ministers for talks

Jerusalem says EU demand for discussions on eve of Yom Kippur is highly………………………..

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It was the Victorian era when science really came of age, and the icon of 'the scientist' emerged

The history of science: rage of reason

That science has seen its fair share of feuding should come as no surprise, says Holly Williams.

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Belgian church acknowledges abuse

Archbishop promises action after report reveals hundreds of cases of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy over last 50 years………………..
 
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‘Rampant abuse in Iraq jails’

Amnesty International report documents wide abuse, torture and detention without trial in Iraqi prisons.Last Modified: 13 Sep 2010 11:58 GMT 
 Inside Iraq’s torture dungeonsUS hands over last prison in IraqIraq ministry enters ‘secret jail’Iraqis allege ‘secret jail’ abuse ‘Iraq secret jail inmates tortured’Exclusive: Iraqi family tells of torture
 

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