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Amnesty International slams US

Posted by Mai on 28th May 2008

GMANews.TV
Amnesty International slams US
05/29/2008 | 03:11 AM

LONDON – The United States is shirking its duty to provide the world with moral leadership, and China is letting its business interests trump human rights concerns in Myanmar and Sudan, a human rights group said Wednesday.

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Food crisis payback for ‘20 years of mistakes’ – UN expert

Posted by Mai on 3rd May 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Food crisis payback for ‘20 years
of mistakes’ – UN expert

PARIS: The United Nations’ new top adviser on food blamed two decades of wrong-headed policies by world powers for the food crisis sweeping the globe.

In a stinging interview published on his first day in office, Frenchman Olivier de Schutter, a law professor and human rights campaigner, told Le Monde newspaper that the international community was “unforgivable” for its failure to anticipate the riots sparked last month by soaring food prices.

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Vatican shrugs off Time ‘Top 100′ list snub to pope

Posted by Mai on 3rd May 2008

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Vatican shrugs off Time ‘Top 100′ list snub to pope

Agence France-Presse
First Posted 22:07:00 05/02/2008

ROME — The Vatican on Friday dismissed the US newsweekly Time’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people as “bizarre and arbitrary,” saying the Holy See was pleased that the pope was not included.

“I am happy about this absence (of Pope Benedict XVI) from the list, whose composition is kind of bizarre and arbitrary,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told Agence France-Presse.

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Austrian docs keep ‘horror house’ victims from public

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

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Austrian docs keep ‘horror house’ victims from public

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:57:00 04/30/2008

AMSTETTEN, AUSTRIA—Austrian doctors kept a woman and her children – freed from a windowless cellar that had been their prison for years – away from the public eye Tuesday, and said it would take weeks of treatment before they could get used to living in a world they have never known.

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Finnish man intentionally spread HIV to five women–court

Posted by Mai on 29th April 2008

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Finnish man intentionally spread HIV to five women–court

Agence France-Presse
First Posted 22:53:00 04/28/2008

HELSINKI — A Finnish court on Monday ruled a man had intentionally transmitted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to five women and had unprotected sex with least 14 others, exposing them to possible infection.

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UN meets today on food battle plan

Posted by Mai on 28th April 2008

Manila Bulletin Online
UN meets today on food battle plan

Denis Rousseau

GENEVA (AFP) — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon leads today, Monday, a concerted effort by 27 key UN agencies to tackle the growing crisis caused by a worldwide sharp rise in basic food prices.

The UN was scheduled at a two-day conference in the Swiss capital Bern to reveal a battle plan of emergency measures, while exploring other longer-term measures to solve the world’s food crisis.

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