June

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Haiti, five months after quake, aid slow to show

Although $5.3 billion in immediate aid was pledged to help Haiti after its Jan. 12 near-apocalyptic earthquake, only two percent, or $45 million, has been donated.

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The vuvuzela, African culture and spirit of football: notes from the Edge

The vuvuzela horns are destined to be one of the lasting remembrances of the 2010 World Cup held here in South Africa, says author Wayne Edge.

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World Cup musings: word from the Edge

Encouraging of football lovers to come to South Africa for the games has opened up a new window into the world.

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Poor People’s World Cup stresses South Africa’s anti-poverty fight

The Poor People's World Cup in Cape Town, organized by the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, aims to highlight the province's struggle against poverty and homelessness.

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Bloody Sunday massacre: Unjustified and unjustifiable

British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized unreservedly to the families of those killed on Bloody Sunday 38 years ago, saying the action of troops was "unjustified and unjustifiable."

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Japan’s new prime minister vows strong economy - but for whom?

Prime Minister Kan Naoto in his first policy speech said he will pursue a "third way" on the economy, but it doesn't look like it.

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World Notes: Palestine, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Angola, Honduras, Iceland

Collective punishment, big garment workers strike, Russia-China ties, oil riches, violence, bank fraud.

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Stalemate on the Rhine and quagmire in Berlin

Things are really happening in Germany - politics and economy in upheaval, and no one can tell what's next.

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Rwanda releases U.S. lawyer Erlinder

Progressive U.S. lawyer Peter Erlinder has been freed from jail in Rwanda and may be returning to the United States within the next few days.

Video: Mexican soccer legend celebrates World Cup

Video interview -- in Spanish -- of Mexican soccer player Pavel Pardo in Chicago on the opening day of the World Cup.

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