October

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Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

Burden of Colombian past weighs on peace negotiations

Protection must await a successful outcome of peace negotiations which were set to begin in Norway on October 17 between the Colombian government and the FARC.

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Indigenous protesters killed in Guatemala

The protesters were met by elements of the armed forces and the National Civil Police, who, evidently ordered to disperse them, opened fire, resulting in the deaths and injuries.

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Iranian people pay the price for crisis

Although millions of Iranians receive a monthly government payment to compensate for a cut in subsidies, the value of this is diminishing.

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Mali stalemate is dangerous dilemma for Africa

The probability of outside military intervention in the West African country of Mali has increased sharply.

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Wall Street Journal wailing over Chavez victory in Venezuela

The reelection, for a third term, of Venezuela's left wing president has set off wails of anguish in the right-wing media and political circles in the United States.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wins third term

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on October 7 overwhelmingly defeated Henrique Capriles, presidential candidate of the right-wing Roundtable of Democratic Unity Coalition.

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School of the Americas: key tool for empire

"How would you describe the School of the Americas?"  "As a school of assassins, torturers, and leaders of coups."

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Post-Fukushima Japan looking into fracking?

With anti-nuclear protests heating up after Japan revoked a previous anti-nuke plan, the country is desperately looking for energy alternatives.

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