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World Notes: Somalia, South Korea and more

Somalia: Fighting, danger to civilians mount; South Korea: Villagers protest U.S. naval base; Cuba: Building oil partnership with Russian firms; Colombia: New human rights failures; Israel: Prospect of short track to Palestinian sovereignty riles government


Afghanistan: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

It's' time to take these proposals seriously, for the sake of all concerned, in Afghanistan and here at home.


World Notes: Belgium, Canada and more

World Youth Festival concludes, EU attacks poverty, African migrant workers are barred, Washington is down on dissidents, a Union takes down Wal-Mart, Statistics show social gains.


Haiti cholera may have originated with UN peacekeepers

New investigations reveal that the cholera epidemic in ravaged Haiti may have started out in a camp for Nepalese UN peacekeepers.


Pakistan flood victims face harsh winter

Reports indicate that the hardships from Pakistan's earlier monsoon floods have been exacerbated by the onslaught of winter.


Honduras ex-prez Zelaya voices anger re Wikileaks revelations

Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya angrily blasted the U.S. State Department comments revealed in a secret diplomatic cable.


Sudanese protest lashing of woman

Sudanese women's rights activists and allies protested the beating of a young woman by laughing police officers that was captured on video and circulated around the world.


World Notes: Cuba, Bangladesh and more

Cuba: Economic reforms apply to health care; Bangladesh: Textile workers launch massive strike; Costa Rica: Opposition protests U.S. troops; Spain: WikiLeaks reveals talks on AFRICOM hosting; Japan: Peace Conference centers on removal of foreign bases; Egypt: Defeated opposition takes to the streets


British education cuts: a member of Parliament speaks out

The yawning gap between the richest and the rest has to be addressed and wealth must be redistributed.


WikiLeaks spawns OpenLeaks, global whistle-blowing community

The biggest story about WikiLeaks may not be the contents of the documents it is releasing but its upending of secrecy, whistle-blowing and journalism as we know it.

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