February 22, 2006

News You Might Have Missed

Important but underreported news from around the world.

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QUOTED: “”The way this information is leaking out is as disturbing as the radiation leaks themselves.”

— Paul Gunter of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, on an ongoing series of tritium leaks at Illinois nuclear power plants.
(Story #11, below.)

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TOP STORIES
[o1] “Bush plans huge propaganda campaign in Iran”
[o2] “Safety mission in a haze”
[o3] “Resort no longer off-limits to violence of drug cartels”

NATION
[o4] “Rita, the forgotten storm, torments Louisianans”
[o5] “Bush draws oil drilling line in Gulf”
[o6] “Doctor remained on DHS roster despite losing medical license”

WORLD
[o7] “Syria switches from dollars to euros”
[o8] “Relations between Argentina, Uruguay on downward spiral”
[o9] “Turn back to your taps”

NUCLEAR LEAKS
[10] “Blunder left trail of lethal radiation”
[11] “More leaks at nuclear sites”

AFRICA
[12] “African bio-resources ‘exploited by West'”
[13] “Somalis clash over scarce water”
[14] “Killer drought threatens to end way of life for nomadic African tribes”

GAY RIGHTS
[15] “Russia’s first gay parade vetoed by ‘outraged’ city”
[16] “Canada’s new PM worries gay couples”

VIEWPOINT
[17] “War tourists fight to see Bosnia’s past”

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TOP STORIES | top

[o1]

“Bush plans huge propaganda campaign in Iran”
Guardian (U.K.), February 16, 2006

Bush has asked Congress for $78m to fund radio propaganda and dissident democracy groups within Iran.

[o2]

“Safety mission in a haze”
Newsday, February 15, 2006

The FDA’s new safety board meets in private and does not consult industry experts, creating confusion about its role.

[o3]

“”Resort no longer off-limits to violence of drug cartels”
Copley News Service, February 15, 2006

Drug-related violence has taken over Acapulco, ruining tourism, frightening police and putting officials into denial.

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NATION | top

[o4]

“Rita, the forgotten storm, torments Louisianans”
Boston Globe, February 15, 2006

Many of the dead from Hurricane Rita will never be found, while the living are stuck in trailer parks far from their former homes.

[o5]

“Bush draws oil drilling line in Gulf”
Herald Tribune (FL), February 18, 2006

Floridians are upset over Bush’s proposal to allow drilling 100 miles off their coastline, increasing the risk of an oil spill.

[o6]

“Doctor remained on DHS roster despite losing medical license”
San Francisco Examiner, February 17, 2006

A fake immigration doctor stayed on the Dept. of Homeland Security Web site in spite of a criminal investigation and a tip from a Congressman.

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WORLD | top

[o7]

“Syria switches from dollars to euros”
Associated Press, February 14, 2006

The country has quietly switched its foreign currency in light of U.S. threats and the Hariri assassination probe.

[o8]

“Relations between Argentina, Uruguay on downward spiral”
Knight Ridder, February 17, 2006

Argentineans are protesting two Uruguayan paper mills they say will ruin the environment; Uruguay says it needs the income.

[o9]

“Turn back to your taps”
Times (U.K.), February 18, 2006

From production to shipping to recycling, the bottled water industry is a leading emitter of CO2.

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NUCLEAR LEAKS | top

[10]

“Blunder left trail of lethal radiation”
Times (U.K.), February 18, 2006

An open container of nuclear hospital waste traveled for hours across the English countryside due to a bureaucratic breakdown.

[11]

“More leaks at nuclear sites”
Chicago Tribune, February 16, 2006

Three nuclear plants in Illinois are leaking tritium, alarming residents and officials.

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AFRICA | top

[12]

“African bio-resources ‘exploited by West'”
Independent (U.K.), February 17, 2006

Western companies are stealing microbes and bacteria from Africa to develop and patent products worth millions of dollars.

[13]

“Somalis clash over scarce water”
BBC (U.K.), February 17, 2006

Rival Somali tribes in Ethiopia are killing each other over access to water during the worst drought in over 40 years.

[14]

“Killer drought threatens to end way of life for nomadic African tribes”
Scotsman, February 15, 2006

As Kenya’s cattle die of drought, its children resolve to better their lives through education rather than livestock.

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GAY RIGHTS | top

[15]

“Russia’s first gay parade vetoed by ‘outraged’ city”
Independent (U.K.), February 18, 2006

Moscow’s religious leaders say a proposed gay pride parade would incite even bigger riots than the cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

[16]

“Canada’s new PM worries gay couples”
USA Today, February 14, 2006

Canada’s gay couples are rushing to marry for fear that conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper will outlaw the unions.

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VIEWPOINT | top

[17]

“War tourists fight to see Bosnia’s past”
Christian Science Monitor, February 16, 2006

Bosnia’s fledgling tourist industry will share any part of its history except the recent civil war, writes Beth Kampschror.

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