October 25, 2006

News You Might Have Missed * Vol. 5, No. 43

Important but underreported news from around the world.

QUOTED: “Every young man wishes to have a job and have a life. But when he sees what we have here: occupation, siege, a low standard of living, security crisis — all of this creates a desire to leave. I want to get out of this crisis.”

— Ahmed Hushiyeh one of many young Palestinians seeking to flee surging violence under the Hamas government(story #o8, below).


TOP STORIES
[o1] “Hearings into alleged French role in Rwanda genocide”
[o2] “Cancer fund to explore environmental links to illness”
[o3] “Refugee children behind bars”


ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH
[o4] “Race tied to breast cancer severity”
[o5] “Zanzibar’s famed beachs threatened by unchecked sewage, development”
[o6] “Milk shoppers get a new choice — kinda organic”
[o7] “Rule change sparks rush on diesel vehicles”


ISRAEL & PALESTINE
[o8] “Fallout of Hamas’s rule spurs Palestinian desire to flee”
[o9] “Peace Now: Most outposts partly built on private Palestinian land”
[10] “Palestinian woman wins right to attend Israeli university”


WORLD
[11] “Nigeria: Gov’t closes petroleum development accounts”
[12] “Iran: Rafsanjani revelations undermine pro-presidential forces”
[13] “Third Army moves troops to capital”
[14] “Illegal mining worries ASI”


VIEWPOINT
[15] “Good citizens need practice”
 


TOP STORIES | top

[o1]

“Hearings into alleged French role in Rwanda genocide”
Agence France-Presse, October 24, 2006

A founder of Rwanda’s ruling Tutsi party testified that France backed “Francophone” Hutu militias over “anglophone” Tutsis.

[o2]

“Cancer fund to explore environmental links to illness”
Globe & Mail (Canada), October 6, 2006

With the lion’s share of funding going to finding cures, a Toronto group seeks cancer causes in modern lfe’s “soup of chemicals.

[o3]

“Refugee children behind bars”
Radio Netherlands, October 21, 2006

More than 200 children of refused asylym seekers in the Netherlands have been held for years in high security detention centers.


ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH | top

[o4]

“Race tied to breast cancer severity”
Houston Chronicle, October 24, 2006

A study finds that drug-resistant tumors, as well as socio-economic factors, add up to higher breast cancer mortality in black women.

Read “Breast Cancer: Cause & Controversy” on Newsdesk.org

[o5]

“Zanzibar’s famed beachs threatened by unchecked sewage, development”
Agence France-Presse, October 22, 2006

Raw sewage, illegal deforestation, unchecked development and climate change may destroy the archipelago’s economic future.

[o6]

“Milk shoppers get a new choice — kinda organic”
Christian Science Monitor, October 17, 2006

Short of more expensive organic certification, dairy farmers find success by eschewing growth hormones and antibiotics.

[o7]

“Rule change sparks rush on diesel vehicles”
Kansas City Star, October 23, 2006

As new federal rules loom, activists fear pollution effects on children from school bus fleets packed with late-model vehicles.


ISRAEL & PALESTINE | top

[o8]

“Fallout of Hamas’s rule spurs Palestinian desire to flee”
Christian Science Monitor, October 24, 2006

Deepening despair” among Palestinians under Hamas appears to be driving emigration by young folks, raising fears of a brain drain.

[o9]

“Peace Now: Most outposts partly built on private Palestinian land”
Haaretz, October 10, 2006

Bitter exchanges followed a report that up to 75 percent of Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal under Israeli law.

10]

“Palestinian woman wins right to attend Israeli university”
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, October 20, 2006

Sawsan Salameh was awarded a scholarship for a PhD in chemistry, but it took a court battle to admit her to a Jerusalem university.


WORLD | top

[11]

“Nigeria: Gov’t closes petroleum development accounts”
This Day (Lagos), October 16, 2006

Critics say NIgeria’s Petroleum Technology Development Fund has become a “vault of slush funds” for corrupt officials.

[12]

“Iran: Rafsanjani revelations undermine pro-presidential forces”
Eurasianet, October 16, 2006

“Iran adopts firm stance on minority rights issue”
Eurasianet, October 16, 2006

Iran’s former president seeks to discredit conservatives, as the government struggles to rein in fractious minorities.

[13]

“Third Army moves troops to capital”
Bangkok Post, October 25, 2006

Fearing a return of deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand’s Army is sending battalions into Bangkok.

[14]

“Illegal mining worries ASI”
Hindustan Times, October 23, 2006

The Archaeological Society of India says miners are picking up the pace in advance of new laws protecting heritage sites.


VIEWPOINT | top

[15]

“Good citizens need practice”
New Zealand Herald, October 26, 2006

A columnist says “citizenship education” can only set the stage for self-government, and is no substitute for active participation.


Editor: Julia Scott | Intern: Scott Domini Ehlert

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