Sunday, January 24, 2010

NEWS BRIEFS - January 2010

LEOGANE, Haiti, Jan. 16:  As Haiti's capital receives world aid, hard hit rural areas wait in desperation for help. "SOS," declared a sign near Leogane. "We don't understand why everything is going to Port-au-Prince..." Leogane is a rubble pile. Two mass graves line the main road, with bodies thrown in to a third grave. (Read more here.)

NEW DELHI, Jan 23: The head of the UN’s panel of climate scientists promised on Saturday to tighten research procedures but dismissed talk he should resign over an erroneous projection that Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035. (From here.)

DUBAI, Jan. 24: A purported audio tape of Osama bin Laden aired on Al Jazeera television claimed responsibility for a December 25 attempted bombing of a US-bound plane, and the al Qaeda leader vowed to continue attacks on the United States. (From here.)

PESHAWAR, Jan. 24: Taliban militants killed seven tribesmen in the North Waziristan on the Afghan border who they claim were spying for the United States. This is a common way to get rid of opposition from local tribesmen and to intimidate residents. (Read more here.)

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