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Libya: Why the U.S. Should Not Force Regime Change
More than 1 billion going hungry, U.N. says
The global economic crisis has caused a spike in world hunger that has left more than a billion undernourished, United Nations agencies said in a new report. “It is unacceptable in the 21st century that almost one in six of the world’s population is now going hungry,” said Josette Sheeran, executive director of the World Food Programme.
Iraq approves return of small British force
British death toll in Afghanistan passes 200
Two soldiers wounded by explosions in southern Afghanistan have died , bringing to 201 the number of British troops killed in the country since 2001, officials said Sunday. The first soldier, who was wounded while on car patrol in Helmand province on Thursday, died at a hospital in Britain, the Ministry of Defence said Sunday. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh
Rachelle Lefevre stunned to lose role in ‘Twilight’ sequel
"Twilight" fans weren’t the only ones surprised by the news that Bryce Dallas Howard was replacing Rachelle Lefevre on the third film "Eclipse." “I was stunned,” says Lefevre in a statement. “I was fully committed to the ‘Twilight’ saga.” Lefevre, who played villain Victoria in the first Summit Entertainment-produced film and its upcoming sequel “New Moon,” said she turned down “several other film opportunities” and accepted only roles with short shooting schedules to make time for “Eclipse.” “I am hurt deeply by Summit’s surprising decision to move on without me,” she says
Sears Tower now named Willis Tower
U.N. report alleges widespread killings by Kenyan police
A U.N. special investigator called for the resignation of top Kenyan officials and sweeping changes in the country’s security forces to end reported widespread killings by police across the African nation. “The special rapporteur concluded that police in Kenya frequently execute individuals and that a climate of impunity prevails,” Philip Alston said in a report a recently submitted to the U.N
Rwandan to face genocide charges in Finland
Finnish prosecutors will file genocide charges against a Rwandan man in the killings of 15 people during Rwanda’s ethnic cleansing bloodbath in 1994, authorities said Monday. GM will file a bankruptcy petition at 8 am ET (12 pm GMT), paving the way for a de facto government takeover, according to a source with direct knowledge of the bankruptcy proceedings
Vice president’s mother in hospital
Vice President Joe Biden’s 91-year-old mother was hospitalized Sunday after a fall at her home in Delaware, according to Biden’s office. “As per my commitment and the commitment of [President] Asif Ali Zardari, I announce the reinstatement of all deposed judges,” Gilani said in his address Monday. In addition, Gilani said the government is seeking a review of a court ruling last month that disqualified opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother from public office and ensnared the country in a political crisis.