Wednesday, July 23, 2008

In the News: Jul-23

Teen dies after being stunned by Winnipeg police Taser - 23 Jul 2008 at 2:22pm - A 17-year-old boy who died after Winnipeg police officers fired a stun gun at him Tuesday refused to put down a knife when ordered, police said Wednesday.

Afghan troop surge up to 'next administration' - 23 Jul 2008 at 1:37pm - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon press secretary says it will be left to the next administration to decide on any sizable troop increase for Afghanistan.

Justice Dept called uncooperative on voting rights - 23 Jul 2008 at 11:01am - WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department is stonewalling efforts to make sure this year's presidential voting operates fairly.

Iraqi president denounces law enabling provincial elections - 23 Jul 2008 at 8:37am - The Iraqi president has denounced a draft law that would pave the way for U.S.-backed provincial elections.

IRAQ: Incentives announced to encourage return of IDPs, refugees - July 23, 2008 2:57:00 PM - BAGHDAD, 20 July 2008 (IRIN) - The Iraqi government has adopted a number of measures aimed at encouraging the return of over four million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees to their homes, a government statement has said.

Thought for the day:
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. -Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)


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