Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In the News: Oct-28

15% of female veterans tell of sexual trauma - 28 Oct 2008 at 12:22pm - About one out of seven female veterans of Afghanistan or Iraq who visit a Veterans Affairs center for medical care report being a victim of sexual assault or harassment during military duty, a study reports today. More than half of these women have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A similar proportion of male veterans with sexual traumas have PTSD, but fewer than one out of 100 men who had recent deployments say they were harassed or sexually assaulted in the military, the report says.

Iraq denounces U.S. raid on Syria - 28 Oct 2008 at 10:17am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government denounced on Tuesday a U.S. air strike on a Syrian border village in an unexpected rebuke of Washington.

Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdish bases in N. Iraq - 28 Oct 2008 at 9:18am - Turkey's military says its warplanes and artillery have struck Kurdish rebel targets inside northern Iraq.

Iraqi cabinet agrees changes to U.S. security deal - 28 Oct 2008 at 9:16am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's cabinet agreed on Tuesday on amendments it will propose to a deal allowing U.S. troops to stay in the country, the government's spokesman said, adding the changes would cover the pact's substance as well as wording.

Thought for the day:
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them. -Dr. Martin Henry Fischer


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