Monday, November 03, 2008

In the News: Nov-03

Calgary man dies after Taser used during arrest - 3 Nov 2008 at 1:22pm - A Calgary man involved in a weekend Taser incident in Calgary has died, a spokesperson for the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team said Monday.

Manufacturing crashes to 26-year low in October - 3 Nov 2008 at 10:34am - NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. factory activity contracted sharply in October, falling to its lowest in 26 years as the financial crisis ravaged the world's largest economy, an industry report showed on Monday.

Pakistan tells Petraeus to stop missile strikes - 3 Nov 2008 at 8:43am - ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The U.S. commander running the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, held talks on Monday with Pakistani leaders who told him to stop U.S. strikes on militants in Pakistani territory.

IRAQ: NGOs warn against encouraging large-scale refugee returns - November 03, 2008 8:32:57 AM - BAGHDAD, 3 November 2008 (IRIN) - The Iraqi government should review its policy of encouraging Iraqi refugees to return home by offering them free plane or bus tickets, until it is able to ensure security, local and international NGOs said.

IRAQ: Calls to ensure detainees’ rights - November 03, 2008 8:32:57 AM - BAGHDAD, 2 November 2008 (IRIN) - Local and international NGOs have expressed concern over a clause in a proposed US-Iraq security agreement that would allow the transfer of all detainees in US military custody to Iraqi authorities.

Thought for the day:
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)


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