Monday, December 15, 2008

In the News: Dec-15

Suspected U.S. missile strike kills two in Pakistan - 15 Dec 2008 at 3:07pm - PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone aircraft fired a missile into a house in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on Monday, killing two people, Pakistani security agency officials said.

Court revives case of former Gitmo detainees - 15 Dec 2008 at 11:04am - WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court breathed new life Monday into a lawsuit filed by former detainees at Guantanamo Bay over alleged torture and abuse of their religious rights.

Iraqi Justice System Falls Short, Rights Group Says - 15 Dec 2008 at 10:22am - Defendants are often abused in custody and held for months or even years before being referred to a judge, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

Arab world hails shoe attack as Bush's farewell gift - 15 Dec 2008 at 7:49am - Iraq faces mounting calls to release the journalist who hurled his shoes at US President George W Bush, an action branded shameful by the Government, but hailed by many in the Arab world as an ideal parting gift to the unpopular leader.

Thought for the day:
In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be. -Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 - 1978)


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