In the News: Apr-13
Afghan villagers say NATO strike killed civilians - 13 Apr 2009 at 12:50pm - ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An overnight NATO-led airstrike on a remote Afghan village killed six civilians, including two children, Afghan officials said on Monday, but Western forces said they had targeted armed militants.
Obama to ease limits on U.S.-Cuba family ties: official - 13 Apr 2009 at 12:35pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will lift some U.S. restrictions to allow Cuban Americans to travel more freely to the communist-ruled island and send financial assistance to family members, a U.S. official said.
Sudan's Bashir hails Obama's overture to Islamic world - 13 Apr 2009 at 10:48am - KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's leader welcomed on Monday "positive signs" sent by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Islamic world, striking a more conciliatory tone toward Washington, seen as an enemy of Khartoum in the past.
Thought for the day:
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. -Umberto Eco (1932 - ), Travels in Hyperreality