Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In the News: Jun-23

Wordle: In the News: Jun-23

Chinese Muslims freed from Guantanamo wary of settling in Palau - 23 Jun 2009 at 1:59pm - Some Chinese Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who have been offered resettlement in Palau are wary of moving there for fear it cannot protect them from China, the tiny Pacific island nation's president said Tuesday.

Cop in bar fight video gets 2 years probation - 23 Jun 2009 at 1:43pm - CHICAGO -- An off-duty Chicago police officer convicted of pummeling a female bartender half his size has been sentenced to two years probation and anger management classes.

New U.S. orders in Afghanistan aim to reduce deaths - 23 Jun 2009 at 7:58am - KABUL (Reuters) - The new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan will issue orders within days requiring troops to disengage from combat when possible, to reduce civilian deaths that have put their mission at risk, a spokesman said.

Judge orders Guantanamo detainee freed - 23 Jun 2009 at 6:11am - WASHINGTON -- The discovery of suicide martyr videos seemed certain proof that Abd al Rahim Abdul Rassak was part of al-Qaida. A closer look at his video, though, showed he was actually being tortured by al-Qaida.

Thought for the day:
There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action. -Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)


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