Thursday, September 24, 2009

In the News: Sep-24

Wordle: In the News: Sep-24

Suspected U.S. drone kills 3 in Pakistan - 24 Sep 2009 at 2:56pm - BANNU, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone fired a missile at a house in a northwest Pakistan militant stronghold on Thursday killing three people, Pakistani security officials said.

Senate votes to triple foreign aid to Pakistan - 24 Sep 2009 at 2:27pm - The Senate voted Thursday to triple foreign aid to Pakistan, with lawmakers saying the legislation could change the crisis-driven nature of U.S.-Pakistan relations and create ties based more on long-term interests. The Senate voted by voice to approve the measure that approves $1.5 billion a year over the next five years for democratic, economic and social development assistance. The measure, a result of House-Senate negotiations, could be passed in the House as early as Friday, sending it to President Obama for his signature.

Palau agrees to take 12 Uighurs from Guantanamo: U.S - 24 Sep 2009 at 1:41pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has agreed with Palau to transfer up to 12 of the 13 Uighur Chinese detainees still held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the Pacific island nation, according to a letter obtained by Reuters on Thursday.

Obama won't seek new law for terror detentions - 24 Sep 2009 at 1:28pm - WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will not seek a new law spelling out how it can hold terror suspects indefinitely without bringing charges.

HIV vaccine breakthrough 'gives hope' - 24 Sep 2009 at 9:45am - A medical trial has revealed what could be the most significant development yet in the search for an effective HIV vaccine.

U.N. Security Council calls for nuclear disarmament - 24 Sep 2009 at 9:44am - UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council, at a historic summit meeting chaired by U.S. President Barack Obama, unanimously approved a U.S.-drafted resolution on Thursday calling on nuclear weapons states to scrap their deadly arsenals.

Thought for the day:
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos. -Stephen Jay Gould (1941 - 2002)


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