Sunday, November 09, 2008

Senhor, tem piedad - 11/9/2008

Grandmère Mimi has been putting up posts to remind us of what is going on in the more unnoticed parts of the world, calling us all to pay attention. Kudos to Mimi for caring and for sharing information!

This feature, once daily, is really a luxury in terms of my time though a sad necessity in terms of our desperate need for global awareness. Since I am taking today off I get to do it. I miss doing this.

Russia: Fire system caused 20 sub deaths
CNN - 1 hour ago
MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) -- An accident that killed 20 people on a new Russian nuclear submarine was caused by a malfunctioning fire safety system that spewed out chemicals, according to an initial investigation, officials said Sunday.
Video: Russian Sub Accident Kills 20 AssociatedPress
Russian submarine accident kills 20 AFP

Атомный реактор подлодки, на которой произошло ЧП, исправен - ВМФ РФ
РИА Новости - 1 час назад
МОСКВА, 9 ноя - РИА Новости. Главная энергетическая установка атомной подводной лодки, на которой в результате несанкционированного срабатывания системы пожаротушения погибли 20 человек и 21 пострадал, функционирует исправно, радиационный фон в норме, сообщил РИА Новости помощник Главнокомандующего ВМФ России - начальник Службы информации и общественных связей ВМФ, капитан первого ранга Игорь Дыгало. "Первичный осмотр подводной лодки показал, что она технически исправна и срабатывание системы ...

Bali bombers buried in emotional ceremonies
Reuters - 3 hours ago
By Heri Retnowati TENGGULUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Three Indonesian militants executed on Sunday for the 2002 Bali bombings were buried by their families at ceremonies attended by thousands of supporters shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest).
Video: Report: Bali Bombers Executed AssociatedPress
Threats of revenge as 3 executed for Bali bombings International Herald Tribune

Bashir leads Bali bombers' funerals
Radio Australia - 34 minutes ago
The radical Indonesian cleric and alleged co-founder of the Jemaah Islamiya terrorist network, Abu Bakar Bashir, has led the funerals of Amrozi and Mukhlas in East Java.

Hurricane Paloma batters Cuba
United Press International - 1 hour ago
HAVANA, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Hurricane Paloma was downgraded to a tropical storm Sunday as it passed over Cuba, leaving a trail of destruction.
Hurricane Paloma Lashes Cuba Voice of America
Hurricane News and Storm Tracking The Times-Picayune -

Haiti school owner arrested, jailed
United Press International - 4 hours ago
PETIONVILLE, Haiti, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The owner of a Haitian school that collapsed, killing at least 84 people, has been arrested and jailed, officials said.
Police detain owner of collapsed Haiti school CNN International
Owner of Collapsed Haitian School, Arrested eFluxMedia

New Zealand
Key's Landslide New Zealand Election Win Fulfills Child's Dream
Bloomberg - 3 hours ago
By Tracy Withers Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- John Key fulfilled a childhood dream by becoming New Zealand's prime minister two days ago.
Son of Jewish refugee is Kiwi PM Jewish Telegraphic Agency
New Zealand PM challenges partners to seal quick coalition deal

Obama and Medvedev should meet, Kremlin says
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
AP CHICAGO: President-elect Barack Obama spoke to the Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, as the future US head of state had another round of phone calls with leaders in other nations.
Russia sees hope of missile progress with Obama Reuters
Russian missile deployment depends on US moves The Associated Press

Global economy
TOPWRAP 1-China to boost economy in global anti-crisis push - 1 hour ago
By Kirby Chien and Anna Willard BEIJING/SAO PAULO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - China approved a massive stimulus plan on Sunday worth nearly $600 billion through 2010 to boost domestic demand as part of a global push for measures to soften an expected recession ...
Emerging economies want new role BBC News
Developing countries seek input on crisis Houston Chronicle

Bank of England fires its biggest salvo
Times Online - 19 hours ago - The Bank of England slashed its base rate. Then Alistair Darling strong-armed the bank bosses to pass it on. But will ...

Doris Leuthard n'exclut plus une récession économique en Suisse - Il y a 7 heures
Au vu des récents développements conjoncturels, Doris Leuthard n'exclut plus une récession en Suisse également. Encore en septembre, la ministre de l'Economie considérait qu'il y avait "zéro indice" laissant entrevoir cette éventualité. ...

Charities, NGOs funds 'drying up'
Independent Online - 3 hours ago
Some charities and NGOs in South Africa have closed down because of the global downturn, and others face a tough few years with funds drying up.

IMF must end its "imperialist" ways-France - 1 hour ago
SAO PAULO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Several countries are deeply scarred by the "imperialist" approach taken by International Monetary Fund in past lending packages and the institution must improve its public relations, France said on Sunday.
IMF: Growth to fall from 9.3% to 8.5% China Daily
Growth to slow to 1.8pc but more rate cuts forecast The Canberra Times

Espera Argentina dureza económica de Obama
El Financiero (México) - hace 1 hora
Buenos Aires, 9 de noviembre.- El triunfo de Barack Obama en Estados Unidos puede representar un acercamiento político de ese país con América Latina, pero también un endurecimiento económico derivado de la crisis financiera, afirmó el analista Carlos ...

La inflación en octubre subió a 5.78%: Banxico
Milenio - 8 Nov 2008
Como consecuencia de un repunte en los precios de productos agropecuarios durante octubre de 2008, la tasa de inflación anual alcanzó la cifra de 5.78 por ciento, el dato más alto para cualquier mes desde octubre de 2001, informó el Banco de México. ...
Inflación en México supera estimaciones El Universal (México)
La inflación alcanza su pico Excélsior

India needs $500 bn for core sector in next five years: PM
Economic Times - 6 hours ago
MUSCAT(OMAN): India needs over $500 billion in investments over the next five years for infrastructure development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Sunday.

A is for ABC, B for banks, C is for collapse
The Age - 7 Nov 2008
ABC Learning, Allco Finance Group and Freightlink had dangled on a financial lifeline for most of the year. Suddenly this week, all three were gone.
Receivers clean up as firms collapse The Australian
In Australia, Crisis Catches Up With Banks Wall Street Journal

Chance of depression overshadows G20 summit - 2 hours ago
By Thomas Atkins DUBAI, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The "D" word has crept into the debate ahead of the Washington G20 crisis summit.
ECB's Stark says IMF needs strengthening -paper Reuters
G-20 Ready to Act `Urgently' to Support Growth (Update1) Bloomberg

Female suicide bomber kills 3 at Iraq hospital
The Associated Press - 4 hours ago
Both Fallujah and Ramadi are located in Iraq's Anbar province. The violence comes two months after the US handed control of the province over to the Iraqis and shows that militants have not given up the fight despite setbacks at the hands of US and ...
Female suicide bomber kills 3 at Iraq hospital International Herald Tribune
Nine killed in Iraq bombings CNN

Iraq approves minority quotas on provincial councils
Los Angeles Times - 6 hours ago
The United Nations' special representative in Iraq had recommended 12 minority seats, a number Christian legislators had supported.
Iraq Gives Religious Minorities Fewer Seats Than the UN Suggested New York Times
Iraq presidency approves local council quota for minorities AFP

Syria's Assad says US should withdraw from Iraq
AFP - 2 hours ago
DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday called on the United States to pull its troops out of Iraq, saying they posed a threat to neighbouring states.

Southern African leaders start summit on Zimbabwe
Reuters South Africa - 2 hours ago
By Phumza Macanda and Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Southern African leaders opened a regional summit on Zimbabwe on Sunday, hoping to break a deadlock over the allocation of cabinet posts which has prevented formation of a ...
SADC leaders gather for latest attempt Zimbabwe Times
Africans grapple with crises in Zimbabwe, Congo The Associated Press

HIV/Aids Activists Blast Gono
The Zimbabwe Standard - 18 hours ago
HIV/AIDS activists last week attacked the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe for diverting US$7,29 million meant for disease interventions. The outraged activists said the central bank’s conduct was "unforgivable" and "criminal" and could put the lives of many ...
India loses out on 100m euros funding to combat diseases Times of India
Zimbabwe returns US$7.3m Global Fund money Zim Online

Democratic Republic of Congo
RDCongo: les combats gagnent un nouveau front, entre Nord et Sud-Kivu
AFP - Publié depuis 1 heure
GOMA (RDCongo) (AFP) — Les violences dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) se sont déplacées dimanche sur un nouveau front, à la limite entre les provinces du Nord et Sud-Kivu, où des combats ont opposé les rebelles à des groupes ...
RDC: fin des affrontements à la limite des provinces du Nord et ... Le Monde
RDC: l'armée reprend une localité Le Figaro

Eastern Congolese pray for peace, clashes rumble on
Reuters South Africa - 56 minutes ago
By Hereward Holland GOMA, Congo, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Their church crammed with refugees, thousands of Congolese in the eastern town of Goma donned their Sunday best to pray outdoors for an end to fighting that has brought them misery and threatens ...
UN accuses rebels, militia of war crimes in Congo The Associated Press
UN troops fail to protect Congo civilians PRESS TV

Pope urges end to "systematic atrocities" in Congo
Reuters South Africa - 2 hours ago
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict deplored on Sunday the deaths of civilians in fighting in Congo and urged an end to the violence and "systematic atrocities" that have forced huge numbers of people to flee their homes.
Pope decries 'atrocities' in Congo fighting International Herald Tribune
Pope denounces fighting, ‘atrocities' in DRCongo Khaleej Times

RD Congo: nuevos enfrentamientos
BBC Mundo - hace 2 horas
Los rebeldes y las fuerzas del gobierno congoleño reanudaron los enfrentamientos este domingo, esta vez en otra región del este del país, según informó la misión de Naciones Unidas (ONU) en la República Democrática del Congo. ...
Brote de cólera amenaza a campo de refugiados en el Congo El Universal (Venezuela)
Cese al fuego en Congo, en riesgo por soldados Excélsior

South Africa
Mbeki blamed for 330000 deaths
BBC News - 7 Nov 2008
By Martin Plaut Ex-South African President Thabo Mbeki's decision to block medication to HIV patients is estimated to have cost the lives of 330000 people.
Obama, AIDS & Manipur KanglaOnline
Mbeki inaction caused AIDs deaths PRESS TV

Home Office bars Thaksin Shinawatra from returning to Britain
Times Online - 3 hours ago
The ousted Thai Prime Minister and former owner of Manchester City football club has been barred from re-entering the UK. Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Pojaman have had their visas revoked by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith under rules banning foreigners ...
Thaksin searches for bolthole after UK withdraws visa Independent
Ousted Thai leader's British visa cancelled

L'Allemagne commémore les 70 ans de la "Nuit de Cristal"
AFP - Il y a 57 minutes
BERLIN (AFP) — L'Allemagne a commémoré dimanche les 70 ans de la "Nuit de Cristal", pogrom contre les Juifs qui marqua le prélude à l'Holocauste, avec des cérémonies dans tout le pays qui connaît un renouveau du judaïsme. La cérémonie principale a eu ...
Il ya 70 ans, la Nuit de Cristal RFI
Il ya 70 ans se déroulait la "Nuit de Cristal" RJB

If you don't know about Kristallnacht, you may read about it here. It was the launch point for the Holocaust.

Germany celebrates Jewish life as it marks Kristallnacht
AFP - 30 minutes ago
BERLIN (AFP) - Germany marked the 70th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom, a prelude to the Holocaust, with solemn ceremonies throughout the country and celebrations of the rebirth of Jewish life here on Sunday.
German-born pope voices pain over 1938 Nazi pogrom Reuters India
German-born Pope says he's still pained by the Nazi's Kristallnacht The Canadian Press

Alleged NATO air raid kills five in Pakistan (Extra)
Monsters and - 2 hours ago
Islamabad - Jets from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Sunday bombed hills in Pakistan's Khyber tribal district, killing at least five people, Pakistani authorities quoting locals said.
State TV: 13 militants killed as Pakistani forces shell tribal region Xinhua
Operation continues in Bajaur; 20 militants dead Pakistan Dawn

Convention on ‘Science for Peace’ tomorrow
The News International - 17 hours ago
Pakistan Science Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Unesco and other sister organisations is arranging various activities to commemorate the ‘World Science Day for Peace and Development’ being celebrated on ...
World Science Day to be celebrated on Nov.10 Associated Press of Pakistan
All set to mark Science Day on 10th The Post

India's space probe goes into orbit
Independent Online - 4 hours ago
India's moon mission Chandrayaan-1 was successfully placed in lunar orbit on Saturday, officials at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
Indian satellite captured by Moon BBC News
India's First Unmanned Space Probe Enters Orbit Around Moon Bloomberg

Pakistani gay finds love across the border - 7 hours ago
PTI The issue of legalizing homosexuality has led to heated arguments in the corridors of power in New Delhi, but that hasn't stopped a Pakistani gay from professing his love for an Indian man.
Obama presidency to pose challenges for Indian diplomacy Hindu
What India wants from the new president Times of India

Muslim clerics resolve to fight terror
Hindu - 2 hours ago
Hyderabad (PTI): With the Muslim community under attack from Hidutva forces, clerics belonging to the moderate Deoband school of Islam on Sunday resolved to fight terrorism and distanced themselves from all kinds of terror activities.
Muslim clerics descend on city for Jamiat meet Times of India
Muslim clerics sign fatwa against terror

Honor a quien honor merece
El Universal (México) - hace 1 hora
E 11 de noviembre, el escritor Carlos Fuentes cumplirá 80 años, y para celebrarlo, se realizarán diversas actividades durante todo este mes. aquí las más destacadas El estreno mundial de la ópera Santa Anna con libreto del escritor Carlos Fuentes ...
Arranca el homenaje nacional a Carlos Fuentes Univisión
Carlos Fuentes celebra sus 80 años con intensa agenda de actividades La Tercera

Reporter recounts kidnapping - 2 hours ago
Get the daily headlines emailed to you every morning with the Victoria Times Colonist newsletter. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- CBC-TV reporter Mellissa Fung described being held in grim conditions in a cave for four weeks before before being freed, ...
Afghan war reporter freed Calgary Herald
CBC journalist Fung set free The Province

Blame it on the rain: Decline of China dynasties linked to monsoons - 6 Nov 2008
Historians have pointed to a prolonged dry spell as one of the contributing factors to the decline of China's Tang dynasty in the late 9th century.
Ancient cave yields clues to Chinese history The Associated Press
1810-year-old limestone gives archeologists clues on rise, fall of ... Vancouver Sun

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us, unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
--The Book of Common Prayer, page 815

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