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Obama Wants Lula To Be The Next World Bank President

According to the Brazilian business magazine Exame, Barack Obama would have have proposed to the Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whom he defines as "the world's most popular politician", to become the next president of the World Bank.

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Greenpeace Accuses Lula Of Financing The Destruction Of The Amazon

Greenpeace has released a 140 page report accusing the President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of funding farmers and meat business, considered as the biggest destroyers of the Amazon rainforest, through the National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES).

The report says the National Bank has granted loans by billions of dollars to the livestock enterprises responsible for 80% of the deforestation: an hectare of the Amazon rainforest is destroyed every 18 seconds.

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An Air France Plane Coming From Rio De Janeiro Disappears

An Airbus A 330 with 228 people aboard that had departed from Brazil, has disappeared from the radar track on its way to France, A spokesman for the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, were the plane should have landed, said "there was no hope" for the 216 passengers and 12 crew members of flight AF 447.

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North Korea : UN Security Council To Adopt Exemplary Sanctions

According to Western diplomatic sources, members of United Nations Security Council
have reached an agreement to punish North Korea for violating UN Resolution 1718 of October 14, 2006 , with the underground nuclear test on last Monday.

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A 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Honduras

An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale has caused at least one death and extensive damages in Honduras.

According to preliminary reports from the Fire Department and the Permanent Commission of Contingencies (COPECO) at least 30 homes collapsed in the municipalities of Yoro, El Progreso, Santa Barbara, Puerto Cortes and Gracias, regions in the north and west of the country.

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Chile: Soldier Who Killed Victor Jara On Trial

After 36 years of silence, Jose Paredes, one of the soldiers who executed the theater director, poet and songwriter Victor Jara in September 1973, confessed his involvement and was arrested and brought to trial by order of Judge Juan Fuentes, who is investigating the case.

Paredes was a member of the squad that killed Victor Jara with 44 shots. Jara was arrested the day after the September 11, 1973 military coup along with 600 other students and academics from the University of the State who, disarmed, wanted to resist the military.

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North Korea Threatens To Attack South Korea

North Korea has launched the sixth short-range missile in three days and declared not being bound anymore by the ceasefire agreement signed in 1953.

According to the South Korean agency Yonhap, Pyongyang has indicated that North Korea does no longer consider itself bound by the ceasefire signed in 1953 by both nations after the Korean War and does not exclude military actions against South Korea.

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Bolivia And Venezuela Linked To Iran Nuclear Plan

A secret information from the Israel Foreign Ministry that has "leaked" in the press shows evidence that Bolivia and Venezuela supply uranium for the nuclear program of Tehran

Igal Palmor, the spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said that the Government of Israel will not comment on the content of the report, and that such a "leak" should never have happened.

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Kim Jong-il Seeking An Heir For The Throne Of The Communist Dynasty

Little is known about what happens in the most secret country of the world, but since Kim Jong-il suffered a stroke in last August, there have been some movements that were quickly interpreted by observers as a succession race.

According to South Korean experts, this could explain why North Korea has hardened its stance towards the international community by making an underground nuclear test and launching low-range missiles yesterday, in violation of the United Nations' resolutions: Kim Jong-il might be tightening further the iron fist with which he governed the country in order to gain the support of the army and strengthen the legitimacy of his dynasty before naming a successor.

Potential candidates to the throne are his three sons and his brother in law Jang Seong-taek.

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North Korea Defying The International Community

North Korea has launched three short-range missiles this morning, just after an underground nuclear test.

Pyongyang announced this morning having conducted a successful underground nuclear test, more powerful than the previous 2006 test which had led to international sanctions.

The test was immediately followed by the launch of three short-range missiles in less than 12 hours, leading the Security Council of United Nations to call for an emergency meeting today.

The first reports from Seoul suggest that the test was conducted about 15 kilometers from the first North Korean test center in the town of Kilju (North Hamgyong province), in the northwest of the country.

The previous nuclear test in 2006 had a power estimated between 5 and 15 kilotons, while the test made today has reached 20 kilotons which, according to Russian experts, exceeds the North Korean capacity of technical control.

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