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China Blocks Twitter 2 Days Before The Tiananmen Anniversary

The Chinese Government has blocked access to Twitter, Hotmail and Flickr two days before the anniversary of the massacre in the Tiananmen Square.

This Thursday will be the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, when on June 4, 1989, the tanks entered the Square to crush protests by students and workers.

China has never made public the list of victims of what qualifies as a "counterrevolutionary conspiracy."

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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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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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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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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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France Bans The Use Of Mobile Phones In Primary School

The Sarkozy's government wants to limit health risks, despite having no evidence to prove the dangers of electromagnetic radiation

The French government will ban the use of mobile phone in primary school (for children up to twelve years) for health reasons. The measure aims to protect children from possible harm of electromagnetic waves emissions although the effects of these devices have not yet been determined.

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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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Sonia Sotomayor To Replace Justice David Souter At The Supreme Court

U.S. President Barack Obama will appoint today Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States, according to an official of the White House. She will be, if confirmed, the first Hispanic judge to hold that position.

She will replace Justice David Souter, 69, appointed by George W. Bush in 1990 and who resigned a few weeks earlier.

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