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The Peace Nobel Prize That Liked Deadly Toys

December 10, 2009 - Between January 2008 and April 2009, 60 drones strikes in the Pakistan tribal areas have caused the death of 701 civilians: among them, only 14 were suspected Talibans. These so-called "targeted executions" started in 2004 under the Bush administration but have drastically increased with President Barack Obama.

For the whole year 2008, there were 36 Predator strikes, with a death toll of 317. Since the beginning of 2009, the number of attacks has reached one per week, and the death toll for 2009 reached 432 in September and might be "improved" by the end of the year.

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Copenhagen 2009: Does It Really Matters?

November 30, 2009 - The future of mankind depends on the issue of the United Nation Climate Change Conference that will be held in Copenhagen from December 7 to December 18, affirms writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben, and many see this 12 days summit as a more important event than the 1945 Yalta conference.

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Synthia is Alive … and Breeding: Panacea or Pandora's Box?

May 20, 2010 - In a paper published today in the journal Science, the J Craig Venter Institute and Synthetic Genomics Inc announced the laboratory creation of the world's first self-reproducing organism whose entire genome was built from scratch by a machine.(1) The construction of this synthetic organism, anticipated and dubbed "Synthia" by the ETC Group three years ago, will sti

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Are Pakistan’s Strategic Nuclear Assets Threatened by Terrorists?

February 22, 2010, Axis of Logic - As recently as in August 2007, USAF lost track of six Advanced Cruise Missiles armed with 150-kiloton nuclear warheads for 36 hours.

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Do You Have the "Right" to Link?

By Chris Crum

It was recently discovered that search engine/news aggregator NewsNow.co.uk had been blocked by Times Online, a publication from News International, a subsidiary of News Corp. This has been viewed as a possible beginning to what News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has been talking about for quite some time - blocking search engines and aggregators from using its content (and using apparently includes linking).

Do you think linking is a right? Share your view.

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Haiti earthquake adds to woes of a benighted country

January 13, 2010 - Poorest country in the western hemisphere is ill equipped to deal with natural disasters.

The earthquake that has hit Haiti, raising fears that thousands have been killed, is the latest in a long line of natural disasters to befall a country ill equipped to deal with such events.

Hurricanes and flooding are perennial concerns for the poorest country in the western hemisphere, which has time and again been dependent on foreign aid in emergencies.

In 1963 hurricane Flora, the sixth deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, devastated the island. The US weather bureau estimated the death toll at 5,000 and the cost of damage to property and crops at between $125m and $180m.

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Peace Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi Denounces The Arrest Of Her Sister

December 29, 2009 - Iranian authorities have arrested the sister of 2003 Peace Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi who accuses the government of trying to disrupt her activity as an advocate of democracy and Human Rights.

Nushin Ebadí was arrested yesterday during a deadly crackdown on anti-government protestswhat, already called the Iran’s bloody Sunday.

"They've arrested her to stop my work," said the well-known activist, 62, in a telephone call from London. "She was not doing anything wrong. She is not involved in the struggle for Human Rights and has never participated in any protest," she added.

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Copenhagen 2009: Chronicle Of A Failure Foretold

December 19, 2009 - The COP15 final declaration is an agreement to save face rather an agreement to save the planet.

All developed countries have reaffirmed their willingness to limit global temperature increase to not more than 2° Celsius but nothing has been said about the measures to achieve this goal, apart from vague promises: no legal constraints, targets for greenhouse gases reduction far under IPCC's recommendations, no independent monitoring of actual progress made in each country.

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Battling big brother: The story of the electronic cigarette

Kate had been smoking for 27 years when she first came across the electronic cigarette.

"I was browsing an online gadget shop," she remembers. "I saw one and thought it must be a useless gimmick..."

That didn't stop her from first searching for more information - and then buying an early model.

Switching

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Israelis fired on activists BEFORE boarding ship

June 1, 2010 - In what could be a serious blow to Israel's narrative on the killing of at least nine humanitarian activists making their way to Gaza through international waters, raw video by an Al Jazeera producer, who was filming during the raid, appears to provide evidence that the IDF opened fire on the flotilla even before boarding it.

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