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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

BBC News - Saudi Arabia accused of repression after Arab Spring

BBC News - Saudi Arabia accused of repression after Arab Spring

BBC News - Amnesty International has accused Saudi Arabia of reacting to the Arab Spring by launching a wave of repression.

BBC News - Acid sprayed over Afghan family in marriage row

BBC News - Acid sprayed over Afghan family in marriage row

BBC News - A gang in north Afghanistan reportedly indignant at a father's refusal to give his daughter up for marriage have sprayed the family of five with acid.

Allegedly led by the suitor, they broke into the house in Kunduz, beat the father up, then sprayed him, his wife and three daughters in the face.
The father and eldest daughter are in critical condition, doctors say.

BBC News - Latin America poverty level lowest in 20 years, says UN

BBC News - Latin America poverty level lowest in 20 years, says UN

BBC News - American Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

BBC News - American Airlines files for Chapter 11 protection

BBC News - American Airlines' parent company AMR Corporation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Shares in the airline plunged immediately they resumed trading on Tuesday and closed 81% down. They are now worth 31 cents each.
The company expects the airline to continue to operate as normal throughout the bankruptcy process.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Libyans celebrate capture of Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam - CNN.com

Libyans celebrate capture of Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam - CNN.com
CNN - Libyans celebrated late into the evening Saturday the reported capture of Moammar Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam, nabbed in a desert gun battle after an 18-day stakeout.

Senior Libyan military officials said they believe the potential Gadhafi successor was trying to make his way to neighboring Niger, where a brother, Saadi, was granted asylum.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Western black rhino declared extinct - CNN.com

Western black rhino declared extinct - CNN.com
CNN - Africa's western black rhino is now officially extinct according the latest review of animals and plants by the world's largest conservation network.

BBC News - Outside pressure builds on Syria as violence continues

BBC News - Outside pressure builds on Syria as violence continues

Mario Monti nominated to replace Berlusconi - CNN.com

Mario Monti nominated to replace Berlusconi - CNN.com
CNN Economist Mario Monti was nominated Sunday to replace Silvio Berlusconi as Italy's prime minister, presidential spokesman Donato Marra said.

Berlusconi resigned Saturday amid the country's ongoing financial crisis.