Aug. 25

                
  • WORLD NOTES: August 25

    WORLD NOTES: August 25

    August 24, 2007

    Myanmar: Red Cross condemns human rights abuses The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) issued a report recently criticizing the military government of Myanmar (Burma) for abusing civilians and detainees and violating international humanitarian laws....

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  • CARE assails U.S. food program

    CARE assails U.S. food program

    August 24, 2007

    The charity organization CARE has announced that after 2009 it will no longer accept U.S.-donated food aid to Africa. The announcement has caused a stir among food aid agencies and spotlighted a festering controversy, especially in...

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  • Peru earthquake uncovers government failings

    Peru earthquake uncovers government failings

    August 24, 2007

    On arrival in Pisco, Aug. 16, to set up a command post, Peruvian President Alan Garcia announced, “No one is going to die of hunger, that I can guarantee.” The day before, Peru’s worst earthquake in...

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  • North Korea devastated by floods

    North Korea devastated by floods

    August 24, 2007

    Torrential rains and heavy flooding have resulted in a national disaster for the North Korea, killing hundreds, destroying homes and crippling production. But the government says it is determined to quickly minimize the effects, with help...

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  • Venezuela to debate constitutional changes

    Venezuela to debate constitutional changes

    August 24, 2007

    August 15 is important in Venezuela. It’s the day Simon Bolivar dedicated himself to Venezuelan independence in 1805, the day President Hugo Chavez won a presidential recall vote by a 59 percent majority in 2004, and...

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