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Irish protesters warn of another Iceland

More than 120,000 workers surrounded the Dail, or Irish Parliament, to protest against bail-outs for wealthy bankers, soaring unemployment and the Fianna Fail government's attempts to force public-sector workers to take a pay cut.

Bomb hits Shi'ite leader's funeral procession

A bomb tore through a funeral procession for a murdered Shi'ite Muslim leader in Pakistan's Punjab province on Friday, killing at least 30 people and wounding scores more.

Internet domain names grow to 177 million

(Xinhua) Despite the economic downturn, Internet domain name registrations posted a significant 16-percent growth last year, a new report has found.

Peace-seeking Israelis search for new direction

The rightward shift in Israel’s Feb. 10 elections shows that those seeking peace “must look in new directions,” says a leader of Israel’s left-liberal Meretz party.

WORLDNOTES February 28, 2009

Zimbabwe: Unity government formed China: World unions meet on economic crisis China: World unions meet on economic crisis Gaza: Israel unveiled new killing tool Britain: Report finds gov’t health care is best Latvia: Economic plunge is bellwether for Eastern Europe El Salvador: Struggle over mine mixes with elections Cuba: Food imports from U.S. grow

Toyota to suspend domestic output

Japanese carmaker Toyota announced on Wednesday that it plans to suspend domestic output in April, a day after US corporation General Motors revealed that it is to slash 47,000 jobs worldwide.

Dresden tremors still felt 64 years later

DRESDEN — A large-scale anti-fascist action Feb. 13 ended with brutal violence here.

Priest races to brothel's rescue

A London brothel fighting closure by the authorities invited an unlikely witness to give evidence on its behalf on Tuesday - the local priest.

EU report predicts loss of 3.5 mln jobs in 2009

(Xinhua) Some 3.5 million European Union (EU) citizens will lose their jobs this year due to the economic crisis, an EU report said on Tuesday.

Worldwide unemployment to increase dramatically due to global economic crisis

GENEVA (ILO News) – The global economic crisis is expected to lead to a dramatic increase in the number of people joining the ranks of the unemployed, working poor and those in vulnerable employment, the International Labor Office (ILO) says in its annual Global Employment Trends report (GET).

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