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What’s going on in Haiti

In Haiti, where the U.S. government wages what amounts to low-intensity war, the balance of forces does not favor the people.

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Libya and Japan grab Germany’s attention

Elections in an East German state were largely overshadowed by the news from Japan and, far more, from Libya.

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Rain is not only cause of Brazil disaster

Reports from Brazil charge that politics and real estate greed contributed to the worst  natural disaster in the country's history.

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Floods raise major implications for Australia's future

Australia's Guardian newspaper writes the devastating floods in Australia raise major implications for the nation on water management, agriculture and fossil fuels that feed global warming/climate change.

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Pakistan flood victims face harsh winter

Reports indicate that the hardships from Pakistan's earlier monsoon floods have been exacerbated by the onslaught of winter.

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Haiti cholera crisis provokes street protests

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has now spread to the capital, Port au Prince, and has killed over 1,000 people while sickening up to 19,000.

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Urzúa, miner number 33

Chilean miner #33, Luis Urzúa, the leader of the entrapped group,  embodies Chile's history from Allende to Pinochet to now with working-class dignity and tenacious faith in his fellow miners and humankind.

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World cheers Chilean miners rescue

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile - The miners who spent 69 agonizing days deep under the Chilean earth were hoisted one by one to freedom Oct. 13 to the cheers of millions around the world.

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Melting glaciers aggravate Pakistan’s floods

Reports out of Pakistan now indicate that about 1,500 people have lost their lives and tens of thousands have been left homeless.

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Haitians hold onto life as help mounts

The task for millions today in Haiti is to try to stay alive until help arrives and to try to save those injured in the earthquake.

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