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  • UN mulls eradication of global poverty

    UN mulls eradication of global poverty

    March 3, 2006

    UNITED NATIONS — The UN Commission for Social Development wrapped up its 44th session Feb. 17 after reviewing poverty eradication efforts over the past decade, reaffirming the Millennium Development goals and urging all countries to adopt...

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  • Forum urges probe of FBI raids in Puerto Rico

    Forum urges probe of FBI raids in Puerto Rico

    March 3, 2006

    NEW YORK — Recent tactics of the FBI, which include military-style assaults and home raids on people in Puerto Rico who favor independence — as well as the pepper spraying of journalists — have provoked public...

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  • Golden mosque blast brings new Iraq crisis

    Golden mosque blast brings new Iraq crisis

    March 3, 2006 By Susan Webb

    The bombing of Iraq’s Askariya mosque, Feb. 22, shattered a 1,200-year-old shrine especially revered by Shiites. Its huge golden dome, now wrecked, dominated the landscape of Samarra, a predominantly Sunni city. Built 100 years ago, it...

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  • Embracing the African presence in Mexico

    Embracing the African presence in Mexico

    February 24, 2006

    CHICAGO — The Mexican Fine Arts Museum is revealing the missing chapter in Mexican history with a groundbreaking exhibition. “The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present” showcases the past 500 years alongside two...

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  • Coke goes flat with Teamsters, students

    Coke goes flat with Teamsters, students

    February 24, 2006

    “Our union brothers and sisters at Coca-Cola bottling facilities in Colombia have been threatened, kidnapped, tortured and murdered,” said Jim Hoffa, general president of the Teamsters union. Hoffa called for the company to negotiate a global...

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