Front Page Portallime -- Friday, June 03, 2005 -- 12:16:19 AM
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Children in the refugee camps were given crayons and paper to play with. The drawings they handed back revealed the disturbing cimes they had witnesssed at such a young age.
Many of hte images include excerpts of interviews conducted by Human Rights Watch with the children.
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Robin Cook, the former British Foreign Secretary, died yesterday after suffering a suspected heart attack while walking on a mountain in Scotland.
He was airlifted out, but his wife Gaynor had to make her own way down the mountain, with the help of a passer-by, and was then taken to the hospital by police.
"Benjamin Netanyahu quit his post as Israeli finance minister in a dramatic move on Sunday just moments before the cabinet gave its final approval of the first evacuation of settlements in the Gaza Strip, which are due to start next week, saying it was an “irresponsible move” that would harm Israel's security."
In the snow-draped mountains near Jalalabad in November 2001, as the Taliban collapsed and al Qaeda lost its Afghan sanctuary, Osama bin Laden biographer Hamid Mir watched "every second al Qaeda member carrying a laptop computer along with a Kalashnikov" as they prepared to scatter into hiding and exile. On the screens were photographs of Sept. 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta.
Nearly four years later, al Qaeda has become the first guerrilla movement in history to migrate from physical space to cyberspace. With laptops and DVDs, in secret hideouts and at neighborhood Internet cafes, young code-writing jihadists have sought to replicate the training, communication, planning and preaching facilities they lost in Afghanistan with countless new locations on the Internet.
MOSCOW, Aug. 7 -- After three days trapped in a cold and dark hulk with a dwindling air supply, the seven-man crew of an immobilized Russian mini-sub were brought to the surface of the Pacific Ocean alive Sunday after a British undersea vehicle cut through the cables and net that had snared the vessel on the sea floor, the Russian navy said.
"The mini-sub has surfaced, and all seven crew members are alive," Capt. Igor Dygalo, spokesman for Russia's Pacific Fleet, told Interfax. "They left the mini-sub unassisted and boarded the rescue boat which will take them to the ship Alages where medical help is at the ready."
Chavez called the United States the "most savage, cruel and murderous empire that has existed in the history of the world."
The Venezuelan leader said "socialism is the only path," and told the students the collective goal is to "save a world threatened by the voracity of U.S. imperialism."
As with the rise of rock & roll music in the 50's, the issue of video games shows a strong division between those who grew up with them and those who didn't. While older parents and politicians rail against what they feel is a generation of children being trained to murder and pillage younger parents, kids, and most recently scientific and sociological studies are disagreeing with them. The issue looks set to simply dissipate on its own as the older generation passes on.
(Deleted message originally posted by Sister Madly on Tuesday, August 09, 2005 -- 05:34:57 PM.)
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Thieves spent three months tunneling under a busy city boulevard in northeastern Brazil to break into a Central Bank vault and pull off the biggest robbery ever in South America's largest country. The crime that netted $65 million was remarkably similar to a tunnel heist last year in which more than $1 million was stolen from a Sao Paulo company that transports money for banks.
The suspected mastermind of that caper reportedly had escaped from prison three years earlier -- by digging a tunnel.
"The government says half your diet should be fruits and vegetables, but it doesn't subsidize the farmers who grow them. Instead, half of all federal agriculture subsidies go to grain farmers, whose crops feed animals for meat, milk and eggs and become cheap ingredients in processed food."
A tractor-trailer carrying 35,500 pounds of explosives overturned and exploded Wednesday, injuring four people and leaving a huge crater on U.S. 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon.
The truck driver, a passenger in the cab, a motorist and a man on a motorcycle were transported to hospitals immediately after the 1:54 p.m. accident, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said.
The truck was “pretty much vaporized” in the explosion, Royce said.