Monthly Archives: December 2006

The Western excuse for destroying Somalia, ‘terror’ links?

  US wary of Somali ‘terror’ links By Martin Plaut BBC Africa editor Somali government soldiers have advanced with Ethiopian backing The United States has closely followed the gains made by Somali government forces, supported by Ethiopian armour and troops, … Continue reading

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Spain cathedral shuns Muslim plea

  Spain cathedral shuns Muslim plea Cordoba’s cathedral was once a mosque The Roman Catholic bishop of Cordoba in southern Spain has rejected an appeal from Muslims for the right to pray in the city’s cathedral, a former mosque. Juan … Continue reading

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100 things we didn’t know last year

  Magazine Monitor 100 things we didn’t know last year Each week, the Magazine chronicles interesting and sometimes downright unexpected facts from the news, through its strand 10 things we didn’t know last week. Here, to round off the year, … Continue reading

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Fans honour James Brown

  In pictures: Fans honour James Brown YOUR PICTURE GALLERY IS NOW LOADING… Hundreds of fans were at New York’s Apollo theatre to greet the coffin carrying soul singer James Brown, which arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. Crowds of people … Continue reading

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Marrying across Somalia’s caste lines

  Marrying across Somalia’s caste lines By Mohammed Olad Hassan BBC News, Mogadishu The family of Sahal Abdi-kafi no longer talk to him following his wedding to his long-time girlfriend Zamzam Ahmed, a member of Somalia’s lower caste Yahar community. … Continue reading

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First a devasrating flood now a war futher tramatizes Somalians.

"The Somali government could have better served their electorate by focusing on the real needs of Somali’s instead of an interim Prime Minister’s all encompassing desire to remain in POWER".    Shadow of war over Somali flood victims By Karen Allen BBC News, Jamame Heavy rains … Continue reading

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US body backs sale of cloned food(then it’s time to remove the Fed’s foot off the throat of stem cell research)

  US body backs sale of cloned food A series of studies have said cloned meat is safe to eat Meat and milk from cloned animals is safe for human consumption, the US food regulator said in a draft ruling. … Continue reading

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