Daily Archives: October 6, 2010

Chinese Civilian Boats Roil Disputed Waters

The diplomatic discord set off by Japan’s recent detention of a Chinese fishing trawler captain points to what foreign military officials say is a growing source of friction along China’s borders: civilian vessels plying disputed waters — and sometimes acting as proxies for … Continue reading

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Global Fight Against AIDS Falters as Pledges Fail to Reach Goal of $13 Billion

In another signal that the global battle against AIDS is falling apart for lack of money, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria failed on Tuesday to reach even its lowest “austerity level” fund-raising target of $13 billion — … Continue reading

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Poisonous red sludge floods Hungarian towns

Hungary has declared a state of emergency after sludge containing poisonous chemicals from an alumina plant flooded nearby villages, killing three people and injuring 120 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/oct/05/hungary http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/05/hungary-toxic-sludge-spill

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Prince of Wales calls for revolution – albeit a sustainable one

Any book by the heir to throne which starts “This is a call to revolution” is arresting. Add to that the fact that the title is Harmony, bearing in mind the cacophanous clashes in Prince Charles‘s own life, and you might think … Continue reading

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