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Africa Subsaharan
Madagascar protests 'to continue'
A key opposition leader in Madagascar has called for more protests against the president, a day after security forces killed 28 of his supporters. Andry Rajoelina, who was dismissed last week from his post as mayor of the capital, Antananarivo, spoke as he visited injured supporters in hospital.

He is locked in a power struggle with President Marc Ravalomanana, who he says should step down. There have been repeated protests against the firing of the ex-mayor. Demonstrators had been marching towards President Ravalomanana's compound on Saturday when police opened fire, killing 28 and injuring more than 200.

Earlier, during a rally attended by 20,000 people, the former mayor's supporters had declared him head of a "transition higher authority".

Mr Rajoelina, a 34-year-old former DJ, has successfully tapped into widespread frustration with the government. "I tell the people that their lives, their blood was lost," he said on Sunday. "(But) we cannot stop. The struggle continues,"

"The people need change," he said. "What is Ravalomanana's answer? Shots."

There was an uneasy calm on the streets of the capital Sunday as heavily armed security forces patrolled, correspondents said. Prime Minister Charles Rabemananjara announced that a night-time curfew already in force in the capital would be extended for a week, AFP news agency reported.

The sacked mayor accuses President Marc Ravalomanana of misspending public money and being a dictator. President Ravalomanana, 59 and also a former mayor of Antananarivo, has blamed the opposition leader for the violence and called for a return to calm.

Dozens of people were killed in unrest in January after anti-government protests turned into rioting and looting.

Madagascar, the world's fourth-largest island, has become a destination for tourists as well as foreign companies, searching for oil, gold, cobalt, nickel and uranium.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/09/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:


Bangladesh
US offers to assist in manning Bangla sea borders
The US will assist Bangladesh in protecting its mineral-rich sea areas in the Bay of Bengal, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Richard A Boucher said yesterday.
Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why on Earth would the US side with Bangla in disputes with India or Myanmar?
Posted by: phil_b || 02/09/2009 7:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Let me re-phrase your question, phil.

Why would the US want to put a bunch of sensors close to the coast, in the territorial waters of Bangla, where ships just off shore were implicated in the Mumbai attacks?
Posted by: lotp || 02/09/2009 14:19 Comments || Top||


Britain
British Army says goodbye to bully beef
Bully beef, the cornerstone of the Army for more than a century, is to be replaced by mushroom pasta and halal dishes.

A new varied menu which will to be given to troops in Afghanistan will do away with corned beef hash in favour of dishes designed for the boiling temperatures of Helmand and a more multi-cultural military. While some hardened veterans may shed a tear at the passing of their beloved bully beef (apparently out-voted by their juniors) all will welcome the long overdue decision to throw out chocolate.

Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq troops have been bemused by the decision to continue packing their 24 hour ration packs with bars of chocolate that regularly melted and then exploded inside the pack's cardboard box leaving a sticky mess that coated the other rations. Instead the bland tasting chocolate has been replaced by goodies such as Oreo cookies, chocolate chip cake and energy bars.

In the age old trade-off of rations between different nations' soldiers, British troops will now be able to boast Shrewsbury and Ginger biscuits, muesli and dried fruits when they swap food with American or Danish counterparts in Helmand.

Gone will be the unsavoury-looking pate, "biscuits brown", treacle pudding and powdered soup. They are all victims of a two year trial of Hot Climate Rations that is designed to keep troops eating while in the appetite sapping heat of 122F (50C).
Self-heating units
When 19 Light Brigade deploys to Afghanistan in May it will be taking 300,000 new 24 hour Multi-Climate Rations that will provide them with 4,000 calories.

If the trial is successful then a new ration system with 20 different menus, plus six new ones for vegetarian, Halal, Sikh and Hindu dietary requirements, will place corned beef hash firmly into the history books and museums.
So what did Gunga Din eat when he was with the Brits?
Quentin Davies, the Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, said: "One of the most important requirements is to provide increased variety to troops operating for long periods on rations, which will help reduce menu fatigue. These new menus have been developed to meet the needs of service personnel operating in the extreme climates of Afghanistan and Iraq, providing them with a wider range of nutritionally balanced meals."
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/09/2009 16:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Mushroom Pasta and Halal" > D *** NG IT, ITS HERESY, HERESY I SAY!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/09/2009 18:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Gunga Din fed himself, not being on British rations as he was just a civilian employee.

He would have lived on Indian staples most likely, bread flour made into chapatis, clarified butter (ghee), lentils, rice and milk.
Posted by: Goober Phinegum8506 || 02/09/2009 19:08 Comments || Top||


Great White North
Canada top court will not hear U.S. refugee case
OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Supreme Court of Canada declined on Thursday to hear activists' claims that Canada should not send refugees back to the United States because it is not a "safe" country for them.
Interesting that the Canadian courts suddenly are showing a little sense ...
Human rights groups had wanted the high court to declare unconstitutional a U.S.-Canadian agreement that allows Canada to turn back asylum seekers at the border who arrived first in the United States. The agreement, signed in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, was designed to prevent double claims and "asylum shopping", but human rights groups assert that it endangers refugees.
Not clear how but human rights groups will say pretty much anything ...
By refusing to hear the appeal, the Supreme Court let the bilateral agreement stand. As usual, it gave no reasons for its decision.

"This is an unmitigated victory for the rule of law," said a spokesman for Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. "We believe that through international co-operation with the United States, we can handle refugee claims in an efficient manner, reduce abuse of the system and share the responsibility of providing protection to those in need," said spokesman Alykhan Velshi.

A Canadian Federal Court judge shocked both the Canadian and U.S. governments in November 2007 by ruling that the United States was not a safe country for refugees and by declaring the bilateral agreement unconstitutional. The Federal Court of Appeals overturned that in June, saying Ottawa had done everything it should have done in examining whether the United States was safe for refugees.
In other words, Canada, like the US, has a few nutty federal judges ...
The Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International, the Canadian Council of Churches and a test-case Colombian refugee claimant, "John Doe", had wanted the Supreme Court to reinstate the lower court's decision. The rights advocates say the United States has tougher standards than Canada, for example requiring refugee claims to be made within one year of arrival, and it does not comply with conventions on refugees and torture.

They cite the case of a Honduran man who tried to make a refugee claim in Canada, but was sent back to the United States, which returned him home, where his wife said he was killed.
Why was he a refugee? What was the threat? We have rules. We have reasonable standards. Perhaps he wasn't really a refugee?
"This decision means that refugees will not have their day in court," said Elizabeth McWeeny, president of the Canadian Council for Refugees. "The U.S. is not in fact safe for all refugees, so we deeply regret that the Supreme Court has not taken this opportunity to ensure that Canada provides refugees the protection they need from forced return to persecution," she said.

The Canadian government had argued that it was unrealistic to expect identical laws on both sides of the border and that the United States was no Zimbabwe -- that it offered the same sort of protection as Canada. It had also warned that overturning the agreement could lead to a flood of new refugee claims.
Because we'd ship them all to Canada ...
Washington was not formally a party to the Supreme Court of Canada case but U.S. embassy spokeswoman Stacy White defended the U.S. government's policy. "The United States has a proud record of accepting and protecting refugees, defending human rights, and adhering to our treaty obligations," she said in an e-mailed comment ahead of the Supreme Court decision.
One only needs to look at our population and numbers to see that we're a welcoming society for any legitimate refugee. We can't take everyone so there has to be standards, standards that the human 'rights' groups will always challenge.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/09/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  McWeeny? Perfect name for an activist.
Posted by: Spot || 02/09/2009 8:25 Comments || Top||

#2  That tapping sound you hear is the nails being driven into the coffins of The Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International (Canadian Division), The Canadian Council of Churches and other "activists".

"Declined to hear the claims" . . . . OH MY!! Goodnight and turn the lights out on this one.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 02/09/2009 16:32 Comments || Top||

#3  International definition of a refugee: an exiled person who can establish that same has a well founded belief that persecution will result, should they be repatriated.

Posted by: Waldemar Whomolet5053 || 02/09/2009 16:42 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Taking Apart the $819 billion Stimulus Package
Posted by: ed || 02/09/2009 13:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Netanyahu leads in polls
Israel's leading prime ministerial candidate Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday vowed to stop rocket fire from Gaza as top candidates battled it out for a record number of undecided voters ahead of the general election in two days' time.

Opinion polls tip Netanyahu, the leader of the of right-wing Likud party, to be Israel's next prime minister, which is seen as likely to hold back the peace process in the Middle East.

Netanyahu's Likud party is expected to get the most seats of any party, between 25 and 27 according to opinion polls, reflecting a rightward shift in a society exhausted by years of violence and limping peace talks.

"Israelis are sick of the peace process, of experiments," said Ze'ev Khanin, a political analyst at Bar-Ilan University near Tel Aviv.

"They want their leaders to stop rocking the boat, they want that everything returns to how it was in the early 90s... before (current president Shimon Peres) and (ex-Prime Minister Yitzhak) Rabin began these experiments."
Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  CHANGE! ... they can damn sure believe in.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/09/2009 7:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Not my country, not my business.

Bur for their own sakes, I surely hope Israel elects Bibi.
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut || 02/09/2009 18:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Opinion polls tip Netanyahu, the leader of the of right-wing Likud party, to be Israel's next prime minister, which is seen as likely to hold back the peace process in the Middle East

AKA - The Juice may not be willing to commit suicide.
Posted by: Frank G || 02/09/2009 18:38 Comments || Top||


Early voting opens in Israel
Israeli servicemembers have started to their ballots after authorities decided to hold early voting for army and security personnel.
Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:


After months of silence, Olmert endorses Livni for PM
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert entered the political fray at the eleventh hour ahead of Tuesday's election when he announced at a Maccabiah conference on Sunday night that he hopes Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni will succeed him.

The endorsement came after weeks of speculation, spurred by Livni's associates, that Olmert was secretly working behind the scenes on behalf of Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu. "I know all the parties and all the candidates, maybe more than anyone," Olmert said. "I think that the rest of the candidates had a chance and didn't pass the test. Livni is a candidate who can lead Israel to a serious and responsible peace process with security. She showed determination during the war and wisdom in the diplomatic process."

Livni's associates tried to distance themselves from Olmert's announcement and said privately that they were concerned that the support of the unpopular prime minister would do more harm than good.
Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  they were concerned that the support...would do more harm than good.
No sh*t. It's like being endorsed by a venereal disease.
Posted by: Spot || 02/09/2009 8:28 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Indonesian President Pledges Reforms If Re-Elected
Yet another thing George Bush won't get credit for: nudging Indonesia away from the Islamicist crazies and towards the 21st century. It hasn't been even and there have been problems, but Indonesia is figuring out that collaborating with Islamicist crazies and using the army to thump minorities is a dead-end street.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told a gathering of his Democrat Party on Sunday he would push ahead with reforms if he won a second term in this year's elections. The 59-year-old former general, seen as the most pro-business and pro-reform of Indonesia's presidential candidates, needs to win a strong mandate in order to have the power to overhaul the judiciary, civil service, and police, and deal with the impact of a global economic slowdown.
Hope and change, baby ...
Yudhoyono's Democrat Party, a centrist party which won just 7.5 percent of the votes in 2004, is well ahead of its more established rivals in the run-up to the April 9 parliamentary elections which will determine which parties can field presidential candidates. An opinion poll last month showed 23 percent of those surveyed would vote for the Democrat Party, potentially reducing the need to rely on several other parties in a coalition.

Yudhoyono also has a strong lead over former president Megawati Sukarnoputri, seen as his main rival in the July 8 presidential elections.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Steve White || 02/09/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Ahmadinejad on the defensive: $1 billion in Iran's oil money goes missing
UH-OH.....................
NICOSIA -- The government of Iran has concealed $1 billion in surplus oil revenue according to a finding that challenges the administration of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranian National Audit Office said more than $1 billion in surplus oil income failed to be deposited in the state treasury.

The assertion, which could open the Iranian government to legal proceedings, concerned the oil revenue in the 2006-07 budget year.

"In the energy section of this report it has been mentioned that $1 billion of extra oil income has not been returned to the country's public treasury," Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani said. "The National Audit Office should seriously follow up the cases where there have been deviations from the implementation of the law or non-implementation of the law."

Larijani has called for an investigation into the findings of the audit.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, running for reelection in June 2009, has denied that his government misappropriated funds.
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 02/09/2009 21:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Khatami to bid for Iran's presidency
Reformist ex-president Mohammad Khatami, who oversaw a thaw in ties with the West when in office from 1997 to 2005, on Sunday declared his intention to stand in Iran's upcoming presidential elections in a challenge that could see the ouster of the incumbent hardline government.
How many times is he gonna announce?
Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  How many times is he gonna announce?

About as often as he screams Death to America!
Posted by: ed || 02/09/2009 14:44 Comments || Top||


Home Front Economy
GM, Chrysler May Face Bankruptcy to Protect U.S. Debt
Posted by: tipper || 02/09/2009 14:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6527 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Beware the "loan" you get from the government. It is kinda like taking a loan from the mob. They WILL get their money back.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/09/2009 15:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Is bankruptcy really such a bad thing for these companies? Once bankrupt, they can renegotiate contracts with suppliers, dealerships, and unions from a position of strength, rather than continuing to do what led them to this situation. I'd rather they do that, come out viable, and not pay us back, than that they more or less continue business as usual... and can not pay us back. But then, I understand so very little about such matters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/09/2009 21:51 Comments || Top||

#3  See also REDDIT > 15 COMPANIES WHICH MIGHT NOT SURVIVE 2009 [ or in the altern may have to make aerious or abnormal Corporate changes, etc. to survive in the marketplace]. LIST INCLUDES, to wit:

* RITE AID
* SBARRO'S - have outlet here on Guam.
* REALOGY CORP. - COLDWELL Banks.
* BLOCKBUSTER - also has outlets here on Guam.
* SIX FLAGS [Magic Mountain?].
* TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS - DA DONUUUULD.

* ALSO, STARS-N-STRIPES > seems many US Communities affected by the BRACS have had to reshuffle large $$$ funding support from planned local re-development projects due to the recession.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/09/2009 23:29 Comments || Top||


Congressional Budget Office: Rescession will end in 2009 without stimulas bill
[from a CBO report]
CBO anticipates that the current recession, which started in December 2007, will last until the second half of 2009, making it the longest recession since World War II. (The longest such recessions otherwise, the 1973–1974 and 1981–1982 recessions, both lasted 16 months. If the current recession were to continue beyond midyear, it would last at least 19 months.) It could also be the deepest recession during the postwar period: By CBO’s estimates, economic output over the next two years will average 6.8 percent below its potential—that is, the level of output that would be produced if the economy’s resources were fully employed (see Figure 1). This ecession, however, may not result in the highest unemployment rate. That rate, in CBO’s forecast, rises to 9.2 percent by early 2010 (up from a low of 4.4 percent at the end of 2006) but is still below the 10.8 percent rate seen near the end of the 1981–1982 recession.
Posted by: mhw || 02/09/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6509 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Obama, Reid and Pelosi don't want to hear this....
Posted by: tipover || 02/09/2009 1:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Pork barrel Stimulus bill will expand and deepen the recession. People are tapped out, will not spend. Govt will spend, borrow from our enemies, or just print money. Currency will collapse. Thank you Congress. A$$hats.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/09/2009 1:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Uh, uh, OOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPSIES?

versus

YOUR GOVT. THANKS YOU, AMERIKA, USSA = USR, FOR YOUR US$780BILYUHN DONATION WE MISTAKENLY ASKED YOUSE FOR???

Gut Nuthin.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/09/2009 2:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Now, as in the depression, the dems will certainly do everything to keep people down, in order to increase the number of folks who are government-dependent. Government-dependent people almost always vote dem. This is a fairly obvious attempt to create a permanent majority.

This "stimulus" is a step in that direction.
Posted by: no mo uro || 02/09/2009 7:17 Comments || Top||

#5  But, but, but, it's a catastrophe I tell you! Rahm, Tim, somebody tell them. Catastrophe damn it. I won! I am The One! Why won't they listen. I blame Fox Noise, I blame RushBush and people of non-colour. Where's my bottle, get me my bottle!
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/09/2009 7:43 Comments || Top||

#6  There is no freaking way that this CBO report is correct. These guys have been snorting way too much cocaine.

Right now, we are in the "1930" phase, and in 2009 there will be a few false starts that look like a market recovery. But the fundamentals to support a recovery just aren't there.

Right now, the Drudge headline is that the feds have promised $9.7T *they* *don't* *have*, in order to support economic bloat so severe that it makes Manuel Uribe look like a supermodel.

They are missing the point. The reason the economy has a problem in the first place is the bloat, and we cannot have a recovery until the bloat is gone.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 02/09/2009 9:06 Comments || Top||

#7  since they are good at seeing into the future, what's next weeks lottoa numbers?
Posted by: rabid whitetail || 02/09/2009 9:37 Comments || Top||

#8  lotto excuse me
Posted by: rabid whitetail || 02/09/2009 9:37 Comments || Top||

#9  We got it, misspelt or no.
Posted by: Rednek Jim || 02/09/2009 9:58 Comments || Top||

#10  I don't trust anything any government office says. The recession will stay until the market fully corrects for the bad debt. Until then, it will suck. It will suck even after it starts recovering since it takes a while for product to be sold and new jobs to be created with the extra profits.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/09/2009 10:08 Comments || Top||

#11  I agree DV about trusting the gov't in any guise, NOT.

But it strikes me strange that the CBO would say this now. Doesn't Nanny P. & Steny have any control at all?

This seems to be a big whack at the one who won by shooting through themselves. What's up with that? Is there a stealth conservative?
Posted by: AlanC || 02/09/2009 10:38 Comments || Top||

#12  Didn't Fannie-Mae just loosen lending rules *yet* *again* to entice even more people to mortgages they can't possibly afford?

To Err is Human, to Forgive Divine, to really screw things up requires a computer, but to achieve complete and total chaos you need a GOVERNMENT!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/09/2009 11:13 Comments || Top||

#13  Yes, Obama will bankrupt the country, take over everything . . .like the census. Just a start. Nationalization, permanent misery, supporting Islam--he's already written all about this in his books. If he can just get people totally dependent on the government dole, he'll have them just where he wants them--under government control. It's his vision. It's his plan. He won't stop.
Posted by: ex-lib || 02/09/2009 11:24 Comments || Top||

#14  OK, OK, it's inexcusably lazy of me not to research it myself, but isn't the dating of the recession bogus? Two consecutive quarters of contraction in real GDP had occurred by December '07? Huh? Don't think so.

Also the severity of the contraction has clearly, so far, been far less than those of the early 80s or 70s. Apples, oranges, and bananas embedded in much of this, of course, but still.
Posted by: Verlaine || 02/09/2009 12:13 Comments || Top||

#15  Our keepers have taken care of that Verlaine. The traditional definition of 'recession' no longer applies: it is no longer necessary to have a contracting GDP for two quarters in a row.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/09/2009 12:37 Comments || Top||

#16  THe stimulus bill stinks, but we must remember it is O's stimulus bill. And Harry's and Nancy's. This thing is going to last a lot longer than 2009 me thinks and the Dems are going to keep screwing up. There will be a rapidly growing opposition to their idiocy. Hopefully their efforts for permanent reign will last only 4 years and then we can clean up the damage.
Posted by: remoteman || 02/09/2009 13:47 Comments || Top||

#17  Steve you are correct. The current definition is two quarters in a row of Repuplican admin. = a recession.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/09/2009 13:47 Comments || Top||

#18  The recession will stay until the market fully corrects for the bad debt. This bears repeating, and perhaps even qualifies for a semi-permanent heading at the 'Burg. The Best and the Brightest™, the financial Masters of the Universe™, the pundits & economists paid to keep track of events like this, 98% of them, completely missed the significance of the Debt Bubble as it was building up, and now we are supposed to give their assessments and recommendations some credence? Did the CBO anticipation the recession prior to 12/07? Please.
The severity of the contraction has been modified a bit by $100's of billions dropped into the financial system by the gov't, an unprecedented event. Of course the contraction process will look different than previous ones.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/09/2009 13:51 Comments || Top||

#19  We bitch about the one time $800 billion stimulus spending yet not a word about $800 billion leaving our economy year in and year out. That's money to employ someone else's workers, to modernize someone else's infrastructure and machinery, to educate someone else's children, to fund someone else's pensions and medical care.

Try taking 6% out of your savings account each year and see how long it lasts. The US has been feeding the world's growth with the lifeblood of our economy, accumulated sweat and wealth of our ancestors, for so long and retarding our own growth that that there is little left in our veins anymore. Until this bleeding wound is closed, the economic life of this country will continue to fade.
Posted by: ed || 02/09/2009 14:11 Comments || Top||

#20  The CBO's forecasting model is not perfect of course but it is arguably normative.

We have had a huge fiscal deficit 01 through 09 and a huge monetary surge in late 08 to 09. That alone would be enough to send the economy into the recovery side using any normal model. There are, of course some people (the Democratic majority in Congress and the President) who say this situation is so different that we need yet another fiscal surge. However, they are not yet saying that we will probably have yet another monetary surge this quarter because they want to expand the TARP.
Posted by: mhw || 02/09/2009 14:36 Comments || Top||

#21  They are correct though, the recession will end in 2009. Then we will fire into the beginnings of a depression.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/09/2009 15:53 Comments || Top||

#22  I read the headline to Mr. Wife, and he said they're nuts, the recession will last into 2010 or 2011.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/09/2009 21:59 Comments || Top||

#23  Prediction: you will see a serious restructuring in the CBO in the near future.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/09/2009 22:26 Comments || Top||



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  Female Tamil Tiger bomber kills 28 after hiding among refugees
Sun 2009-02-08
  India wants Pak declared terrorist state
Sat 2009-02-07
  Russia allows transit of US military supplies
Fri 2009-02-06
  Islamabad High Court frees AQ Khan
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  Thirty dead in Pakistan blast: hospital
Wed 2009-02-04
  Bridge Attack Severs Afghan Supply Route
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  Somalia orders recapture of Baidoa
Mon 2009-02-02
  Bomber in police uniform kills 21 Afghan policemen
Sun 2009-02-01
  Sheikh Sharif elected as Somalia's president
Sat 2009-01-31
  Polls Close in Iraq Elections, No Major Violence
Fri 2009-01-30
  'Incompetent' Hamid Karzai's political future in doubt
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  Pakistan busts suicide bomb gang
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  Yar! French navy nabs 9 Somali pirates
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  Al-Shabaab fighters seize Somali parliament headquarters
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  GSPC founder calls for al-Qaeda surrender in Algeria

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