Former LA Black Panther leader Pratt dies at 63
...spent 27 years in prison on a murder conviction that was later overturned....http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 3-02-54-18
Yemen slides toward all-out fight for power
For months, youth-led protesters have tried to drive out Saleh peacefully. But their campaign has been overtaken and [?] transformed into an armed showdown between ...two [?] ... families....http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ ... 16-29-41..
Chavez: We won't tolerate rebels in Venezuela
...adding that he's confident Colombia's government would in turn capture any opponents conspiring against his government.
...Chavez and Santos have forged a pragmatic friendship despite their deep [?] ideological differences....
Pragmatic friendship? They read each other's faces.http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/ ... 2-22-13-47
DNA tests for Argentine Clarin group heirs
Several hundred babies are believed to have been taken from their detained parents and given to families loyal to the military during its 1976-83 rule.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13634035
Chile judge orders Pablo Neruda death probe
This follows allegations from his former driver, Manuel Araya Osorio, that agents injected Neruda with poison at the clinic on the orders of General Pinochet, twelve days after the coup. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13634042
Tanzanians hack farmer in Manyara to death in land row [= war]
The murder [?] comes amid strong opposition to the government's promotion of big-scale farming.
At least four farms have been invaded this year near Babati town in Manyara region, with fields torched and property destroyed.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13630593
Burundi peacekeepers in Somalia 'unpaid'
Burundi's army spokesman Col Gaspard Baratuza said the African Union had paid the money into the Bank of the Republic of Burundi.
But he said the central bank had not disbursed the salaries to the soldiers.
MANY'S THE SLIP TWIXT THE CUP AND THE LIPhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13625609
South Africa: Ex-spy chief Kasrils against secrecy bill
"It will certainly undermine public trust in the intelligence and security services," he said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13628857
Andris Berzins elected [>] new president in Latvia
Latvia is struggling to meet the conditions of a massive loan from the International Monetary Fund and European Union.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13628945
Car shares hit in latest market sell-off
...new data showed car sales had continued to drop in France and Spain in May, following the expiry of government subsidies for sales, while US car sales also lagged.
Government subsidies? OH, YOU MEAN: THE MARKET.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13627079
Pakistan, US form anti-terror squad
...it [duh] doesn’t necessarily mean presence of foreign troops on Pakistani soil.
...Pakistan’s commerce delegation was in Kabul for the last few days in connection with the finalisation of the implementation details of the new Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade[=Tanker] Agreement....http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-news ... rror-squad
Gibraltar: Major disaster in port
The fire fighting operation has focused both on extinguishing the fire, and cooling the adjoining tanks to prevent their explosion. The adjoining tank also caught fire at around 7.40 pm resulting in a much larger fire which has required the land based fire fighters to withdraw. The fire is now being tackled from the sea.
FILE UNDER LIBYAhttp://en.mercopress.com/2011/06/01/gib ... er-in-port
> The unstoppable march of the tobacco giants <
An investigation by The Independent on Sunday reveals that tobacco firms have taken advantage of lax marketing rules in developing [<] countries by aggressively promoting cigarettes to new, young consumers, while using lawyers, lobby groups and carefully selected statistics to bully governments that attempt to quash the industry in the West. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 90583.html