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 Post subject: 08 17 11 | Some Newsstories
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:52 pm 
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Journalists who engage in war propaganda must be held accountable

by Thierry Meyssan

http://www.voltairenet.org/Journalists- ... age-in-war

The war propaganda has entered [>] a new phase, involving the coordinated action of satellite TV stations.

CNN, France24, the BBC and Al Jazeera have become instruments of disinformation used [by The Superpower] to demonize governments and justify armed aggressions.

These practices are illegal under international law and the impunity of the perpetrators must be stopped.

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Aug 17, 3:08 PM EDT

London police charge 1,000th person in riots probe

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/ ... 7-15-08-55

U.K. police have arrested more than 3,000 people over riots

two men in northwestern England...were handed stiff jail terms [4-year sentences] for inciting disorder through social networking sites.

The riots discussed never occurred.

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17 August 2011 Last updated at 14:47 ET

Met officers cleared over hacking misconduct claims

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14559802

Click on link at para 4 of text body ("The IPCC report ")

--or--

IPCC decisions on MPA referrals relating to the conduct of Sir Paul Stephenson, John Yates, Andy Hayman and Peter Clarke in connection with the Metropolitan Police Service response to phone hacking

17 August 2011

URL to

http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/news/Pages/pr_170811_MPA.aspx

then pagedown to end of doc, click on URL at end of line beginning
"The assessment and rationale behind these decisions can be found in full here...."

The MPA Committee considered a number of complaints from members of the public about some or all of these officers; they decided not to record these as these people did not meet the statutory definition of someone entitled to make a complaint

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Aug 17, 2:25 PM EDT

No smoking gun in Lebanon's Hariri murder case

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/ ... 7-14-25-51

Media reports last year suggested that the Hariri case would hinge on telephone records, and [Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah has worked to cast doubt on the security of the system.

Lebanese officials have confirmed that Israel has penetrated Lebanon's telecommunications networks and has great control over them. In 2010, authorities detained two senior employees of one of the country's two cellular telecommunication companies on suspicion of spying for Israel.

The telecommunications minister at the time confirmed that Israel was able to infiltrate Lebanon's mobile telecommunications network and could manipulate phone calls and short messages.

Nasrallah has said Israel bugged the mobile phones of Hezbollah members, allowing it to make false phone calls, send false text messages and track the users' movements.

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Eight Turkish soldiers killed in blast

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey | Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:14am BST

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/08/1 ... FF20110817

The latest deaths come only days after three Turkish soldiers were killed in an ambush by PKK guerrillas as they returned from a patrol in the southeastern province of Sirnak.

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Turkish warplanes attack PKK targets in Iraq

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey | Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:16pm EDT

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... OT20110817

hours after a rebel attack in southeast Turkey killed a [>] dozen soldiers.


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Angola opposition UNITA MPs walk out over election law

Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:26am GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/i ... 2V20110817

UNITA, the second biggest party in parliament with 16 seats, said the MPLA pushed through a set of electoral laws that strip the National Elections Committee (CNE) of any real power, transferring control of election logistics to the government.

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President al-Assad: Reform in Syria Stems from Syrians' Conviction, Not Response to Foreign Pressure

Aug 17, 2011

http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2011/08/17/364559.htm

The meeting dealt with the latest steps and decisions to build a modern and strong Syria which safeguards its national and pan-Arab principles and independent decision.

The talks also tackled means of activating the role of public organizations and party cadres to put these steps and decisions in place.

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17 August 2011 Last updated at 13:04 ET

Dublin archdiocese close to 'financial collapse'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14563940

The document [a leaked consultation document from its Council of Priests] blames a decrease in collections and declining participation at mass.

It also cites the cost of settlements made to clerical abuse victims.


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