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Costly abuse: Government pays hundreds of millions for human rights violations

Sunday | October 16, 2011

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/2011 ... lead1.html

Since 2006, [Jamaican] Supreme Court judgments and out-of-court settlements have forced consecutive administrations to fork out no less than $365 million in damages to settle civil suits won by people who have been wronged by agents of the State.

Official documents from the Attorney General's Chambers gleaned under the Access to Information Act show payments on 37 cases of abuse, some very costly.

Jamaica's justice minister, Delroy Chuck, also revealed that the Government currently owes almost $400 million in civil-suit judgments. "And we have very little money to pay," he admitted.


Oct 17, 8:43 AM EDT

What's the CIA doing at NYPD? Depends whom you ask

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 7-08-43-09

Three months ago, one of the CIA's most experienced clandestine operatives started work inside the New York Police Department. His title is special assistant to the deputy commissioner of intelligence. On that much, everyone agrees.

Exactly what he's doing there, however, is much less clear.

WHEREVER SUPERPOWER AGENTS GO, DISASTER FOLLOWS


Oct 17, 9:53 AM EDT

Occupy protesters eye diversity as movement grows

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 7-09-53-38

"When I started out here ... I realized there was not a lot of diversity out here," said [Jason]Woody, who is black and graduated from Morehouse College and has camped in a downtown Atlanta park with other protesters for more than a week. "It's changed in the course of the past week. I'd like to see that grow."


Oct 17, 10:22 AM EDT

Lowe's to close 20 stores

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 7-10-22-48

in 15 states and cut 1,950 jobs

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17 October 2011 Last updated at 05:16 ET

Philips cutting 4,500 jobs as profits fall

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15332243

"We do not expect to realise a material performance improvement in the near term," said Philips chief executive Frans van Houten.


Citigroup Has $32.4 Billion Funded, Unfunded Exposure to France, Belgium

Oct 17, 2011 10:31 AM ET

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-1 ... lgium.html

At the end of September, funded exposure in the GIIPS countries amounted to $20.6 billion, while unfunded commitments were $9.2 billion

Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain -- known as the GIIPS


Political Aides Getting Canada Data Day in Advance Hurts Market Confidence

Oct 17, 2011 12:02 AM ET

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-1 ... dence.html

Finance Department officials and ministerial staff can see up to nine different reports, including employment and inflation, according to government documents requested by Bloomberg News under freedom of information law, as well as responses to e- mails and interviews.


Syria Voices Reservation on Arab League Resolution Part and Parcel

Oct 17, 2011

http://www.sana.sy/eng/337/2011/10/17/375989.htm

Syria's Permanent Representative to the Arab League Ambassador Youssef Ahmad on Sunday announced Syria's reservation on the Arab League's resolution part and parcel, including its wording and particularly naming Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister as head of the Arab Ministerial Committee.

Ambassador Ahmad said that there are substantial reasons and considerations related to the biased and negative role played by Qatar both in terms of politics and media towards the events in Syria which constitute escalation [an]d instigation against Syria and distortion of the facts regarding what is actually happening in it.

He said that Syria has reservations over the resolution's inclusion of an invitation to holding comprehensive dialogue at the Arab League headquarters, affirming that Syria is an independent and sovereign country led by a legitimate authority capable of running the country's affairs and protecting its security and the safety of its citizens, and that any national dialogue can only be held in Syria with the participation of all social groups regardless of their affiliation with the presence of the Arab League according to comprehensive guarantees and mechanism that are agreed upon.


16 October 2011 Last updated at 20:09 ET

FBI’s DNA database upgrade plans come under fire

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15311718

The Codis system is used to generate the genetic profiles stored in the US national DNA database.

The FBI wants to expand the number of genetic markers used by Codis to classify individual DNA profiles.

But a former science chief at the bureau says the plan is not being driven by scientists' needs.

Click on "outlined the objections at the Promega 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification" in paragraph 4 to download "CODIS and PCR-Based Short Tandem Repeat Loci: Law Enforcement Tools."


17 October 2011 Last updated at 06:46 ET

Fighting shakes Yemeni capital overnight

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15332828

The BBC's Yolande Knell says violence has flared in recent days

Fierce fighting has resumed in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, between forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his opponents.

The sound of explosions and gunfire echoed around the city for much of the night.

At least three people were killed in a camp housing thousands of anti-government protesters and several others died elsewhere in Sanaa.


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