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Oct 21, 3:40 AM EDT

Turkey seeks Iran's support against Kurdish rebels

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/ ... 1-03-40-39

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar [>] Salehi in Ankara to discuss closer cooperation against the separatist rebels, who also have fought Iran.


Oct 21, 12:05 AM EDT

High income workers' share of total wages grows

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 1-00-05-03

While the average U.S income last year was $39,959, the mean income - the figure where half earn more and half earn less - was much lower, $26,364. This disparity reflects the fact that "the distribution of workers by wage level is highly skewed," according to Social Security.

Median compensation last year was just 66 percent of the average income, compared with nearly 72 percent in 1980.


People's Assembly Asks the President to Consider Postponement of Local Councils Elections Date, Pending Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference Recommendations

Oct 21, 2011

http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2011/10/21/376868.htm

Dr. Rama Aziz, member of the People's Assembly, said that the Assembly's deliberations showed a general desire for postponing the local administration elections until after the national dialogue conference.

She added that the postponement is an opportunity for all the spectrums to meet so as to share their views and ideas, for the electoral process to proceed in a democratic and transparent way.


21 October 2011 Last updated at 00:17 ET

Indian workers end two-week strike at Maruti Suzuki

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15398394

It is not clear whether the management and the workers had come to an agreement over the formation of a new union, a key demand of the strikers.

The company already has one recognised workers union [= company union].


20 October 2011 Last updated at 21:27 ET

African-Caribbean boys 'would rather hustle than learn'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15387444

"Boys are more interested in hustling, which is a quick way of making a living, rather than making the commitment to study. This is a supposed to be a street thing which is a male thing."

[At the botttom of the newsstory:]

Are you student or a teacher? What are your thoughts on this story? Send us your comments using [duh] the form below.

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20 October 2011 Last updated at 16:51 ET

Letwin 'cleared' of dumping sensitive documents in bins

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15396956

The Cabinet Office minister was pictured putting correspondence, including parliamentary papers and constituents' letters, in litter bins

Letwin said he had been used to dealing with correspondence in St James's Park early in the morning before going to his office but maintained no sensitive documents had been involved.

He has apologised to constituents who felt offended by his actions.

No 10 has said Mr Letwin's actions were "not sensible" and he would not be repeating them.

[There's no thoughts form below this newsstory.]


21 October 2011 Last updated at 04:35 ET

Three dead at Papua Freeport mine, as strike continues

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15398639

The Grasberg [gold and copper] mine in the eastern Papua region is one of the largest in the world.

Since 15 September thousands of its miners have been on strike over wages.


Chinese blogger jailed for 'disrupting traffic' fails to have sentence overturned

5:15PM BST 20 Oct 2011

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... urned.html

"Unless administration is vigorous, criminal forces, hostile forces, terrorist organisations and others could manipulate public sentiment by manufacturing bogus opinion on the internet, damaging social stability and national security," the [People's Daily] commentary said.

-vs-

"I think those so-called law executors are the real perpetrators. They should crack down the crime, but actually they always shield those criminals."


Kenya arrests two in Nairobi during Somalia push

Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:50am GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/i ... 7M20111021

[Deputy police spokesman Charles Owino told Reuters:]

"We are cracking down everywhere. Within the country and in Somalia,"


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