NEWS (Last Updated: Thu. Nov. 05)Posted: November 3, 2009
Obama’s Wars (Last Updated: Thu. Nov. 05)
NATO strike kills nine civilians in Helmand, Afghanistan
Thu. Nov. 05 – LASHKARGAH: Artillery and mortar shelling by the NATO-led international troops killed nine civilians in southern Afghanistan, locals said.
Two Pakistanis killed in US drone attack
Thu. Nov. 05 – Two people have been killed as a result of a US drone missile attack in the tribal region of North Waziristan bordering Afghanistan.
US soldier killed in Afghan attack
Thu. Nov. 05 – An American soldier serving under NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.
Iraqi colonel killed in Baghdad blast
Wed. Nov. 04 – A senior Iraqi police officer has been killed after being hit by a bomb left outside the door of his house at Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad.
5 British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan
Five British soldiers have been shot dead in Helmand Province, in an attack the UK military blamed on a “rogue” Afghan policeman.
US military suffers first casualty of month in Iraq
Tue. Nov. 03 – A non-combat incident in the Karadah district of southeast Baghdad has claimed the life of a US soldier.
Taliban denounce ‘puppet president’ Karzai
Tue. Oct. 03 – The Taliban has questioned the legitimacy of the Afghan administration after the cancellation of a planned run-off following the fraud-stained August presidential vote.
Mysterious Virus Hits Ukraine (Last Updated: Thu. Nov. 05)
Panic in Ukraine over swine flu
Thu. Nov. 05 – Officials in Ukraine have closed schools for three weeks, imposed travel restrictions and are limiting public events as the country battles to stop the spread of swine flu.
Ukraine Cases Double To 478,000 In 2 Days – 81 Deaths
Wed. Nov. 04 – The above numbers are from the latest update from Ukraine. The number of infected patients has almost doubled to just under ½ million, compared to the report two days ago (see map).
NATO providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Wed. Nov. 04 – NATO member states have started to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine, the press service of the NATO department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday.
Tymoshenko says all Ukrainians will be provided with gauze masks in a week
Wed. Nov. o4 – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has ordered regional state administrations and city administrations to produce gauze masks within a week.
Yushchenko called on to help Ukraine: Unknown virus is killing people
Tue. Nov. 03 -In last 24 hours, an unknown virus (presumed pneumonic plague) infected another 37 thousand and killed 12 more people. The authorities deny that this is pneumonic plague, and insist that people die from influenza, pneumonia and ARI.
Israeli Apartheid (Last Updated: Thu. Nov. 05)
Iran welcomes Israel war crimes probe
Thu. Nov. 05 – Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee has welcomed an investigation into Israeli crimes during the Gaza war.
Israel destroys 2 more Palestinian homes
Tue. Nov. 03 – Israeli forces have demolished two more Palestinian-owned homes in Jerusalem Al-Quds as part of Tel Aviv’s efforts to increase the number of Jewish settlements there.
Totalitarian Tiptoe to the New World Order (Last Updated: Wed. Nov. 04)
Czech president signs EU reform treaty
Wed. Nov. 04 – Czech President Vaclav Klaus says Prague has finally committed to the European Union’s reforming Lisbon Treaty, hours after a top court ruled that it was in line with the constitution.
More News (Last Updated: Wed. Nov. 04)
Iraq signs major oil deal with BP, CNPC
Wed. Nov. 04 – Iraq has signed its biggest oil deal since the US 2003 invasion with Britain’s BP and China’s CNPC to develop the giant Rumaila oilfield.
One fifth of mammals near extinction
Wed. Nov. 04 – Over 17,000 species assessed in a major international biodiversity study are threatened with extinction, a leading environmental group has warned.
Poll: Obama’s popularity below average
Tue. Nov. 03 – US President Barack Obama’s approval rating continues to decline nearly one year after his arrival to the White House, a new poll shows.
UK graduate unemployment soars 44%
Tue. Nov. 03 – Graduate unemployment in the UK has soared 44 percent, reaching the highest level for more than a decade, a recent research has shown.
Poverty indicator targets large number of US children
Tue. Nov. 03 – A new study has shown that nearly half of all US children and 90 percent of black kids will eat meals at some point during their childhood paid for by food stamps, an indicator of poverty.