Monthly Archives: April 2011

Criticism up on Japan PM’s handling of nuke crisis (AP) – 1269th Edition

AP – Criticism of the Japanese government’s handling of the crisis at a radiation-spewing nuclear power plant increased Saturday, with a new poll indicating three-quarters of the people disapprove and a key adviser quitting in protest. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s … Continue reading

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Japan lower house passes emergency budget for quake relief (Reuters) – 1268th Edition

Reuters – Japan’s lower house of parliament passed an emergency budget on Saturday worth 4 trillion yen ($48.5 billion) for rebuilding after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, a downpayment on the country’s biggest public works effort in six … Continue reading

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Bomb hits minibus, kills 2 in NW Pakistan (AP) – 1267th Edition

AP – A Pakistani official says a roadside bomb has hit a minibus in a northwestern tribal region, killing two passengers and wounding nine others. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Taliban announce beginning of spring offensive (AP) – 1266th Edition

AP – The Taliban on Saturday announced the beginning of their spring military offensive against the U.S.-led coalition, a day after a new Pentagon report claimed that the militants’ fighting spirit was low after sustaining heavy losses on the battlefield. … Continue reading

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In US visit, Japan pledges to keep global focus (AFP) – 1265th Edition

AFP – Japan has pledged that it will stay active on the world stage and maintain aid to Afghanistan as it sought to ease US concerns that the key Asian ally would turn inward after its mega-disaster. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine … Continue reading

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Press freedom anger over Australia royal skit axe (AFP) – 1264th Edition

AFP – Press freedom advocates on Saturday slammed the axing of a satirical Australian programme about the royal wedding on official request as a troubling example for authoritarian regimes. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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India investigating burning of 7 in remote village (AP) – 1263th Edition

AP – Police in eastern India are investigating reports that villagers protesting a stone crushing plant burned to death the plant’s three owners and four employees, authorities said Saturday.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Protesters in Taiwan rally against nuclear plant (AP) – 1262th Edition

AP – About 2,000 protesters are demanding that Taiwan scrap plans to operate a newly built nuclear power plant and turn the facility into a museum to highlight the dangers of nuclear power. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at … Continue reading

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Afghan Taliban declare start to spring offensive (Reuters) – 1261th Edition

Reuters – The Taliban declared the start of a spring offensive across Afghanistan Saturday, warning they would target foreign troops, as well as Afghan security forces and top government officials, in a wave of attacks including suicide bombings.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine … Continue reading

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No Taliban link in Kabul Air Force shooting: NATO (AFP) – 1260th Edition

AFP – A gunman who opened fire at an air force training centre in Kabul, leaving eight US troops and an American contractor dead, did not appear to have any links to the Taliban, NATO said Saturday. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine … Continue reading

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