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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has won a third 5-year term by a landslide majority.
It’s a slow process, this business of getting recognized as an independent state, but the Palestinians are making progress.
Here are two good things about the Ebola virus. It is unlikely to mutate into a version that can spread through the air. And people who have been infected by Ebola cannot pass it on to others during the incubation period
There was a time, as recently as 25 years ago, when military staff colleges around the world taught a reasonably effective doctrine for dealing with terrorism
Afghanistan is a strikingly imperfect society in almost every respect: politics, economy, security and human rights. But it isn’t entirely a lost cause, either
A week ago, the 'Kurdistan Times' warned that 'the British dampen the aspirations of Scottish people who want to vote Yes [to independence].' And lo!
“If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons,” said Winston Churchill in 1941, defending his decision to regard Stalin as an ally after Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
If the Scots vote “yes” to independence on Sept. 18, as one opinion poll now suggests they will, three things are likely to happen in the following week.
The Ukrainian army is in retreat on every front. Since Russian regular army units came to the aid of the hard-pressed pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s two easternmost provinces a week ago, the tide of battle has turned decisively.
It is quite possible for soldiers to cross a frontier 'by accident on an unmarked section,' and that is how Moscow explains the capture of a group of Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian territory last weekend
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