Blizzards sweep across N America
BBC - 15/02/2007

Massive snow storms have battered North America, closing schools in the region and stopping hundreds of flights. Snow, sleet and rain slammed into Canada and the north-eastern United States in the worst storms this winter. More than 50 people have died in the US since the cold snap first hit in January. Hundreds of flights were cancelled in New York, Washington, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, and meteorologists say the deep freeze is set to continue.

Anglicans face difficult summit
BBC - 14/02/2007

Leaders of the Anglican Church have gathered in Tanzania for a summit which is likely to be dominated by the divisive issue of homosexuality. The conservative majority is fiercely opposed to those who believe the church should accept gay clergy members. The controversy threatens to create a schism in the 38 national churches which make up the Anglican Communion. A spokesman for the leader of the world's Anglicans said it looks like it may be a "difficult conference".

UK is accused of failing children
BBC - 14/02/2007

The UK has been accused of failing its children, as it comes bottom of a league table for child well-being across 21 industrialised countries. The Unicef report looked at 40 indicators including poverty, peer and family relationships, and health. One of the report's authors told the BBC that under-investment and a "dog eat dog" attitude in society were to blame for Britain's poor performance.

Crop failures in Australia hit wine prices
The Scotsman - 12/02/2007

WINE drinkers in Britain have been warned that Australian brands are expected to soar in price after crop failures caused severe shortages of popular grape varieties. But now some of Australia's biggest suppliers have issued a warning over prices in the wake of a country-wide drought, harsh frosts, bush fires and plagues of locusts during the 2006-7 growing season.

Putin attacks 'very dangerous' US
BBC - 11/02/2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticised the United States for what he said was its "almost uncontained" use of force around the world. Washington's "very dangerous" approach to global relations was fuelling a nuclear arms race, he told a security summit in Munich. Correspondents say the strident speech may signal a more assertive Russia.

World News in Brief - Disease Epidemics - 11/02/2007

Somalia - A number of people have died form an unprecedented disease that broke out in Hiran province, central Somalia. The disease has been reported to kill seven persons in Jalalaksi district, central Somalia. Doctors and residents in the area fear the disease could spread quickly. At least 14 people were killed and a dozen more of livestock have died in Lower Jubba province, southern Somalia, after Rift Valley Fever broke out in the province. A cholera outbreak in Somalia has killed more than 115 people and hospitalized 724 in towns where people were forced to use contaminated water from a flooded river, doctors said Wednesday.

Temple's location found, says Israeli archaeologist - 11/02/2007

Using maps created in 1866 by a British explorer and passages from the Jewish Mishnah, an Israeli archaeologist and professor at Hebrew University says he has pinpointed the location of the sacred Jewish Temple, twice built and twice destroyed in ancient times. While popular consensus places the Temple, built by King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. and rebuilt by Jews who returned from Babylon in the 5th century B.C., on the site of the present Muslim Dome of the Rock, Prof. Joseph Patrich says archaeological remains show its exact location and the consensus is wrong.

Stealth jets on Okinawa mission
BBC - 11/02/2007

The deployment of United States Air Force (USAF) F-22 stealth fighter jets to a base on Japan's Okinawa island has prompted protests from residents. It is the first time the jets, the latest in the USAF's arsenal, have been deployed outside the US. The 12 aircraft are due to land at the island's Kadena airbase, where they will be stationed for three months. Some 50,000 US troops are based on the islands. There have been recent protests from islanders unhappy at the American military presence. The jets' deployment comes as the US continues to take part in six-nation talks in the Chinese capital, Beijing, aimed at bringing an end to North Korea's nuclear arms programme.

Leading Companies Betting on New 'Horse': Democrats - 10/02/2007

For some of the biggest companies in the U.S., it's payback time. Paying to Democrats, that is. After years of lopsided political giving to Republicans, American businesses are quickly rushing to support the new party in power. The top 25 corporate political action committees all gave more to Republicans than Democrats for the November 2006 elections. Afterward, 17 of them switched sides.

World Weather - 10/02/2007

USA - A bone-chilling cold wave with temperatures as low as 40 below zero shut down schools for thousands of youngsters Monday, sent homeless people into shelters and put car batteries on the disabled list from the northern Plains across the Great Lakes. The blowing snow and intense cold kept schools closed across much of Ohio and West Virginia. Residents of upstate New York were digging out from more than 5 feet of snow over a two-day period at the eastern end of Lake Ontario.

Blitz on human rights 'nonsense'
BBC - 10/02/2007

A more "common sense" approach to human rights laws is needed by public bodies who sometimes misinterpret them, the Lord Chancellor is to say. Lord Falconer has said the importance of the Human Rights Act has been "clouded by nonsense". The Tories have said they would scrap the Act altogether claiming it is being abused by criminals. Lord Falconer said that if rulings do not make common sense, then the Act has been wrongly interpreted.

EU gets tough on 'green crimes'
BBC - 10/02/2007

The European Commission has unveiled plans to turn environmental offences over to criminal courts across the European Union. Under the plans, people could face jail not only for dumping toxic and nuclear waste but also for illegally trading in endangered plants or species. It marks an extension of the EU's powers, following a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice in 2005. Criminal law is a competence jealously guarded by the 27 member states. The proposals must first be approved by member states and the European Parliament to become law.

Chertoff's 'Islam PC' rankles fed officials - 10/02/2007

Citing recent internal memos, Department of Homeland Security employees complain their boss Michael Chertoff is hamstringing counter-terror operations with pro-Islamic political correctness. They say headquarters has cautioned officials not to describe Islamic terrorism as Islamic and to respect Islam as a "religion of peace." "It's constantly drilled into us that Islam is not the enemy, and that the terrorists are merely a minority of 'extremists' distorting Islam," said one official who wished to go unnamed.

Palestinian groups sign unity deal
Al Jazeera - 08/02/2007

Rival Palestinian leaders have signed a deal to form a government of national unity aimed at ending lethal infighting and a crippling international boycott. The deal, mediated by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, was confirmed at a signing ceremony in Mecca on Thursday. Under the deal, Hamas promised to "respect" peace deals with Israel.

Gideons Arrested for Handing out Bibles
WorldNetDaily - 08/02/2007

Two men who are members of Gideons International, the Christian organization that is famous for, among other ministries, placing Bibles in motels and giving them to children, have been arrested after trying to hand out Bibles on a public sidewalk in Florida, according to a law firm. Officials with the Alliance Defense Fund have confirmed they will be representing Anthony Mirto and Ernest Simpson, who were arrested, booked into jail and charged with trespassing.

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