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News from the Middle East: Obama, football, and intifada

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News from the Middle East: Obama, football, and intifada

Worldfocus' Mohammad Al-Kassim looks at headlines from Middle East news outlets, including: a talk-show host's critical assessment of President Obama's first year in office; a legendary football rivalry; and a prediction about a third intifada.

Posted: January 27, 2010 12:51   Comments: 3
Today: A tanker hijack and a Swiss vote to ban minarets

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Today: A tanker hijack and a Swiss vote to ban minarets

Top stories from around the world as brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somali pirates seize an oil tanker; Honduras holds a presidential election; and the Swiss vote to ban the construction of new minarets to accompany mosques.

Posted: November 30, 2009 11:50   Comments: 3
Today: Violence in the Philippines, Ahmadinejad in Brazil

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Today: Violence in the Philippines, Ahmadinejad in Brazil

Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the death toll from a political massacre rises in the Philippines; scientists say climate change may cause conflict in Africa; and the Iranian president is in Brazil.

Posted: November 24, 2009 12:47   Comments: 1
Today: contracts for immigrants and prisoner exchanges

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Today: contracts for immigrants and prisoner exchanges

Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Germany plans to have immigrants sign "integration contracts," Israel may be closer to securing the release of hostage Gilad Shalit; and political violence in the Philippines.

Posted: November 23, 2009 12:36   Comments: 5
Today: Obama in Korea and a World Cup controversy

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Today: Obama in Korea and a World Cup controversy

Today's top stores as brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. President Obama has tough words for Iran and North Korea; Russia has over 3,500 people die in road accidents daily; and Irish sports officials protest the winning goal scored by France in the World Cup playoffs.

Posted: November 19, 2009 11:19   Comments: 2
Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

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Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: President Obama leaves China with few concessions; Germany will extend its mission in Afghanistan for another year; and an epidemic of childhood obesity threatens to lower life expectancy in Mexico.

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:01   Comments: 0
Today: Obama town hall not on Chinese TV, Russia expands

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Today: Obama town hall not on Chinese TV, Russia expands

Today's headlines as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom: President Obama's visit to China, an apology from Australian and British leaders, and Russia expands. Also, tourism is on the rise in Zimbabwe, where hotels have been around 60% full since the formation of the unity government.

Posted: November 16, 2009 09:30   Comments: 2
Today: Salvador mudslides, the Berlin Wall and eco-buses

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Today: Salvador mudslides, the Berlin Wall and eco-buses

Top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Chinese and Korean reactions to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; deadly mudslides in El Salvador; and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir stays home.

Posted: November 9, 2009 10:39   Comments: 0
Today: Guinea sanctions, Israeli settlers, and burger prices

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Today: Guinea sanctions, Israeli settlers, and burger prices

Read stories from around the world, brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: sanctions against Guinean military leaders; executions in China; and why McDonald's is pulling out of Iceland.

Posted: October 27, 2009 11:44   Comments: 5
Today’s News: Iraq, Cuba, and tons of tabbouleh

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Today’s News: Iraq, Cuba, and tons of tabbouleh

Read stories from around the world, brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: a message to Cuba, food aid to North Korea, and a Guinness world record in tabbouleh and hummus.

Posted: October 26, 2009 11:26   Comments: 1

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