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Thursday, October 21, 2004

International News

October 18, 2004 By Toby Westerman
Copyright 2004 International News Analysis Today

"Elaine Donnelly, president of the
Center for Military Readiness, in an exclusive interview with International News Analysis Today, stated that homosexual rights activists are seeking a gay-friendly military. If they are successful, the ability of "straight" military personnel to effectively function would be compromised, according to Donnelly." Read more

Go Ahead for More Darfur Troops
"The African Union (AU) has agreed to increase its military force in Sudan's troubled Darfur region from under 400 to more than 3,000."
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Video Shows Kidnapped Aid Worker
"Margaret Hassan has dual Iraqi and British nationality and is married to an Iraqi." "She has lived in the country for 30 years and was abducted by an unnamed group on her way to work as head of Care International's work in Iraq."
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Vatican Condemns EU 'Inquisition'
"...Mr Buttiglione's comments on marriage and women prompted a committee of the European Parliament to vote against his candidacy as EU commissioner." "Mr Buttiglione said on Sunday he was the victim of a "hate campaign"."
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Military Removes Burmese Prime Minister
By Richard S. Ehrlich
From the World section
"BANGKOK -- Burma's military regime ousted Prime Minister Khin Nyunt and replaced him with hard-line Gen. Soe Win in a setback for pro-democratic opposition forces of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi." "Authorities in Thailand, who first disclosed the change yesterday, said Gen. Khin Nyunt, 65, had been sacked and placed under house arrest.
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Ready for a joke?
U.N. Seeks Sanctions for Al-Zarqawi Group
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A U.N. committee announced Tuesday that it has put the network of alleged terror mastermind Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi on its list of groups subject to U.N. sanctions.
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