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Iran election results

Iran election results

The upcoming elections in Iran are fascinating, not just because of the issues at play–see Laura Secor’s piece for more on that–but because they are taking place in a theocracy with limited political rights and a rating of “Not Free” from Freedom House. This raises the prospect that whatever results emerge on Friday will [...]

Little palm island florida

Little palm island florida

Little Palm Island in a Nutshell

A totally romantic resort in the Florida Keys, Little Palm Island is located 3.5 miles off shore from the mainland at mile marker 28.5.
Accessible only by boat or seaplane, this private-island resort for guests 16 years of age or older opened in 1988. Since then, it’s racked up an impressive [...]

Suicide attack on Pakistani hotel

Suicide attack on Pakistani hotel

A suicide bomb attack on a luxury hotel in the north-west Pakistani city of Peshawar, has killed 11 people and injured at least 70.
Gunmen stormed the outer security barrier at the Pearl Continental Hotel before blowing up a vehicle containing, police say, 500kg of explosives.
One foreign citizen - a UN employee - was killed [...]

Police Swarm Tiananmen Square to Bar Protests

Police Swarm Tiananmen Square to Bar Protests

BEIJING — China blanketed Tiananmen Square with police officers Thursday, determined to prevent any commemoration of the 20th anniversary of a military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters that left hundreds dead.
Visitors to the sprawling plaza in central Beijing were stopped at checkpoints and searched, and foreign television crews and photographers firmly turned away. Uniformed and plainclothes [...]

Paper: 20,000 killed in Sri Lanka conflict

Paper: 20,000 killed in Sri Lanka conflict

The Times said it had acquired confidential U.N. documents that record nearly 7,000 civilian deaths in the no-fire zone up to the end of April. The toll then surged, the paper quoted unidentified U.N. sources as saying, with an average of 1,000 civilians killed each day until May 19, when the government declared victory over [...]

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