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News in Brief: 19 June 2007

A brief list of news for the day:

The Earth today stands in imminent peril and nothing short of a planetary rescue will save it from the environmental cataclysm of dangerous climate change. Those are not the words of eco-warriors but the considered opinion of a group of eminent scientists writing in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. >> News at: http://environment.independent.co.uk/climate_change/article2675747.ece

Baghdad mosque bombing kills 75. “The explosion, which also injured more than 200 people, sent smoke billowing over central Baghdad. The attack followed a four-day curfew imposed last week in the wake of an attack on a Shia shrine in the city of Samarra.” >> News at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2106535,00.html

US forces in major Iraq offensive. “The US military has begun a major offensive against Sunni fighter positions in Baquba, the capital of Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad… Agencies said more than 10,000 US soldiers were taking part in the offensive.” >> News at: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/530B72E3-EA9F-4A57-8A7F-F92737C64FBB.htm

Israeli tanks enter Gaza. “The Israeli military said it had entered Gaza on Tuesday at the Erez (Beit Hanoun) crossing for a ‘limited time’.” >> News at: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/48D53AC2-5499-4382-A4CA-9CB362B9A719.htm

Supplies low as Gaza blockade takes toll. “Shops in the Gaza Strip are reported to be running low of essential goods as a result of an Israeli blockade imposed following last week’s defeat of former ruling party Fatah by the Islamic militant group Hamas.” >> News at: http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/supplies-low-as-gaza-blockade-takes-toll/2007/06/18/1182019032232.html

Dispute between Russia and US delay nuclear arms-control talks. >> News at: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/17098.html

Taliban overrun southern Afghan district. >> News at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070619.wtaliban0619/BNStory/International/home

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