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News in Brief: 27 June 2007

A brief list of news for the day:

Graft scandals force beijing’s scrutiny. “A high-level leader brought low, a suicide by another official and a raft of other corruption scandals in China’s four most powerful municipalities have the central leadership taking extra care in selecting new graft busters and party leaders.” >> News at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/IF27Ad01.html

Fuel rationing sparks Tehran riots. >> News at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,2112659,00.html

Contradicting the Sharm el-Sheikh story. “Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak made remarks in a speech on Egyptian television yesterday implicitly contradicting what was supposed to be the pro-Fatah, pro-Abbas gist of the Sharm el-Sheikh summit.” >> News at: http://arablinks.blogspot.com/2007/06/contradicting-sharm-el-sheikh-story.html

Renewed Israeli attacks strike Gaza. “Israeli attacks have killed 10 Palestinians, including three members of the same family, and wounded 20 others.” >> News at: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8E58E4A1-B620-48A6-B5A9-230A25D6E2AA.htm

Planet of the slums: UN warns urban populations set to double. >> News at: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article2714169.ece

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