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News in Brief: 3 July 2007

A brief list of news for the day:

Pakistan in crisis over mosque attack. “After months of playing cat and mouse, Pakistani paramilitary forces were on Tuesday let loose against Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad, run by outspoken brothers Maulana Abdul Aziz and Ghazi Abdul Rasheed.” >> News at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IG04Df03.html

US blame game pressures Iran. “The US military’s allegations that Iran’s special unit, the Quds Force, is complicit, with Lebanon’s Hezbollah, in training and arming militant Shi’ites in Iraq, are bound to anger Tehran’s leaders. They are likely to reassess their desire for a second round of talks with the US on Iraq’s security. This might be exactly what some in the Bush administration want.” >> News at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IG04Ak04.html

Failing surge. “As the war against insurgents gets deadlier and political reconciliation stalls, Washington’s surge strategy seems to be crumbling.” >> News at: http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/851/re9.htm

UN Security Council dissolves unit looking for Iraqi arms. “Friday to immediately shut down the U.N. weapons-inspection unit for Iraq, drawing to a close 16 years of international scrutiny of Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs.” >> News at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/29/AR2007062902205.html?referrer=email

Lack of clean water making Iraqis sick. “Iraqi Health Ministry officials warned on 3 July of a possible increase in waterborne diseases among children and the elderly during the summer’s hottest month of July.” >> News at: http://www.iraqslogger.com/index.php/post/3428/Lacking_of_Clean_Water_Making_Iraqis_Sick

Iraqi cabinet backs draf oil law. >> News at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6264184.stm

Indian doctor arrested in Australia car bombs probe. >> News at: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/australasia/article2730511.ece

Vanishing ponds leaving the Arctic high and dry. “Water that existed for thousands of years is disappearing from Ellesmere Island’s landscape, prompting scientists to sound the alarm.” >> News at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070703.warctic03/BNStory/National/home

Japan’s defence minister resigns over nuclear comments. “Japan’s embattled defence minister resigned Tuesday over his comments suggesting the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were inevitable.” >> News at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070703.wjapanresign0703/BNStory/International/home

Bush lets libby walk. >> News at: http://alternet.org/story/55850/

Woman could become mother of her own grandchild. “The mother of a seven-year-old girl born with a rare fertility disorder has donated eggs for her daughter to use to start a family later in life.” >> News at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,,2117426,00.html

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