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News in Brief: 5 July 2007

A brief list of news for the day:

7 doctors tied to British plot. “All eight people arrested in the aftermath of two bungled car bombings here last week are from the medical profession, a British police official said Tuesday, rattling a national heath service that has long relied on foreign doctors to fill its understaffed hospitals.” >> News at: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/04/world/europe/04britain.html?ref=world

Oil law still snagged in Iraqi parliament. “Leading Sunnis in Iraq’s parliament continued on Wednesday to snub a set of U.S.-supported oil laws many see as key to ending sectarian killing.” >> News at: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/iraq/story/17587.html

Oil a factor in Iraq conflict, says Australian defence minister. “The Australian defence minister today triggered a political storm when he suggested that protecting Iraq’s huge oil reserves was a reason for the continuing deployment of foreign troops in the war-torn country.” >> News at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/australia/story/0,,2119110,00.html

Iraqi Kurdish leader warns Turkish intervention into Iraq will ignite regional war. >> News at: http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=115846&bolum=102

Chief cleric of the Red Mosque arrested during an escape attempt in Pakistan. >> News at: http://www.dawn.com/2007/07/05/top1.htm

Six more Canadian soldiers and an interpreter die in Afghanistan. “Six Canadian soldiers and their interpreter died yesterday as the Taliban continued to launch bold attacks inside zones considered mostly pacified, shifting their tactics toward the kind of bombings that have proved devastating in Iraq.” >> News at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070705.wafghanmain05/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

Brazil’s president to ease tensions with Chavez over Mercosur trade bloc. “Chavez angered Brazil and Paraguay this week by demanding their lawmakers approve Venezuela’s membership into Mercosur by September.” >> News at: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/05/business/LA-FIN-Brazil-Venezuela-Mercosur.php

Brazil gets cut-price AIDS drugs. >> News at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6272044.stm

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