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News in Brief: 10 July 2007

A brief list of news for the day:

Pakistani troops storm mosque compound, gun battle ensues. “Reports put casualties at 43 killed and many wounded.” >> News at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070710.PAKISTANSB10/TPStory/TPInternational/Asia/

Ethiopian protestors may face execution. “The prosecution said they felt the maximum penalty was appropriate for the leaders, who were part of a group of more than 100 people jailed for allegedly inciting violence after Ethiopia’s controversial May 2005 elections.” >> News at: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/article2750442.ece

“Iraq, dominated by the great Tigris and Euphrates rivers, has plenty of water, yet it’s dying of thirst. After four years of occupation and many years of sanctions before that, Iraq suffers severe shortages of electricity and fuel needed to run pumps. As one consequence, about 70% of the people live without safe drinking water.” >> News at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IG11Ak02.html

Embattled Bush seeks to shore up Iraq support. “George Bush will today seek to shore crumbling support for his Iraq policy by outlining what US officials have described as his “post-surge” strategy.” >> News at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2122857,00.html

Arab League to visit Israel. >> News at: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6B85ADE2-4D03-4E90-9AF7-8D1790278D34.htm

Wobbly democracy in East Timor. “The good news is that the June 30 elections were free and fair and more than 80% of the registered voters cast their ballots in East Timor’s parliamentary poll. The bad news is that the near photo-finish by the two leading parties and vague election laws have resulted in an electoral stalemate over who has the right to form the next government.” >> News at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/IG11Ae02.html

Thai ex-PM faces corruption case. “Thailand’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear corruption charges against Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister, in the first corruption case against the billionaire to reach court since last year’s coup.” >> News at: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D2D96D8B-3702-48A0-BA71-B8DEA5D17E09.htm

Real estate booming in old Damascus. >> News at: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/226/story/17681.html

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