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POLITICS-U.S.: New Military Links to Indonesia Debatedplus
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (IPS) - Besides improving Washington's image in South and Southeast Asia, the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush is hoping to achieve something more concrete from its aid efforts in the aftermath of the Dec. 26 tsunami that killed over 175,000 people along the coasts of the Indian Ocean.

RIGHTS-SIERRA LEONE: War Crimes Court Opening Up Old Woundsplus
FREETOWN, Jan 17 (IPS) - There has been growing anxiety in Sierra Leone about the commencement of the trials of three high-profile war crimes indictees from the former military junta, the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), which seized power in a coup in 1997.

POLITICS-THAILAND: When Democracy Gives Way to One-Party Ruleplus
BANGKOK, Jan 17 (IPS) - As a parliamentary election looms, Thailand's incumbent prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, appears set to place his country firmly within the ambit of a political tradition that marks out South-east Asia -- namely the triumph of one-party states.

RIGHTS: Iranian Nobel Laureate Follows in King's Footstepsplus
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (IPS) - Almost exactly 40 years after Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in recognition of his non-violent struggle for civil rights in the United States, another Nobel Peace laureate, Shirin Ebadi, said she was ready to be arrested for refusing to appear before Iran's Revolutionary Court.

TSUNAMI IMPACT: Aid Could be 'Getting Too Much'plus
PARIS, Jan 17 (IPS) - After the race to give more and more to tsunami victims comes a test of the opposite; who will be among the first to say that enough is enough.

POLITICS: Symbol of China's Shattered Hopes Diesplus
BEIJING, Jan 17 (IPS) - Zhao Ziyang, the deposed Communist Party chief who was regarded as the head of political reformers in the country, has died in Beijing at the age of 85.

RIGHTS-BENIN: 2005 the Year of 'No More Excisions'plus
COTONOU, Jan 16 (IPS) - For International Action Against Female Genital Mutilation, a German group active in Benin and other African countries, 2005 will be a year in which past successes in the fight against mutilation are celebrated ? and efforts to eradicate it continue with renewed vigour.

DRUGS-MEXICO: Police, Troops Occupy Top Security Prisonplus
MEXICO CITY, Jan 14 (IPS) - More than 750 federal police officers and soldiers occupied the La Palma maximum security prison near the Mexican capital Friday, after receiving warnings of a possible escape plan by drug traffickers.

WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: Monsanto ?Seed Police? Scrutinise Farmersplus
BROOKLIN, Canada, Jan 14 (IPS) - Agribusiness giant Monsanto has sued more than 100 U.S. farmers, and its "seed police" have investigated thousands of others, for what the company terms illegal use of its patented genetically engineered seeds, and activists charge is "corporate extortion".

TSUNAMI IMPACT: US Charities Feel Heat From ?Terror War?plus
NEW YORK, Jan 14 (IPS) - The tsunamis that pounded Indian Ocean coastlines the day after Christmas killed an estimated 30,000 Sri Lankans -- nearly half in areas controlled by the Tamil Tigers, a rebel group that has been placed on a special list of ?terrorist? groups by the U.S. government.

ARGENTINA: Tragedy Creates New Safety Awareness Among Rock Bands, Fansplus
BUENOS AIRES, Jan 14 (IPS) - The year-end tragedy that claimed the lives of 189 young people in a dance club in the Argentine capital dealt a severe blow to the city's rock scene, and bands, fans and concert producers are now expressing their concern about creating a culture of safety.

RIGHTS-CHILE: Sexual Harassment Law Finally Approved After 13 Yearsplus
SANTIAGO, Jan 14 (IPS) - After taking 13 years to make its way through Congress, a law against sexual harassment in the workplace has been unanimously approved by the Senate in Chile, where an estimated 20 percent of working women are subjected to this form of abuse.

POLITICS-NEPAL: No Maoist Talks, So The Vote is Onplus
KATHMANDU, Jan 14 (IPS) - The ultimatum was given to Nepal's Maoists rebels to talk, failing which elections will be held in the Himalayan kingdom. They missed the deadline and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has now started consultations to announce fresh parliamentary polls.

RIGHTS-ARGENTINA: First Trial for Genocide Set to Begin in Spainplus
BUENOS AIRES, Jan 13 (IPS) - In 1995, his revelation that he helped throw political prisoners alive into the ocean from airplanes during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship shocked the world.

POLITICS-SOUTH AFRICA: Swaziland Seeks Border Adjustmentplus
MBABANE, Jan 13 (IPS) - South Africa?s agreement to take seriously Swaziland?s claim to its national territory has implications for all of Africa, and the pledges African countries have made to honour boundaries drawn up during the colonial era, diplomats tell IPS.

RIGHTS: Report Singles Out U.S., Sudan For Strong Censureplus
WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (IPS) - The impunity surrounding the ethnic cleansing in Darfur, Sudan and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in U.S.-occupied Iraq has dealt a serious blow to global efforts to strengthen respect for human rights, according to a major U.S. human rights group.

TSUNAMI IMPACT: Thai Compassion for Burmese Migrants Wears Thinplus
BANGKOK, Jan 13 (IPS) - Underpaid and exploited, Burmese migrant workers are often the hidden face of Thailand. When a killer tsunami lashed the western Andaman Sea coastline of Thailand on Dec. 26, it came as no surprise to Burmese activists that none of the local authorities bothered to account for the bodies of these workers washed up on beaches.

AUSTRALIA: Soon-to-be-Released Guantanamo Detainee Mulls Legal Actionplus
CANBERRA, Jan 13 (IPS) - The U.S. and Australian governments could face legal action for damages after the Pentagon announced that it would release Australian citizen Mumdouh Habib from the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison, in Cuba, after three years in detention without charges.

MEXICO: Zapatista Guerrillas Quiet but Still Present in Chiapasplus
MEXICO CITY, Jan 12 (IPS) - Eleven years after a government decree that suspended army attacks on the indigenous Zapatista guerrillas in southern Mexico, the government of Vicente Fox has concluded that the insurgent group has become a thing of the past.

UNITED NATIONS: Generosity Should Extend to All of the World's Victimsplus
GENEVA, Jan 12 (IPS) - This is an ideal moment to appeal to the generosity of the international community, said United Nations emergency relief coordinator Jan Egeland, as he launched an appeal for 1.7 billion dollars to help meet the needs of 26 million people around the world.

WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: In the U.S., Polls and Bullets Blot Out Upcoming Summitplus
NEW YORK, Jan 12 (IPS) - Activists from the United States are heading to Brazil for the upcoming World Social Forum, determined to refute the widespread belief that their country has "gone Republican". They?re also in search of fresh inspiration for the fight against the exploitation of people, and natural resources.

POLITICS-US: Cabinet Nominee Wrote Blueprint for Sep 12 Crackdownplus
NEW YORK, Jan 12 (IPS) - Like Pres. George W. Bush's nominee for attorney-general, his choice for homeland security tsar is likely to face stiff opposition from some Democratic senators and human rights advocates because of what they say were abuses of civil liberties during his service in the Justice Department.

POLITICS: Apparently, Death Squads Neither Quaint Nor Obsoleteplus
WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (IPS) - On Sunday, the U.S. periodical Newsweek revealed that the Pentagon is actively considering an effort in Iraq that human rights groups say more closely resembles a dark and desperate homage to D'Aubissonism than an actual policy initiative.

RIGHTS-SOUTH AFRICA: Judging the Judgesplus
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 12 (IPS) - A statement by South Africa?s ruling party concerning judicial reform has sparked heated debate in the country.

ARGENTINA: Systematic Mistreatment of Low-Income Pregnant Womenplus
BUENOS AIRES, Jan 12 (IPS) - ?If you liked the fun part, put up with this part now!? and ?Don't shout, put a pillow over your mouth? are a couple of the less cruel remarks by nurses and doctors heard by low-income women about to give birth in public hospitals in the northeastern Argentine province of Santa Fe.

POLITICS: Doubts Multiply as Canada Prepares to Back Iraqi Pollsplus
TORONTO, Jan 11 (IPS) - Although Canada conspicuously stayed out of the war in Iraq two years ago, Ottawa's decision to help monitor the controversial Jan. 30 elections in the violence-torn country has some critics wondering about the choices being made by a national government that styles itself as a promoter of democracy internationally.

US-IRAQ: Families of the Fallen Unite in Grief - And Angerplus
AMMAN, Jordan, Jan 11 (IPS) - It has been nearly two years since Fernando Suarez del Solar's son Jesus, a lance corporal in the U.S. Marines, died during the invasion of Iraq.

TSUNAMI IMPACT: Early Warning Against Child Traffickingplus
BRUSSELS, Jan 11 (IPS) - Sharp differences have emerged over proposals to provide temporary shelter in Europe to children orphaned in the tsunami disaster.

CUBA-EU: Diplomatic Thaw Paves the Way for Improved Relationsplus
HAVANA, Jan 10 (IPS) - The Cuban government's decision to resume formal contacts with the European Union after a diplomatic freeze of over a year and a half has opened the way to improved relations, although some sectors in Cuba are less than pleased with the move.

POLITICS-SUDAN: Roots of Bloodshed Run Deep, Experts Warnplus
WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (IPS) - Human rights groups and other observers remain worried about the continuing violence in the western region of Darfur, despite the signing yesterday of a final peace accord between the government of Sudan and southern rebels.

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