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WorldWire: Global Issues Daily Headlines, Aug. 9th

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Friday, August 09, 2002

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photo feature A Rajasthani farmer sits in his drought affected farm in the village of Mavila Ro Gahro, in Rajasthan, India, August 2, 2002. Union Agriculture Minister Ajit Singh said on Thursday that a drought had engulfed the entire country except the northeastern state of Assam and was the worst in at least 15 years.(Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski)

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Top U.S. Republican: 'Unprovoked' Iraq War Would Be Illegal

The House majority leader, Texas Republican Dick Armey, warned today that an unprovoked attack against Iraq would violate international law and undermine world support for President Bush's goal of ousting Saddam Hussein. The remarks by Mr. Armey are the most prominent sign of Congressional unease that the administration is moving rapidly toward a war against Iraq and were especially striking coming from a leading conservative and a staunch Bush ally. "I don't believe that America will justifiably make an unprovoked attack on another nation," he said. "It would not be consistent with what we have been as a nation or what we should be as a nation." The White House had little reaction to Mr. Armey's comments. 8/9/2002

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U.S. Govt Intervention in ExxonMobil Case Angers Rights Groups
OneWorld US 8/9

Rights Groups Protest Israeli Court Decision on Demolitions
OneWorld US 8/9

Group Faults Libya's Nomination to Head U.N. Commission
Inter Press Service 8/9

Iraq war could engulf region, Britain warns US
Independent / UK 8/9

European Union unveils ban on African 'blood diamonds'
Independent / UK 8/9

Saving the Planet Has Become a PR Stunt for the West
Times of London 8/9

Nagasaki mayor accuses U.S. of reneging on nuclear accords
Reuters 8/9

Campaigners build Israel 'war crimes' case
BBC 8/9

Israeli 'restraint' still means terror for the Palestinians
Guardian / UK 8/9



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UN unveils plan for cutting risks posed by natural disasters
UN News Service

Ecuador: A forest path out of poverty
Christian Science Monitor

Let's have a big hand for Gul Agha - the UN's warlord of the year
The Independent/UK

Latin America, Caribbean to Seek Relief at Earth Summit
Environment News Service

Global Warming is Changing Tropical Forests
Environment News Service

African nations should reconsider choice of Libya to chair Human Rights Commission session, Human Rights Watch says
Associated Press

African hunger and GM maize
SciDev.net

Aborigines denied rights to mineral wealth of tribal land
The Independent/UK

Seizing Native Americans' Land Was Rights Violation, Rules International Commission
OneWorld US

Human Rights Watch to African nations: reconsider Libya
Associated Press

Yahoo! Risks Abusing Rights in China
Human Rights Watch

Nigeria: Women Seize Shell, Chevron Delta Facilities
allAfrica

Libya Should Not Chair U.N. Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Watch

10 East African countries sign declaration on arms
allAfrica

U.N. Looks at Disaster Prevention
Associated Press

Women protest outside Nigerian offices of ChevronTexaco and Shell
Associated Press

U.N. Body Urges U.S. to Stay Execution of Mexican
Reuters

I.M.F. Loan to Brazil Also Shields U.S. Interests
New York Times

Cambodians deported after growing up in America
New York Times

"Christian fundamentalism is no less dangerous to international peace and security than extremists in other religions"
Times of London

U.S. Congress fails to adopt prescription coverage for the elderly
World Socialist Web Site

US behind peace deals in Sudan and Congo
World Socialist Web Site

Britain warns US against attacking Iraq as pressure mounts on Blair
Agence France Presse

Return to Afghanistan: Ladies and gentlemen, let's have a big hand for Gul Agha - the UN's warlord of the year
Independent / UK

Israeli attacks on militants leave families homeless
Independent / UK

Annan Wants Support for Peace Deal
Associated Press

Myanmar releases prisoners but Suu Kyi wants more
Reuters

'Ultimate Jihad' Acquittal a Blow to UK Terror Law
Reuters

'Race against time' for Uganda refugees
BBC

Saudis lash US 'Christian extremists'
BBC

WorldCom reveals further ?2.1bn error
Guardian / UK

Women test law on sex history adverts
Guardian / UK

Aborigine rights damaged by mining verdict
Guardian / UK

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