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Monday, September 11, 2006
Lessons from Malegaon
The fact that Friday's terror attack in Malegaon did not instantly translate into communal riots in that divided and volatile town is no cause for euphoria. For the ground realities give little cause for reassurance that those who perpetrated ...
The land of the rising son
"M ay you be the mother of a hundred sons," goes the customary blessing for a just-married woman in India. "May you be the mother of just one," all of Japan seemed to be begging of Princess Kiko. ...
Leader Page Articles
Three 9/11s choose your own
By P. Sainath
There were three 9/11s in history. The New York one of 2001. The neo-liberal one of Chile 1973, and the non-violent one of 1906 Gandhiji's satyagraha in South Africa. The authors of all three tried to change the world. Two brought bloodshed, destruction, misery, and chaos. But the Mahatma's WMD Weapon of Mass Disobedience helped change the world for the better.
The squeamish too serve a purpose
Six months is too short a period to assess the working of any system, but when a totally new attempt is being made, it may not be wrong to look back well past "the first hundred days" that journalists love to use as a benchmark for governments. ...
Siberian thaw to speed up global warming
By Robin McKie and Nick Christian
THE frozen bogs of Siberia are melting, and the thaw could have devastating consequences for the planet, scientists have discovered. They have found that Arctic permafrost, which is starting to melt due to global warming, is releasing five ...
OUT OF LONDON
Is talking to Al-Qaeda an option?
By Hasan Suroor
A BBC programme poses the question as the "war on terror" enters its sixth year.
A perilous journey driven by poverty
By Angelique Chrisafis in Los Cristianos, Tenerife, and Claire Soares in Dakar
In the past week, around 3,000 illegal immigrants from West Africa have reached the Spanish Canary Islands by boat, taking advantage of a window of perfect sailing conditions from the coast of Senegal and Mauritania.
U.S. accused of covert operations in Somalia
By Antony Barnett and Patrick Smith
Emails suggest that the CIA knew of plans by private military companies to breach U.N. rules.
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