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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

194 Countries will participate in Cancun Climate Submit

Global warming tops Cancun summit:

1. America has not even signed the 1997 Kyoto Protocal.
2. Advance countries failed to honour last year's Copenhagen financial undertaking.

AlJazeeraEnglish | November 29, 2010 - Experts believe 2010's severe weather changes hit the poorest communities around the world hardest. This is further evidence of the devastating effects of global warming.

The Cancun UN climate summit will seek a commitment to keep global carbon dioxide emissions low, after the failure in the last climate meeting in Copenhagen.

Though the challenges remain the same there are those who question whether the Cancun summit can combine mapping out a global vision on how to deal with climate change along with finding ways to pay for it.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Mexico City.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Germany & China - poise to be the next superpowers.

:: With the economic downturn ::

November 26, 2010 - Max Keiser, financial analyst and host of RT's Keiser Report says Germany is ready to emerge as the world's new superpower.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Biogas solution in India.

AlJazeeraEnglish | November 25, 2010 - A company in southern India has come up with a viable way for poor households to help themselves.The locally-made biogas plant, filled with bacteria found in the stomachs of cows, silently and odorlessly converts food waste and into gas.

More than 20,000 homes in Kerala have installed the hand made plant, and the money they save pays off the machine in less than three years.Their home cooking, they say, tastes all the better for its green credentials.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports from Thiruvananthapuram, India, on a solution in India that's got plenty of merit when it comes to powering homes in areas of the developing world often beset by power cuts.

Student fury fills London, PIGS may bring down Euro or EU!

RussiaToday | November 25, 2010 - Calm is being restored in central London after a day of violent protests. Thousands of students took to the streets to demonstrate against government plans to increase university tuition fees and slash teaching budgets. Elsewhere in Europe, public discontent is mounting as the single currency plunges deeper into crisis. It's feared Portugal could be next in the line for EU aid.

* PIGS refer to Portugal, Ireland, Greece & Spain.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Irish graduates look abroad for jobs.

AlJazeeraEnglish | November 19, 2010 - With Ireland on the brink of accepting a massive financial bailout, times are tough for job seekers.

As the boom has collapsed into a bust, a new wave of Irish workers are leaving home, just like generations before them.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Dublin.

What VoA says about Maids in Malaysia :

VOAvideo | November 19, 2010 - Cambodian women are increasingly finding work as domestic labor in Malaysia. But in their rush to employment, some are finding little protection from abuse at work. Like many developing countries, Cambodia is trying to find ways to protect its migrant workers. VOA's Brian Calvert reports from Preah Vihear province.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Russia rediscovers old farming methods.

AlJazeeraEnglish | November 15, 2010 - Russian farmers have rediscovered old agricultural techniques to make large swathes of desolate land fruitful again.

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, farmlands in thousands of villages were abandoned as residents migrated to cities seeking better lives.

But now entrepreneurs are using the land to produce organic foods in an effort to appeal to a growing, health conscious, middle class.

Neave Barker reports from Moshnitsy, a village northwest of Moscow.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Video of Aung San Suu Kyi released, met by cheering crowd

RussiaToday | November 13, 2010 - Myanmar's military government freed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday after her latest term of detention expired. Several thousand jubilant supporters streamed to her residence. A smiling Suu Kyi, wearing a traditional jacket and a flower in her hair, appeared at the gate of her compound as the crowd chanted, cheered and sang the national anthem.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Britain prepares to mark Armistice Day.

itnnews | November 10, 2010 - An unusual memorial has already been held as Britain prepares to mark Armistice Day.

BBC News - 11 November 2010 Armistice Day to be marked in UK:

Millions of people are expected to observe a two-minute silence at 1100GMT to mark Armistice Day.

Ceremonies will take place across the UK to honour all who have fallen since WWI, including the 110 servicemen killed in Afghanistan in the past year.

In London, a service will be held for the 90th time at the Cenotaph memorial.

Meanwhile, David Cameron has layed a wreath at the site of the Army's bloodiest battle since the end of WWII - at the Imjin River in South Korea.

Some 59 men from the 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, died and 526 were captured when they were cut off by vastly superior Chinese Communist forces during the Battle of the Imjin River in the Korean War in 1951. Another 34 men died in captivity.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Native Americans' unkept promises.

AlJazeeraEnglish | November 06, 2010 - Native Americans overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election.

That support was due in part to his campaign promises to improve reservation life.

But many Native Americans are still looking for guarantees on land and water rights, in addition to Obama's signature on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from the Navajo Nation, a semi-autonomous Native American-governed territory, in Monument Valley, Utah.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day of clashes in Germany over nuclear waste train.

Video of 'nuclear train' clashes :


Activists in northern Germany have been fighting running battles with police, trying to halt a train carrying nuclear waste from France.

Officers used batons, pepper spray, tear gas and water cannon to disperse at least 1,000 protesters who were trying to sabotage railway tracks.

The protesters hurled fireworks and set a police car on fire near Dannenberg.

Earlier, the train was halted after activists lowered themselves on ropes from a bridge over the tracks.

Sunday's clashes took place near Dannenberg - the final destination for the train before the waste is loaded onto lorries and taken to a storage facility.

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