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Sunday, December 16, 2012

British Guantanamo detainee to sue UK MI6 for defamation

Published on 14 Dec 2012 : The last British resident held in Guantanamo Bay detention centre is suing the UK intelligence services for defamation. Shaker Aamer has been held without charge or trial for nearly eleven years. He has been cleared for release by the U.S. administration but remains in prison.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Much easier to hide corruption in an autocratic state?

China's 'Princelings' Create a Name for Nepotism.

Published on 14 Dec 2012 : China's booming economy has some experts predicting it could surpass the U.S. economy as the world's largest by 2030. Many people have become recently rich in China, but none have become as fabulously wealthy as the so-called "princelings" -- the children of high party officials.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Climate Financing ?

UN head says world is in a race against time.

Published on 5 Dec 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish : Ban Ki-Moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations has stated that the world is in a race against time against climate change. The COP18 UN Summit in Doha will conclude on Friday, giving the delegates two more days to agree on targets for cutting carbon emissions. The UN says climate change will cost developing countries up to $67 billion each year by 2030. Tarek Bazley reports from Doha, Qatar.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy birthday SMS

Published on Dec 2, 2012 by Euronews : Back in 1992 on December 3 the first SMS was sent as a simple Christmas greeting. Twenty years later and the technology has spawned its own spellings and acronyms and we are sending around eight trillion texts each year. Although it took a while to get going it has become the most common way for friends and family to exchange information.