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Global stillbirths: 2.6 million a year, overlooked and often preventable

by David Brown Washington Post April 13, 2011

About 2.6 million babies are born dead each year, a largely ignored and silently grieved loss of life, about half of which could be prevented....

Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans

by John Vidal The Guardian April 10, 2011

Bolivia is set to pass the world's first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country's rich mineral deposits as "blessings" and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measu...

Colombia agrees to protect unions

by Howard Schneider and Juan Forero Washington Post April 7, 2011

The government of Colombia has agreed to better protect union members and vigorously prosecute those responsible for violence against them, potentially paving the way for the Obama administration to seek congressional approval of a free trade treaty with the South American country....

Bankok climate talks stall

by Reuters The Guardian April 7, 2011

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Rush to use crops as fuel raises food prices and hunger fears

by Elisabeth Rosenthal New York Times April 6, 2011

The starchy cassava root has long been an important ingredient in everything from tapioca pudding and ice cream to paper and animal feed....

In Syria, many uneasy about where a power struggle might lead. The majority Sunni Muslims want power while the minority Alawite sect is determined to ...

by Leila Fadel Washington Post March 30, 2011

CAIRO — When anti-government protesters buried their dead last week in southern Syria, their chants made clear that the divisions now coursing through Syria run even deeper than politics....

Shady dealings helped Qaddafi build fortune and regime–Colonel Qaddafi’s family and his government have accumulated billions of dollars with t...

by Eric Lichtblau, David Rohde and James Risen New York Times March 24, 2011

WASHINGTON — In 2009, top aides to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi called together 15 executives from global energy companies operating in Libya’s oil fields and issued an extraordinary demand: Shell out the money for his country’s $1.5 billion bill for its role in the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 and...

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United States finds $29 billion of Libyan assets in one bank—freezes them

by Robert O'Harrow Jr., James V. Grimaldi and Brady Dennis Washington Post March 24, 2011

The Treasury Department team had been working nonstop on a plan to freeze Libyan assets in U.S. banks, hoping they might snare $100 million or more and prevent Moammar Gaddafi from tapping it as he unleashed deadly attacks against protesters who wanted him gone....

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