A child shows the wounds caused by the toxic waste

Two years have passed since the worst environmental scandal in Ivory Coast's history. In August 2006, a cargo of more than 500 tons of toxic waste were dumped in eighteen locations in the port city of Abidjan, killing 16 people and sickening 100,000. Now the port's directors and the heads of Tommy, the firm that dumped the waste, stand before the bench. But the Dutch company Trafigura, which owned the waste, is not on trial. An agreement with the government guaranteed their protection from prosecution

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Violence against christians in India's Orissa state

Argentina, the agricultural organizations declare a 6 day long strike

Thabo Mbeki

The war between Mbeki and Zuma is over. The country questions itself about its future

Sri Lanka's Tamils, throughout the world, have just commemorated the 25th anniversary of “black July”, the series of anti-Tamil pogroms that took place in July of 1983 and initiated the civil war that even today continues to bloody the Asian island.

The Zapatero government has deployed what amounts to a bona fide army along the coast of West Africa by Spain, donating five surveillance aircraft C-212 to Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde to search the waters for migrant boats. They have also donated four patrol boats each to Mauritania and Senegal, a number of jeeps and a variety of technical equipment. All this to make Fortress Europe ‘impenetrable’.

Somchai Wongsawat after his appointment

Somchai Wongsawat, husband of ex PM Thaksin's sister, is the new Thai premier

In Rio de Janeiro, the Army battles drug traffickers to let citizens vote

The US-allied militias don't want to be integrated into the Iraqi forces

War, Economy? For millions of Americans, “values” are the only thing that counts when they are choosing their president

Negotiations between President Morales and the rebel prefects have resumed

Israel plans to tax the labor of Palestinians who are building the settlements

President Lugo accuses his opponents of plotting a coup against him

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