A man with a Grad rocket in front of his shelled house (photo by Nicola Sessa)

"If the Russians hadn't arrived, we would all be dead by now". Valentin throws the stub of his cigarette among the debris that covers the floor of his apartment, on the top floor of a large block on the outskirts of Tskhinvali. Walls and ceilings are blackened by fire and gutted by Georgian cannon-shot. The flames have consumed everything, leaving only the twisted wreckage of bedsteads and broken shards of pottery. A reportage from the war-stricken regions of South Ossetia, among the ruins and the survivors of the georgian 'blitzkrieg'

The militarization of the continent continues

A child shows the wounds caused by the toxic waste

Twelve Risk Life Sentences for the Probo Koala Scandal of toxic waste

Argentina, the agricultural organizations declare a 6 day long strike

Violence against christians in India's Orissa state

After nearly 20 months in the making, the Center for Migration Information and Management, the first job center financed by the Eu outside of its borders, was opened in Bamako, capital of Mali. Bruxelles hopes the new center will help thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa find legal work in Europe

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

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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