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Turbulence and SMSs in Iraqi Electioneering

After putting up 100,000 posters across Iraq to promote his political party, Hamid Kifai discovered last week they had all been torn down, even those on the front of his own campaign headquarters in the south.

Over 100 Die in Nigerian Air Crash

The plane was carrying 75 children on their way home for Christmas and was the second airliner to crash in Nigeria in seven weeks.

Croatian War Suspect Flown to The Hague

Croatian war crimes suspect Ante Gotovina has been flown to the Netherlands and taken into custody at a UN detention center to await trial for the murder of 150 Serbs and the expulsion of tens of thousands more from their destroyed villages.

Beijing Detains Commander Who Fired on Protesters

The commander of forces that shot and killed people protesting land seizures in a southern Chinese village has been detained, the government said Sunday, as police in riot gear patrolled the community and appealed for order.

Staged Withdrawal or Good Faith Effort

The U.S. occupation of Iraq perpetuates political paralysis as much as it fuels the insurgency. It blunts the necessity for Iraqis to make the political choices required for them to achieve sustainable legitimacy.

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