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Dark Days in Prisons at Home and Abroad

When Fatima Tekayeva heard that her son was about to be returned to Russia from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, she felt an aching fear.

Anger Drives Insurgents in South

Timur Mamayev was repeatedly beaten by police, who insulted his religion and harassed his children, his wife says. He appealed for help to the authorities but got no answer.

Raid Uncovers Abuse at Iraqi Prison

U.S. and Iraqi forces raiding an Iraqi government detention center last Thursday in Baghdad discovered more than 600 prisoners packed into a cramped space, 13 of them mistreated so badly they had to be taken to a hospital, a senior U.S. official said early Monday.

Bomb Kills Anti-Syrian Politician

A car bomb killed Lebanese newspaper magnate and anti-Syrian lawmaker Gebran Tueni in Beirut on Monday, a day after he returned from Paris, where he had based himself in recent months in fear of assassination.

French Told CIA of Bogus Iraqi Nuclear Intelligence

More than a year before U.S. President George W. Bush declared in his 2003 State of the Union speech that Iraq had tried to buy nuclear weapons material in Africa, the French spy service began repeatedly warning the CIA in secret communications that there was no evidence to support the allegation.

Howard Slams Sydney Race Riots

Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Monday condemned a day and night of race riots in Sydney's beachside suburbs, but said he did not believe Australian society had an undercurrent of racism.

Eternal Day Under Nigeria's Gas Flares

The sun had almost set, and another glum happy hour arrived at One for the Road. Veronica, its proprietor, put out her white plastic chairs and tables, checked her stock of chilled beer and waited for paying customers.

Treaty Hopes Bleak as WTO Convenes

Trade negotiators gathered for World Trade Organization talks in Hong Kong conceded Monday that prospects for progress toward a global free trade treaty were bleak, with rich countries and the developing world still at an impasse over agriculture.

OPEC Moves to Allay Market's Fears

OPEC, supplier of 40 percent of the world's oil, said it would keep output unchanged to avoid ""scaring"" the market as Northern Hemisphere temperatures fall and the commodity trades near $60 per barrel.

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