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Brutal US attack on unarmed Afghans captured by photos
Claims that US troops shot dead up to six unarmed Afghan civilians two months ago in Kabul have been given added credibility with a series of photographs offering visual evidence of military misconduct.
The pictures were taken by an Afghan passer-by on 29 May in Khair Kane, a district of north Kabul. The 20 photographs appear to show a group of unarmed Afghan civilians being killed by gunfire from an American Humvee.

Terror Nation: Lies, Injustice, and the American Empire’s Way
Remember, good patriots, we are at war with Islam, Socialism, Communism, drugs, crime, illegal immigration, Gays, labor unions, liberal university professors, peace activists, environmentalists, Anti-Semites, secular humanists, and all those who pose a threat to the United States. Each of these groups shares culpability for the terrorism which has killed several thousand of US, British, Spanish, and Israeli citizens since 2001. They are a cancer upon the American Way and must be excised. Freedom and liberty will prevail despite their onslaught of evil.

Government, Industry To Use Computer Microphones To Spy On 150 Million Americans
Private industry and eventually government is planning to use microphones in the computers of an estimated 150 million-plus Internet active Americans to spy on their lifestyle choices and build psychological profiles which will be used for surveillance and minority report style invasive advertising and data mining.
Digital cable TV boxes, such as Scientific Atlanta, have had secret in-built microphones inside them since their inception in the late 1990's and these originally dormant devices were planned to be activated when the invasive advertising revolution arrived - 2006 marks that date.

President seals Railways deal
As part of his business tour of the United States of America, President J. A. Kufuor has struck a deal in Washington DC, with the Ministry of Ports and Railways signing an MOU with SNC Lavali, a Canadian railway firm.
The memorandum will provide SNC Lavali with the rights to commence prospects of rehabilitating rail lines in the bauxite mining areas.

Untested GM rice found in food, says Greenpeace
Traces of genetically modified rice from China have been found in products on sale in the UK, green groups claimed today.
Three packets of noodles bought from two stores tested positive for genetically modified content, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace said.

Canada's Bell Globemedia buys CHUM for 1.5 billion US dollars
Canada's media behemoth Bell Globemedia said it had acquired rival CHUM Ltd. in a deal worth 1.5 billion US dollars that would consolidate its position as the nation's dominant broadcaster.

Cross-Docking with RFID - Ship2Save and AAID Security Solutions deploy RFID solution at Crown Corporation.
Ship2Save and AAID Security Solutions have teamed up to provide the first step in an elaborate roll-out plan for a Canadian Crown Corporation.
The unidentified company has been using the system over the course of the last several months to help address a variety of logistical inefficiencies related to their cross-docking operations.


Canada PM names Pakistan's ex-military officer as Adviser on South Asia
Canada has appointed a former military officer of Pakistan as Special Adviser on South Asia to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.Wajid Khan, currently Member of Parliament in Canada, is expected to visit India as part of his tour to the region next month to explore medium and long-term opportunities.However, prior to his visit to the region, Khan has raised hackles in the government here by reportedly saying that he would try to broker peace between India and Pakistan.New Delhi has maintained that India and Pakistan are capable of solving all their issues and disputes and there was no need for any mediation by anyone else.

Canada needs to rethink airport security, warns Israeli expert
Sela says the reliance on electronic equipment is a mistake because the machinery is notoriously unreliable and results in frequent false-positives, which slow baggage handling. By dropping the question, another opportunity to question passengers and observe their behaviour is lost.

Ace Aviation's Jazz Sues for Access to Toronto's City Airport
Ace Aviation Holdings Inc.'s Jazz unit asked a Canadian judge to set aside a federal agency's order prohibiting it from flying from Toronto's downtown airport so it can compete with a rival airline.
Jazz, a regional carrier that's part of Air Canada, the country's biggest airline, suspended service from the island facility Feb. 28 when the Toronto Port Authority canceled the airline's lease.

Public Shut out of Lodge Debate - MLA

North Island MLA Claire Trevena is questioning Environment Minister Barry Penner’s priorities after it was revealed that the government plans to fly in potential bidders via helicopter to view proposed sites for private lodges in B.C.’s public parks.
“Instead of consulting the public about lodges in our provincial parks, the B.C. Liberals have decided it is more important to give helicopter tours of the area to potential bidders,” Trevena said in a press release. “This raises the question: in whose interest are these private lodges being built?”


WHO May Allow More DDT to Fight Malaria
The World Health Organization is poised to promote broader use of the controversial pesticide DDT in the battle against malaria. Long banned in the United States because of environmental damage, DDT is used legally in a few impoverished countries to kill malaria-bearing mosquitoes. It's no longer sprayed outdoors, but indoors - to coat the inside walls of mud huts or other dwellings where mosquitoes lurk. The aim is to protect sleeping families from bites at night.

World Bank, Gates probe Africa private health care
The World Bank's private sector arm and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Monday announced plans to explore private health care opportunities in Africa.

Moving Palestinians and Israelis towards a talking phase is a top priority for Egyptian diplomacy.
Egypt is becoming impatient with the current impasse in Palestinian-Israeli communications and the impact thereof on the situation in the Gaza Strip, an immediate border concern to Cairo.

Condemned to desolation
Hundreds of desperate parents swarmed lists of coupon numbers tacked to the walls of the UNRWA relief centre in the Beach Refugee Camp of Gaza City Sunday, nervously trying to locate their assigned lot to collect emergency food packages only being offered to families with at least 11 members.


Bilateral talks postponed over nationalization resolution - Bolivia, Brazil

Brazil's oil industry slammed the Bolivian government's decision.
"This is an expropriation of assets," Alvaro Teixeira, executive secretary of Brazil's oil institute IBP told BNamericas. "What was the calculation based on? It seems to be totally politically based."
Petrobras plans to question Bolivia's ministry on the resolution, but is willing to take the case to an international court to obtain compensation on its investments in Bolivia, company CEO José Gabrielli said.