News: 08-Jul-09

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  1. Iraq bans school groups from Saddam’s grave
    Iraq’s government has ordered authorities in Saddam Hussein’s home town to ban schoolchildren from visiting the grave of the former dictator after a video showed a group of school girls singing his praises.
  2. Trial Begins In Azerbaijani Mosque Bombing
    The trial of 26 members of the so-called “Forest Brothers” has begun in an Azerbaijani court, RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service reports.
  3. OIC calls for probe, compensation over China’s killings of Uighurs
    OIC expressed deep concern over the killings of Uighurs in East Turkistan.
  4. US calls for ‘even stricter’ sanctions on Iran
    Amid White House plans to address the issue of the Iranian nuclear program, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US will push for “even stricter” sanctions to be imposed on Tehran.
  5. Somali ‘islands of peace’ plagued by mass exodus
    Some 204,000 Somalis have been forced to flee the devastating militia war against government forces in Mogadishu since May alone, the UN reports.
  6. Three more NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan
    Two Canadian troops and a Briton have been killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, pushing the one-day death toll for international forces to ten.
  7. New US drone attack kills 10 in Pakistan
    US drones have fired six missiles into the South Waziristan region in defiance of Pakistani calls for an end to US operations, Press TV has learned.
  8. Amid G8 summit, China unrest sends president home
    Chinese President Hu Jintao has cut short his attendance at a G8 summit in Italy to return home amid the worsening situation in the Xinjiang region.

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