27 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Deadly bombing rocks Syrian capital

At least nine people killed and dozens injured by a reported suicide bomber in the Damascus district of al-Midan.
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 14:17 GMT

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Spain unemployment hits record levels

Government announces jobless rate of 24.4 per cent in first quarter, as country’s debt rating is cut by two notches.
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 14:46 GMT

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China dissident escapes house arrest

Chen Guangcheng, an advocate against forced abortion, releases video confirming escape and expressing worry for family.
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 13:08 GMT
Romilda Aparecida Ferreira of Brasilia claims she was pushed out of a moving van last year [Reuters]

New sexual-misconduct charges hit US agents

Report claims Secret Service officers hired strippers and prostitutes in El Salvador before Obama’s visit last year.
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 06:47 GMT

Afghan schools hit by Taliban bike campaign

Thousands of pupils stuck at home due to campaign of intimidation over ban on unlicenced motorbikes.
Chen Guangcheng in Shandong

Escaped Chinese activist fears ‘insane retribution’

Blind rights activist Chen Guangcheng flees detention but expresses ‘extreme concern’ as authorities round up people who helped him

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