17 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Here are the feminist punk group Pussy Riot members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, right, Maria Alekhina, center, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, sitting in a glass cage in the court room in Moscow, awaiting the verdict.

Pussy Riot trio sentenced to two years in prison


Members of feminist punk band convicted over anti-Putin protest at Moscow cathedral



Dozens killed in South Africa mine shooting

Police chief says 34 dead and 78 injured in crackdown on striking workers at platinum mine in North West province.
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 12:49 GMT


Russian court finds Pussy Riot members guilty

Punk rock trio given two-year jail terms for performed a song critical of President Putin in a church.
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 14:13 GMT


Virus emergency declared in Texas

Mayor of Dallas city announces emergency after mosquito-borne West Nile virus claims 17 lives.
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 03:11 GMT

Japan weighs fate of pro-China activists

Five of the 14 who landed on disputed island face questioning in Okinawan capital, as China demands their release.
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 11:25 GMT

Controlling the web

Fault Lines

Are US authorities increasingly trying to limit user freedom on the internet in the name of national security?

The Environment

 Dr James Hansen links extreme weather to global warming

Recent extreme heatwaves ‘a result of global warming’

Severe summer heat caused by humans not natural events, says Nasa

Heatwaves are proof of global warming, says Nasa scientist

The relentless, weather-gone-crazy heat that has blistered the United States
and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare it cannot be anything
but man-made global warming, a top Nasa scientist says.

Researchers say the Antarctic had balmy 20C summers and frost-free winters in the Eocene

Palm trees and forests? A new future for the Antarctic

Palm trees could grow in the Antarctic if climate change continues unabated,
new research has shown – just as they did 55 million years

This iceberg, bigger than Manhattan, recently broke off the Petermann glacier

The big thaw: Greenland ice cover is melting away

The vast ice sheet of Greenland, which holds enough water to raise global sea
levels by 7.2 metres, underwent a remarkable transformation for a few days this
month when scientists observed an unprecedented melting of its frozen

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