Wednesday, May 10, 2006

MOVING

I have decided to move my blog to Morningcoffee.wordpress.com I am still trying to figure out the blog software but stop by and let me know what you think.. I will continue to post here as well until I get it all straightened out.

Thanks

Darrell

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Food-For-Sex Is Alleged in Liberia

Aid workers and U.N. peacekeepers are trading food for sex with young girls in Liberian camps housing those left homeless by years of war, an aid group said Monday.

Save the Children, which surveyed nearly 160 children and about 170 adults who were either living in camps or had recently returned home, said they were repeatedly told of girls having sex with older men in exchange for money, food and other goods.

The accused included peacekeeping troops, aid workers and other powerful men in the community. The report did not give the nationality of the aid workers or peacekeepers involved. About 17,000 U.N. peacekeepers are based in Liberia.


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Key Obstacle in Forming Iraq Govt Resolved

Iraq's prime minister-designate said Tuesday the main stumbling blocks to forming a new Cabinet have been overcome and he expects to present his team
to parliament for approval by the end of the week.


Nouri al-Maliki said representatives of the country's political parties had agreed on who will head the main posts and that just a few ministries remain unfilled. Discussions were still under way on the nominees for the oil, trade and transportation ministries, he said.

The incoming prime minister did not say who would get the key ministries of interior, which controls police, and defense, which runs the army. U.S. and British officials have insisted those posts go to people without ties to sectarian militias, believed responsible for many of the revenge killings of Sunnis and Shiites.

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9 Wounded in Hamas-Fatah Clashes in Gaza

Renewed clashes Tuesday between Hamas and Fatah militants wounded nine Palestinians, including five children, raising fears that Palestinian territories could erupt in a much wider conflagration.

Friction between the two sides has been heating up since the Islamic militant Hamas ended Fatah's four-decade control of Palestinian politics with a victory in January parliament elections. The fighting Tuesday broke out just hours before international mediators were to meet in New York to discuss whether to ease the financial siege on Hamas over its violent anti-Israel ideology.

The rival factions offered conflicting versions of what set off the pre-dawn violence in downtown Gaza City, just a day after three people were killed in fighting between the two sides.

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