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Saturday, October 25, 2014   15:37 GMT

U.S. Contractors Convicted in 2007 Blackwater Baghdad Traffic Massacre
Jim Lobe

WASHINGTON - A federal jury here Wednesday convicted one former Blackwater contractor of murder and three of his colleagues of voluntary manslaughter in the deadly shootings of 14 unarmed civilians killed in Baghdad’s Nisour Square seven years ago.
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U.S. Destroys Its Own Weapons in Enemy Hands
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS - When the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) captured a treasure trove of U.S. weapons from fleeing Iraqi soldiers last month, one of the rebel leaders with a morbid sense of humour was quoted as saying rather sarcastically: "We hope the Americans would honour their agreements and service our helicopters."
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Despite Media, Rightwing Ebola Hype, U.S. Public Resists Total Panic
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON - Despite media hype, missteps by federal health agencies, and apparent efforts by right-wing and some neo-conservatives to foment fear about the possible spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S., most of the public remain at least “fairly” confident in the authorities’ ability to deal with the virus.
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Economy and Trade
>   U.S. Destroys Its Own Weapons in Enemy Hands
>   U.S. Revisiting “Broken” Workplace Chemicals Regulation Process
>   Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
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Politics
>   U.S. Destroys Its Own Weapons in Enemy Hands
>   U.S. Airdrops to Kobani Kurds Mark New Stage in ISIL Conflict
>   History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery
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Civil Society
>   Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
>   Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
>   U.S. Investigation into Illegal Timber Imports a “Sea Change”
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Environment
>   U.S. Revisiting “Broken” Workplace Chemicals Regulation Process
>   Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
>   U.S. Investigation into Illegal Timber Imports a “Sea Change”
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Development
>   Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
>   Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
>   Most Nations Reducing Worst Forms of Child Labour
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Human Rights
>   U.S. Contractors Convicted in 2007 Blackwater Baghdad Traffic Massacre
>   U.S. Destroys Its Own Weapons in Enemy Hands
>   U.S. Airdrops to Kobani Kurds Mark New Stage in ISIL Conflict
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Health
>   Despite Media, Rightwing Ebola Hype, U.S. Public Resists Total Panic
>   U.S. Revisiting “Broken” Workplace Chemicals Regulation Process
>   Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
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Media & Communications
> "No Planet B"  Marchers Demand Swift Action on Climate Change
>   UN Staff Celebrates Holi, Hindu Festival of Colours
>   New York Farmers Aid the City's Hungry
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 U.S. Revisiting "Broken" Workplace Chemicals Regulation Process
 U.S. Airdrops to Kobani Kurds Mark New Stage in ISIL Conflict
 History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery
 Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
 Despite Public's War Weariness, U.S. Defence Budget May Rise
 Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
 Uruguay's Decision Could Come Too Late for Gitmo Detainees
 Most Nations Reducing Worst Forms of Child Labour
 U.S. Anti-ISIL Strategy Drawing Growing Scepticism
 U.S. Investigation into Illegal Timber Imports a "Sea Change"
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 OPINION: The Politics of Biodiversity Loss
 Despite Media, Rightwing Ebola Hype, U.S. Public Resists Total Panic
 OPINION: Europe is Positioning Itself Outside the International Race
 U.S. Revisiting “Broken” Workplace Chemicals Regulation Process
 Ebola Outbreak Threatens Food Crisis in West Africa
 Panama’s Indigenous People Want to Harness the Riches of Their Forests
 We Must Think of “Security” in New Ways
 OPINION: Al Baghdadi and the Doctrine Behind the Name
 Ethiopia Moves in Right Direction with Climate Change Response But Challenges Remain
 Pacific Islanders Take on Australian Coal
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