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April 8 , 2008

Op-Ed: China's record does not reflect the Olympic spirit  08/04-2008 10:51  (San Francisco Chronicle)
The Olympic torch will pass through San Francisco Wednesday during the only North American stop on the worldwide Olympic torch relay to Beijing, where the 2008 Olympic Games will be played. Against this backdrop, millions of activists worldwide are calling on China to end the violence and repression in Tibet and urging China to use its influence to put pressure on Sudan to end the genocide in Darfur. Thousands are expected to turn out in San Francisco to cheer the torch on its way or protest the policies of the host nation.

S.F. treats torch run as a hot potato  08/04-2008 10:50  (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco officials say they are confident the city will host a successful Olympic torch run Wednesday and avoid a repeat of the chaos that engulfed the relay in Paris, where police were forced to extinguish torches and carry the flame in a bus.

Time running out for Sudan election laws: speaker  08/04-2008 09:02  (Reuters via Yahoo!)
Sudan's elections next year will not be fair if parliament fails to review key laws before the end of June, the deputy speaker said on Tuesday. A 2005 peace deal ended war between Sudan's northern government and southern rebels, but both sides accuse each other of foot dragging over revising the laws set out...

UN links up with Google Earth to help refugees  08/04-2008 08:59  (Yahoo! Asia News)
Photo: AFP GENEVA (AFP) - The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday unveiled a new partnership with Internet giant Google to help track refugees from Iraq to Darfur and raise public awareness of its work.

'The Translator' Chronicles Haunting Treks to Darfur  08/04-2008 08:55  (NPR Broadcast)
Sudan's government rarely allows journalists into the Darfur region to cover the brutal conflict, so many try to access Darfur from neighboring Chad. To do so, they use interpreters or fixers — one of whom has written a book about providing the service for Western reporters.

UN Chief Pledges to Prevent New Genocide  08/04-2008 03:18  (The New York Times)
Filed at 1:51 a.m. ET UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- At a ceremony marking the 14th anniversary of the mass slaughter in Rwanda, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to step up efforts to prevent another genocide.

Clinton: Bush Should Not Open Olympics  07/04-2008 15:25  (Los Angeles Times)
WASHINGTON Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday called on President Bush to stay away from the Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing, a fresh sign that politics, not sports, may take center stage at the summer games.

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