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February 21 , 2008

Political expression hovers over Beijing preparations  21/02-2008 11:38  (USA Today)
The charter that sets the rules for the Olympics makes it clear: "No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted at Olympic sites." And yet some of the most vivid Olympic images of the past century have stemmed from the collision of politics and sports.

Chad rebels deny government talks  21/02-2008 10:14  (ABC News)
N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chadian rebels denied a government assertion on Thursday that they had begun peace talks, dampening hopes for a negotiated settlement as European peacekeepers flew in to the central African country.

Amnesty: Chadian Opposition Persecuted  21/02-2008 08:15  (Washington Post)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Amnesty International has accused Chad's government of using a state of emergency imposed after a recent attempted coup to tyrannize members of peaceful opposition groups.

UN Chief Urges Cease-Fire in Darfur  20/02-2008 21:17  (Yahoo! Asia)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the Sudanese government and all rebel groups to agree to a cease-fire in Darfur. He said deteriorating security is undermining efforts to help thousands of civilians caught in an upsurge in fighting.

Darfur rebels say 15 die in army offensive  20/02-2008 20:34  (Yahoo! News Australia)
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on all sides to show restraint and humanitarian officials warned some 160,000 civilians dependent on aid in the area north of West Darfur's capital el-Geneina would be severely affected by the fighting.

Situation In Darfur Deteriorating: U.N.'S Ban  20/02-2008 16:21  (The New York Times)
Filed at 3:47 p.m. ET UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday in a new report to the Security Council that the situation in Sudan's Western Darfur region was deteriorating and more peacekeepers were urgently needed.

No Regrets, Even About Genocide  20/02-2008 13:10  (Washington Post)
No Regrets, Even About Genocide President Bush doesn't have second thoughts. It's just not his style. Though at times he's been forced to admit problems during his presidency, he never suggests that he should have taken a different approach.

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