This article was written and reported by Lauren McCombs, Jessica Elford, and Pasquale Augustine. In a last minute change in posture, President Barack Obama recently decided to go to Russia to "reset" the ge...
Well, the results were announced after 30 minutes or so. Odd, since more than 40 million votes were cast. The ballots, by the way, were hand counted. The turnaround on that seems quite suspicious.
"I personally strongly protest the many obvious violations and I'm warning I will not surrender to this dangerous charade," said Mousavi, according to Reuters.
I thought it was really effective in its own way and for its own purpose, which was to get Muslims and Americans thinking about their attitudes toward one another and to show the Arab world that AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new government is committed to mending international relationships that have been negatively affected by Muslim extremists.
The way in which Islam is portrayed in western media is not its true form. Extremists have soiled the foundation of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s second largest religion. A lot of people have an innate prejudice towards anyone who looks remotely Muslim or even just dark and suspicious.
In an age of western media where Archie marrying Veronica is a top story (I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not choosing Betty!), there just isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t room for tales from the Dark Continent, even though they tend to sometimes be the most newsworthy international exposÃƒÂ©.
North Korea says it has trashed the truce that ended the Korean War more than 50 years ago, citing South KoreaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s involvement with the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) as the main reason, BBC reports.
North Korea, one of the pillars of BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“axis of evilÃ¢â‚¬Â, conducted an underground test of a nuclear bomb last night about 50 miles northwest of the northern city of Kilju. According to predictions by Russian officials, the bomb generated a blast of between 10 and 20 kilotons, which places it in the range of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Little BoyÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fat ManÃ¢â‚¬Â; the two atomic bombs that ravaged the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
Very rarely does victory resemble defeat. In Sri Lanka, while government officials celebrate triumph and some citizens light firecrackers in the street, more than 250,000 displaced Tamils are trapped in tiny, dense relief camps in northern Sri Lanka waiting to hear whether or not they can return home. What kind of victory is this?
Local stations should above all else, focus only on local news, news that affects their township. And while many do, investigative reporters that uncover local scandals and even triumphs should remain a part of the team because they are crucial to the survival of real journalism and to citizens understanding whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on in their surroundings.
According to the Sri Lankan government and photos of a pale-faced Velupillai Prabhakaran, the LTTE has been defeated and all peace will be restored to Sri LankaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s embattled civilian population. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s obviously an exaggeration of the truth.
If newspapers die, which is still a big IF for me, ad revenue and all the money they get from being online wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t keep them afloat. It wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pay for investigative journalism, it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pay for local reports and it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pay for hard-hitting interviews with big name screw-ups.
Some of you may have heard that a 2,000-strong five hour Tamil protest blocked off the Gardiner Expressway until midnight last night, the city of TorontoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s major highway which sees between 200,000 and 300,000 cars daily. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been called an artery at times as it transports citizens from the beating heart of the city out to the western suburbs, which are inhabited by more than 1,000,000 residents.
Did Barack Obama just trick every single person in the country?