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Pure Terrorism!

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Many killed in Pakistan bombing: "More than 30 people have been killed and dozens injured in a bomb attack on a religious procession in Pakistan's Punjab province, officials say.

The attack targeted Shia worshippers in the town of Dera Ghazi Khan.

They were leaving a mosque when the bomb went off. It is not clear who carried out the attack or whether it was the work of a suicide bomber.

Sectarian tensions in southern Punjab have in recent years been aggravated by the growing strength of Sunni Taleban."

ei: In Gaza, a "ranch" turned to rubble

ei: In Gaza, a "ranch" turned to rubble: "'There is nothing left for us to live for -- the house was lost and the furniture destroyed,' lamented Suad Muhammad Abed Rabu, a 53-year-old mother sitting in front of a fire stove in a still intact room of her badly damaged home. 'We prefer to die in our demolished house rather than live life as outcasts,' she said. 'Since we were born we have been suffering. Since 1948 we have moved from one refuge to another and from one war to another. All, including Arabs and Europeans, are conspiring against us, they don't want us to live.'"

ei: Palestinian boycott committee salutes S. African dock workers

ei: Palestinian boycott committee salutes S. African dock workers: "The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee, BNC, warmly salutes the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU), a member of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), for its decision today not to offload an Israeli ship that is due to arrive in Durban, South Africa, on 8 February. Coming weeks after the massive Israeli massacre in Gaza, this distinguished expression by SATAWU of effective solidarity with the Palestinian people in general, and with Gaza in particular, sets a historic precedent that reminds us of the first such action during the apartheid era taken by Danish dock workers in 1963, when they decided not to offload ships carrying South African products, triggering a similar boycott in Sweden, England and elsewhere."

Afghanistan says foreign fighters coming from Iraq | World | Reuters

Afghanistan says foreign fighters coming from Iraq | World | Reuters
KABUL (Reuters) - With the reduction of violence in Iraq, foreign militants were now flooding into Afghanistan to join Taliban insurgents battling Afghan and international troops, the Afghan defence minister said on Wednesday.There was a 33 percent rise in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan in 2008, according to NATO-led forces.Violence is expected to rise further in 2009 as Washington prepares to send up to 25,000 more troops into new areas of the southern Pashtun heartlands.Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak said there were about 15,000 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan but their numbers were being swelled by foreign insurgents moving in from Iraq, where violence has fallen after a U.S. troop "surge" and other measures. - linking the world to Zimbabwe - linking the world to Zimbabwe
For 17 years Mengistu Haile Mariam, the former Ethiopian dictator who slaughtered opponents on an industrial scale in the “Red Terror”, has lived in Zimbabwe as the honoured guest of Robert Mugabe, dividing his time between a heavily guarded villa in Harare, a farm near the capital and a retreat on glorious Lake Kariba. Last year an Ethiopian court sentenced the “Butcher of Addis” to death after convicting him of genocide in absentia but Mr Mugabe flatly refused to extradite the man who helped to arm Zanu PF’s guerrillas during Zimbabwe’s 1970s liberation war. Suddenly, however, the future of one of Africa’s worst tyrants looks less assured. Next week the Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change will enter a unity government with Zanu PF and Nelson Chamisa, its chief spokesman, told The Times yesterday that Mengistu’s extradition to Ethiopia would be “high on the agenda” of that new administration. “Zimbabwe should not be a safe have…