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Democracy Now! | Radio and TV News

Democracy Now! | Radio and TV News: "Climate Countdown: Largest Climate Summit in World History Opens in Copenhagen

Democracy Now! broadcasts live from Copenhagen from inside the Bella Center, where thousands of delegates from over 190 countries are gathering for the largest climate summit in history. Over the next two weeks, 100 world leaders are expected to attend the UN conference that has been described by some scientists as the most important the world has ever seen. We play highlights from the opening ceremony with the mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard; Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; and Yvo de Boer, the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, speaking on Sunday. [includes rush transcript]"

BBC News - Somalis rally against al-Shabab Islamists and bombing

BBC News - Somalis rally against al-Shabab Islamists and bombing: "Hundreds of Somalis have taken to the streets of Mogadishu to protest against al-Shabab, the group held responsible for a deadly suicide attack last week.

Protesters burned the group's flag in what analysts say is an unprecedented show of anger at the militants, who control large parts of the country.

Although al-Shabab has been widely blamed for the atrocity, the group has issued a statement denying involvement.

Three government ministers were among some 22 people killed in the attack.

A suicide bomber disguised as a woman in a veil blew himself up at a graduation ceremony in the capital last Thursday."