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23 Mar 2011 14:55

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World: Shrapnel bomb rocks Jerusalem bus stop this morning

  • four years since a bomb was last set off in Jerusalem
  • 24 people injured, as the bomb shot out shrapnel
  • one person killed in the incident, an Israeli source
  • ┬╗ The old tension beginning to boil again: This bomb attack comes on the heels of rocket and mortar attacks launched from Gaza on Wednesday, which wounded one person. That attack was called retaliation by some Palestinians, in response to Israeli air strikes that killed eight people, amongst them three children. So, basically, this is all (still) shot to hell, and with Israeli/Palestinian peace talks having fallen apart last year, it’s anybody’s guess what the future holds for this most bloody and depressing of conflicts.

05 Jul 2010 20:46

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World: Israel (partly) expands the list of things that can go into Gaza

  • <200 number of things that were allowed on the old list
  • 1,000’s number of things that are banned on the new list source
  • ┬╗┬áNotable omissions: While food and household cleaning items made the cut, building supplies did not. Lumber, concrete, steel and other supplies necessary for Gaza to rebuild its infrastructure did not make the list. Why? Because Israel wants to ensure they can’t build bunkers or rockets. Or, you know, buildings, roads and basic infrastructure.

04 Aug 2009 10:36

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World: A torrent of rockets descend on Afghanistan’s capital

  • 8 rockets slammed into Kabul today in a pre-election attack source

10 May 2009 14:13

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Sports: Alas, poor Yao. The Houston Rockets are screwed in the playoffs

Just when they need him most, the Rockets franchise player, Yao Ming, has a foot fracture and will be out for the playoffs. Oof. source