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  • Sri Lanka denied seat on U.N. rights council

    NEW YORK — Sri Lanka yesterday lost its bid for re-election to the United Nations' Human Rights Council — a likely recognition by the international community of rampant and ongoing human rights abuses in the country.


  • '08 candidates see different roles for U.N.

    NEW YORK — Sen. Barack Obama would talk directly with adversaries, without the fig leaf of multilateralism.


  • '08 candidates see different roles for U.N.

    NEW YORK - Sen. Barack Obama would talk directly with adversaries, without the fig leaf of multilateralism.


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    BURMA


  • Regime allows foreign workers, oversight of aid

    BURMA (AP) — After weeks of international pressure, Burma agreed to let in medical teams from neighboring countries and give the Association of Southeast Asian Nations some oversight of foreign aid distribution, the regional bloc announced yesterday.


  • U.N. puts its scope on U.S. racism

    NEW YORK — A U.N. expert on racism and xenophobia arrived in Washington yesterday for a three-week fact-finding visit to examine human rights lapses in the United States.


  • Burma outside the U.N. umbrella

    The body count continues to rise in Burma (or "Myanmar" if you accept the name used by the brutal military junta that rules the nation). An estimated 100,000 people were killed by a cyclone that hit May 2. Another million are at risk.


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  • N.Y., D.C. prepare for visit from pope

    Three months from today, Pope Benedict XVI's Alitalia flight will touch down at Andrews Air Force Base to begin what may be his only papal visit to the United States.


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