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❖ “ UN to investigate civilian deaths from US drone strikes: Special rapporteur on counter-terror operations condemns Barack Obama’s failure to establish effective monitoring process”. A UN investigations unit in Geneva will “examine the legality of drone attacks” in which civilians are killed.
❖ “A man suspected of involvement in an attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last month has been killed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, officials say.”
❖ “ The worst in the gold sector is over”, according to the National Union of Mineworkers in South Africa, as the miners accepted a pay offer.
❖ “Syria’s military says it will adhere to a four-day ceasefire to begin on Friday for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.”
❖ “ Britain rejects US request to use UK bases in nuclear standoff with Iran: Secret legal advice states pre-emptive strike could be in breach of international law as Iran not yet ‘clear and present threat’.”
❖ All but a “skeleton crew” of those Argentine sailors stuck in Ghana while their ship was seized during a dispute between Argentina and NML Capital, are now back in Buenos Aires. An Air France plane was chartered by Argentina to get them home due to fears an Argentine plane would also be seized.
❖ In May, three Muslim males raped and murdered a Buddhist female in Burma’s Rakhine state. Ten Muslims were subsequently killed by Buddhists, thus beginning a series of violent incidents resulting in 90 people killed and hundreds of homes torched. 56 people were killed since this past Sunday alone.
❖ Wikileaks has begun publishing “more than 100 US Department of Defense documents including the first prisoner treatment manual for Guantanamo Bay.
❖ Interesting set