- Newsmaker: Double Suicide Bombing Halts Attempts for Peace
Yesterday, 22 people were killed and 100 injured in a double suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Today, Israel has closed three Palestinian universities and barred Palestinian officials from attending talks in Cairo and London. Cameron Barr, Middle East correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, reports that several factors have mitigated the response of Israel, the US and Palestinians.
- Reporter's Notebook: Island of Tuvalu is First Victim of Global Warming
For years, the world-s media have reported that the nation of Tuvalu is about to sink into the Pacific Ocean. The nine square-mile island, home to 11,000 residents, is the first victim of the global warming caused by industrial pollution. Mark Levine, who traveled to Tuvalu as contributing editor to Outside Magazine, says that the not-so-tropical paradise is taking advantage of environmentalists- concerns to generate sympathy and funds.
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