- 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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The International Atomic Energy Agency has denounced North Korea for Kim Jung Il-s announced intention to develop nuclear weapons, giving it one more chance to comply before referring the matter to the United Nations Security Council, which could trigger sanctions or even military action. Though North Korea is much closer to that objective than Saddam Hussein, the Bush administration is still pursuing diplomacy in Asia, while preparing for war in Iraq. How dangerous is North Korea? Will American policy help curtail the nuclear arms race or encourage it? We look at America-s options in an increasingly dangerous world with journalists in Seoul and the US, a national security expert from the Center for International Policy, the keeper of the so-called -doomsday clock- and a former State Department official from the region.