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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Within the past couple of weeks, confirmed cases of Influenza A (H1N1) have been reported in 14 countries, with some cases fatal. Read more →...

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By Record on Apr 30th, 2009

Peru has granted a Venezuelan mayor and leading opposition politician, Manuel Rosales, political asylum following a petition he made last week. Read more →...

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By Record on Apr 29th, 2009

Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were arrested on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 by the North Korean military on the border of China and North Korea. The reporters, who have been detained in North Korea for over a month, are charged with illegally...

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By Record on Apr 29th, 2009

The site launched on the 21st of April 2009 was the brainchild of US Librarian of Congress Dr James H. Billington. It is hosted by the US Library of Congress and has been in development since 2006. Billington had hoped the site containing primary...

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By Record on Apr 27th, 2009

India held the second of five rounds of voting on Thursday, April 23rd, in an election which will determine the next leader of the world’s largest democracy. Polling is taking place on 5 separate days over a one-month period, the first of...

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By Record on Apr 26th, 2009

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on April 22 that the world economy would contract by 1.3% in 2009, its worst decline since World War II. Read more →...

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By Record on Apr 24th, 2009

A U.S. journalist was sentenced by Iran’s Revolutionary Court to 8 years in prison on charges of espionage. Roxana Saberi was found guilty of spying for the United States following a 1-day closed trial held last week. According to her attorney Abdolsamad Khorramshai, Saberi denies all charges and will appeal the verdict. Read more →...

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Following large-scale outbreaks in Brazil and Venezuela since the early 1990s, dengue is becoming an increasing concern in Latin America. In recent months, an epidemic in Bolivia has spread to northern Argentina, with confirmed cases reported...

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By Record on Apr 21st, 2009

Mexico is engaged in an internal struggle that is growing increasingly violent as the government wages war against drug cartels that earn an excess of $10 billion annually trafficking drugs to the United States and abroad. Read more →...

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On 16 April 2009, Russia announced that it had ended its decade-long operation against separatist fighters in Chechnya. Read more →...

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