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Thursday, May 10, 2012

FW: World News!

South Korea
  • A car bomb exploded near an office of the Palestine Branch (one of the 20 Syrian secret police organizations) in Damascus, killing 55 and wounding 372.  The Syrian government blames "terrorists", and the opposition says the government set the bombs off to discredit them.
United States
  • James Anaya, the UN special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, called on the United States to return some of the land stolen from American Indian tribes as part of a program of ending "systemic and also specific instances of ongoing discrimination".
  • In "maybe there is a such thing as bad publicity" news, ten alleged members of the white supremacist group "The American Front" were arrested near Disney World.
  • The Florida Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in Roman Pino v Bank of New York Mellon.  The case revolves around "robo-signing" - the process of banks hiring low-wage workers to sign legal documents without checking them for accuracy - and could result in tens of thousands of mortgages becoming unenforceable.

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