Tuesday, February 03, 2009


* Iran launches homegrown satellite Iran says it has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit.

* Netanyahu: My gov't will keep J'lem united Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu toured the Mount of Olives and the City of David on Monday afternoon.

* IDF warns south Gaza residents of impending response to Ashkelon rocket strike Residents of the southern Gaza town of Rafah said on Tuesday that they received telephone messages from the Israel Defense Forces warning them to leave their homes ahead of an impending airstrike.

* Low-key Israeli election campaign in final week A convoy of cars decorated with banners and blasting the music of Israel's right-wing Likud party drove through the streets of Arab East Jerusalem letting everyone know: Bibi is coming.

* Ya'alon: Topple Iran to end global Jihad Former IDF chief of staff and Likud Knesset candidate Moshe Ya'alon on Tuesday said that there would be no end to global terrorism until the Islamic regime in Iran was removed.

* Water - another global 'crisis'? If you look at the numbers, it is hard to see how many East African communities made it through the long drought of 2005 and 2006.

* UN official says global financial crisis has serious impact on Africa UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Abdoulie Janneh said here on Tuesday at the 12th African Union (AU) Summit that the global financial crisis would have serious impact on African economies.

* Google and Nasa back new school for futurists Google and Nasa are throwing their weight behind a new school for futurists in Silicon Valley to prepare scientists for an era when machines become cleverer than people.

* Turkish PM vows to fight anti-Semitism Turkey's leader said on Tuesday that criticism of Israel does not amount to anti-Semitism.

* Russian Patriarch may act cautiously on Vatican ties Strong conservative resistance could force the new head of the Russian Orthodox Church to move cautiously.

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