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  Rising Tension in Middle EastJuly 14, 2006 08:54 Escalating violence in the Middle East is concerning world financial markets and humanitarian organizations as Israel strikes back after being the subject of unprovoked attacks by Lebanese and Palestinian forces.
  Disquiet Over National Identity Cards in the UKJuly 11, 2006 07:52 The government claims that national identity cards will help to counter terrorism, illegal immigration and ID fraud. That's rubbish, says Henry Porter, and in fact there is something much more sinister about them - they will fundamentally alter the relationship between citizen and state, and make slaves of us all.

Coming soon to the US as well under the Real ID Act...
  North Korea Missle Launches Spark World OutrageJuly 05, 2006 10:41 NORTH KOREA test-fired a seventh missile last night as the United Nations Security Council prepared for urgent talks and Japan retaliated with economic sanctions.

At the same time South Korea raised its state of military readiness and said it would "deal strongly" with all threats from North Korea.

China called for calm. "We are seriously concerned about the events that have occurred," a Foreign Ministry spokesman, Liu Jianchao, said in a statement. "We hope that all sides will maintain calm and restraint, and do things conducive to the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and North-East Asia."

The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, and diplomats from Japan, Russia, South Korea and the European Union condemned Pyongyang, describing its series of tests as provocative acts that threatened regional security.