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October 22nd, 2009
World Links: Ethiopia Requests Emergency Food Aid, Karadzic Boycotts His Own Trial

At least 20 people are killed in a battle between Islamic militants and African peacekeepers after militants attack the main airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Taliban militants assassinate a Pakistani army brigadier and his driver. Brigadier Moin-ud-din Ahmed was deputy force commander of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, and was home in Islamabad on vacation when two assailants on a motorbike shot at his army jeep in rush-hour traffic.

Twenty-five years after a the famine that killed nearly a million people, Ethiopia’s government asks the international community for emergency food aid for 6.2 million people.

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadizic announces that he will boycott his trial for genocide scheduled to start in the Hague next Monday, complaining that he has not been given enough time to prepare his defense.

Israeli sources report that Israel and Iran both attended nuclear talks in Cairo last month and that the Israeli and Iranian delegations met several times, the first direct contact between the two nations in 30 years. Iran denies that such talks took place.

  • Jerry Nichols

    10/29/09 on World Focus. Ethiopia: They showed the plight of children suffering from an eye infection carried by flies and treated with antibiotic. I suggest that eye shields could be a preventive measure to stop the infection at the source (flies attacking the eyes). For years livestock owners have protected the eyes of their pet horses and such with eye goggles that have a screen like material instead of glass or plastic lenses. These devises are already being manufactured and available to the public. The manufactures could easily reduce the size down to accommodate children and be worn when they are outside or exposed to the flies. I really don’t know where else to post or make this suggestion.

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