4.7.06

the weekly world in wraps

International research exposes flaws in £33bn marketing budget of Drug firms.
Drug companies are accused today of endangering public health through widescale marketing malpractices, (including) misrepresenting the results of safety and efficacy tests on their products. >>

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NAM NEWS NETWORK

Developing countries have introduced an internet-based news service intended to provide an alternative to the Western media that they say is biased.

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Kuwaitis voted in parliamentary elections with women running for office and casting ballots for the first time in a national poll. >>

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The US government said it could not find the men that Guant√°namo detainee Abdullah Mujahid believes could help set him free. The Guardian found them in three days. >>

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All for love

An American man is believed to have hacked off his own finger and sent it in a gift box to the ex-girlfriend who had just dumped him. >>

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'Every Muhammad is a terrorist now.'

Money transfer agencies like Western Union have delayed or blocked thousands of cash deliveries on suspicion of terrorist connections simply because senders or recipients have names like Muhammad or Ahmed, company officials said. >>

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IN BANGLADESH...
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Dhaka to Ctg in three hours.

Cabinet approves second Dhaka-Ctg highway. >>
(doesnt mention by when will this project be completed)

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living in medieval barbarian age.

alarming story how poor villagers are hostage to usurious mohajons. >> (in bengali)

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Bangladesh had lodged a strong protest against India’s move for inviting tenders to explore oil and gas in the undemarcated areas in the Bay of Bengal. >>

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bangaldesher birudde indiar shamprotik kormokando >> (in bengali)

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