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1. Thailand protest turns deadly. Over 20 dead, and 807 injured, as “Red Shirts” clash with the army, defying emergency. Govt. however denies the use of live ammunition, though it is still not known how people can die of rubber bullets…

2. Sudan, hotbed of radical Islamists, one of the biggest market of illegal weapons, and Bill Clinton’s favourite holiday hangout, after Afghanistan, goes to vote today, the same day, a Bush official raps Obama on his policy.

3. Okay, U.S. can relax a bit over Kygyzstan…or so they think…

4. Soviet plans for the third world war, investigated by Spiegel, after their fall almost 20 years back.

5. An Afghan soldier fired on NATO troops, wounds one. This technically falls under the category of friendly fire.