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At Least 20 Dead Migrants Found Crammed In Truck In Austria

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Aug 27 2015

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The bodies of dozens of dead migrants were discovered in an abandoned truck along autobahn A4 between Parndorf and Neusiedl, Austria, on Thursday.

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The bodies of dozens of dead migrants were discovered in an abandoned truck along autobahn A4 between Parndorf and Neusiedl, Austria, on Thursday.

The bodies of dozens of dead migrants were discovered in an abandoned truck along autobahn A4 between Parndorf and Neusiedl, Austria, on Thursday.

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At least 20 migrants were found dead in a truck on Thursday in eastern Austria, apparently from suffocation. Police said the number could be as high as 50.

The food-delivery truck was found along Austria’s A4 autobahn near the town of Parndorf, which is not far from the border with Hungary and Slovakia.

“We can assume that it could be 20 people who died. It could also be 40, it could be 50 people,” an unnamed police official was quoted by Reuters as saying.

“The level of information is currently very poor. One can imagine how the condition of these people is. Therefore we cannot yet say how many dead there are also,” National Police Director Hanspeter Doskozil was quoted by RT.com as saying.

Austria’s Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner called it a “dark day.” She said the tragedy highlighted the need for common European Union policies to protect migrants being smuggled across Europe.

The Guardian writes: “Road employees spotted the lorry and alerted the police. Detectives then made the horrific discovery. A manhunt for the driver is now underway.”

On Tuesday, Austrian police arrested three drivers suspected of transporting migrants from Syria into the EU. One of the drivers had 34 people packed in the back of a truck, the Guardian reports.

Also, as The New York Times notes:

“The grisly discovery coincided with the start of a conference in Vienna on how to make the Balkans more secure and prosperous, partly as a means to stop the flight of thousands seeking better economic conditions in Austria, Germany and other, more wealthy parts of the European Union. The conference is being attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and Balkan heads of government.

“The deep divides and dysfunction of the European Union in handling a crisis that is straining resources and good will were immediately evident at a news conference at the start of the one-day conference. With the foreign ministers of Germany and Austria and a senior European Union official looking on, the foreign ministers of Serbia and Macedonia — two Balkan states that have had tens of thousands of migrants cross their borders in recent weeks — criticized the bloc’s response as wholly inadequate.”

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/27/435151838/at-least-20-dead-migrants-found-crammed-in-truck-in-austria?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Hungary Erects Razor-Wire Fence To Slow Refugee Flow Into European Union

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Aug 27 2015

With a surge of migrants pouring into Hungary, the government is taking a hard line against migration — adding a fence along its border with Serbia. David Greene talks to Marton Dunai of Reuters.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/27/435113641/hungary-erects-razor-wire-fence-to-slow-refugee-flow-into-european-union?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Report: In A Decade (Or Sooner), Pakistan Could Be No. 3 Nuclear Power

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Aug 27 2015

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A test last November of the intermediate range ballistic missile Shaheen 1A (Hatf IV) being launched from an undisclosed location in Pakistan in a photo supplied by the Pakistani military. The missile is said to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

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A test last November of the intermediate range ballistic missile Shaheen 1A (Hatf IV) being launched from an undisclosed location in Pakistan in a photo supplied by the Pakistani military. The missile is said to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

A test last November of the intermediate range ballistic missile Shaheen 1A (Hatf IV) being launched from an undisclosed location in Pakistan in a photo supplied by the Pakistani military. The missile is said to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

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Pakistan could have 350 nuclear warheads sometime in the next decade, becoming the world’s No. 3 nuclear power by outpacing rival India and several other nations in bomb-making, according to a new report issued by two think tanks.

The report, A Normal Nuclear Pakistan, written by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center, says: “in the next five to 10 years Pakistan could have a nuclear arsenal not only twice the size of India’s but also larger than those of the United Kingdom, China, and France, giving it the third-largest arsenal behind the United States and Russia.”

It says that Islamabad could be building up to 20 nuclear warheads a year and as a result “[many] observers have concluded that Pakistan’s rate of fissile material production (and assumed construction of nuclear weapons) gives it the fastest-growing nuclear weapons stockpile.”

“The growth path of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, enabled by existing infrastructure, goes well beyond the assurances of credible minimal deterrence provided by Pakistani officials and analysts after testing nuclear devices,” the report adds.

According to the Federation of American Scientists, Cold War rivals Russia and the United States possess by far the lion’s share of the world’s nuclear arsenal, with an estimated 7,500 and 7,200 warheads, respectively. France, China and the United Kingdom each possess between 200 and 300 warheads, while India is currently thought to have about 100.

As The Washington Post notes: “Western officials and analysts have struggled for years to get an accurate assessment of Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities. Several Pakistani analysts questioned the findings of the report, saying it is based on a faulty assumption that Pakistan is using all of its existing stockpiles of fissile material to make nuclear weapons.”

One critic, nuclear expert Mansoor Ahmed of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, is quoted by The Express Tribune as saying that he believes that Pakistan’s can’t make more than 40 or 50 new warheads over the next several years.

“This report is overblown,” Ahmed is quoted by the Pakistan-based English-language daily. However, he acknowledged: “what the world must understand is that nuclear weapons are part of Pakistan’s belief system. It’s a culture that has been built up over the years because [nuclear weapons] have provided a credible deterrence against external aggression.”

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/27/435189782/report-in-a-decade-or-sooner-pakistan-could-be-no-3-nuclear-power?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Zap Racket Helps Brazilians Deal With Mosquitoes

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Aug 26 2015

Brazilians bedeviled by mosquitoes bat away the nuisances with an electrified tennis racket. (This piece initially aired on June 14, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday).

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/26/434821408/zap-racket-helps-brazilians-deal-with-mosquitoes?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Zap Racket Helps Brazilians Deal With Mosquitoes

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Aug 26 2015

Brazilians bedeviled by mosquitoes bat away the nuisances with an electrified tennis racket. (This piece initially aired on June 14, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday).

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/26/434821408/zap-racket-helps-brazilians-deal-with-mosquitoes?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Zap Racket Helps Brazilians Deal With Mosquitoes

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Aug 26 2015

Brazilians bedeviled by mosquitoes bat away the nuisances with an electrified tennis racket. (This piece initially aired on June 14, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday).

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/26/434821408/zap-racket-helps-brazilians-deal-with-mosquitoes?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Why Has China’s Government Made Recent Missteps?

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Aug 26 2015

When it comes to economic management, China has been among the world’s most competent. But the government appears to have bungled a currency devaluation, a stocks collapse and a chemical explosion.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/26/434821422/has-chinas-communist-party-lost-its-touch-with-economic-managment?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Why Has China’s Government Made Recent Missteps?

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Aug 26 2015

When it comes to economic management, China has been among the world’s most competent. But the government appears to have bungled a currency devaluation, a stocks collapse and a chemical explosion.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/26/434821422/has-chinas-communist-party-lost-its-touch-with-economic-managment?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Why Has China’s Government Made Recent Missteps?

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Aug 26 2015

When it comes to economic management, China has been among the world’s most competent. But the government appears to have bungled a currency devaluation, a stocks collapse and a chemical explosion.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/26/434821422/has-chinas-communist-party-lost-its-touch-with-economic-managment?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

After Scandals, Ireland Is No Longer ‘Most Catholic Country In The World’

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Aug 26 2015

The scandals of recent years have destroyed popular support for the church in Ireland, with many Irish people ignoring the hierarchy’s guidance on social issues.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/26/434821443/after-scandals-ireland-is-no-longer-the-most-catholic-country-in-the-world?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world