President Bush will announce new economic sanctions today against the Sudanese government in an effort to force its hand in putting an end to the bloodshed in Darfur.
The Iranian government has formally charged an Iranian-American academic who was arrested during a visit to Iran early this month with endangering Iran's national security. Haleh Esfandiari's arrest has been widely condemned in the United States.
The prominent antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004, wrote in a column on the liberal blog Daily Kos yesterday that she is retiring from the movement out of disillusionment and because of poor health.
A hotel in Australia that markets itself to gay men has won the right to limit the number of guests who are heterosexuals or lesbians in an effort to create a comfortable environment.
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