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Lack of Access to Contraceptives Major Killer of Women Worldwide

In a new report, the World Health Organization says that AIDS is the leading cause of death and disease in women aged 15 to 44 worldwide. Throughout the world, one in five deaths among women in this age group is linked to unprotected sex and lack of access to contraceptives, NPR. WHO press release on the report. Factsheet on women’s health, WHO. WHO report: Women and Health (pdf).

“Women generally live longer than men, but their lives are not necessarily healthy or happy,” Margaret Chan, the head of the United Nations health agency, said at the WHO on Monday.

25 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack at a market in Charsadda, Pakistan near the Afghan border today, Los Angeles Times.

The D.C. sniper, John Allen Muhammad, will be executed by lethal injection tonight unless Virginia Governor Tim Kaine intervenes. Muhammad and his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, killed 10 people in the Washington, D.C. area in 2002, Washington Post.

A memorial service will be held this afternoon at Fort Hood to honor the 13 killed and 30 wounded in last Thursday’s shooting by Army psychologist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan,  USA Today.

Google will be offering free wi-fi to travelers in 47 U.S. airports until January 15, 2010, Daily Tech.

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Ft. Hood Shooter Alive and in Custody

The death toll from this afternoon’s shooting at a U.S. Army base is believed to have risen to 12, but reports are conflicting. The shooting, which took place at Fort Hood in Texas, is believed to have been carried out by one gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is alive and in custody (contrary to previous reports). Hasan, 39, is an Army psychiatrist and had recently been transferred to the base from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Reports say Hasan was being deployed to serve in Iraq.

The soldier opened fire at the base’s military processing center where a graduation ceremony was set to take place. At least 10 of the dead were soldiers, and one killed was a civilian police officer who was reported to dead is not believed to be alive, but in critical condition. 30 are said to be wounded, CNN International.

An Azerbaijan court has sentenced 26 people to prison in connection with an attack on a mosque last year in Baku. Two worshipers were killed at the Abu Bakr Mosque when grenades were thrown into the building. Sentences ranged from two to 15 years, BBC News.

President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas says he will not run for re-election because of lack of American support, New York Times.

Hot Topic: Hard Choices in Afghanistan: What’s Next?

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