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E. Coli in Beef Kills 2 in Northeast U.S.

Pre-packaged hamburgers produced by Fairbank Farms and sold in states in the northeastern United States are being cited as responsible for the deaths of 2 people and illness in dozens. The meat is suspected of being tainted with a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria. The beef has been recalled, New York Times. Check the federal food safety information website, foodsafety.gov, for more information about recalled food.

Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is calling for more time to prepare for his self-defense in his trial for war crimes at a UN tribunal at the Hague, BBC News. He is accused of committing 11 war crimes, including the genocide of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995, during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war. After the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Serbs, Croats, and Muslims all fought over land. The war ended in 1995 when the country was split up into three mostly autonomous ethnic regions by the Dayton Accords.

Water rationing will begin in Caracus, the capital city of Venezuela, today.  Water is in short supply in Venezuela due to drought and poor infrastructure maintenance, CNN International.

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Serb Leader Karadzic Refuses to Appear at Trial

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic did not attend the start of his war crimes trial at the Hague today. Karadzic has refused legal counsel. He is accused of committing 11 war crimes, including the  genocide of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995, during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war.  After the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Serbs, Croats, and Muslims all fought over land. The war ended in 1995 when the country was split up into three mostly autonomous ethnic regions by the Dayton Accords, Reuters. Profile: Radovan  Karadzic, BBC News. Q & A: legal issues in the Karadzic trial, BBC News.

14 Americans died in helicopter crashes in Afghanistan yesterday, New York Times.

Demonstrations continued in Kabul, Afghanistan for a second day today. Protesters, who allege that US military burned a copy of the Koran, attacked riot police by throwing stones. , AFP.

Knowing that NATO troops are reluctant to fire on them, the Taliban is using children to plant bombs, Montreal Gazette.

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