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Journalists say Russia is one
of the most dangerous beats

A high-level delegation from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists called on Monday for the Russian government to step up its efforts to solve a rash of killings that it says have made this country one of the world's most dangerous for journalists. – 582 words.

British police identify former FSB officer
as the one who poisoned Litvinenko

British police believe former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned by a man who flew into London on a fake EU passport and used the name Vladislav, The Times of London reported Saturday.- 316 words

Private-eyes paid to have paid sex
Surely this provides working girls
with a solid case of entrapment

Sydney, Australia officials have paid private detectives thousands of dollars to have sex with prostitutes to gather evidence needed to shut down illegal brothels, according to The Sunday Telegraph newspaper. – 184 words

Should Holocaust denial be a crime
or tolerated as just plain idiocy?

This month Germany proposed that all European Union members adopt a uniform law to make Holocaust denial a criminal offense. Denial of the Holocaust is already a crime in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. – 758 words.

Venezuela would ‘decontaminate’
 South America of neo-liberalism


President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez told the 31st Mercosur Summit in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, that its objective should be to profoundly change the organisation into one that truly develops the region and its people. – 368 words.

Russia state arms trader has banner year
in sales of aircraft and naval technology

State-owned arms dealer Rosoboronexport exported a record $5.3 billion in weapons last year, buoyed by demand for its aircraft and naval technology. – 234 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Phil Esposito scores 50th against brother Tony

In three NHL campaigns as a member of the Boston Bruins, sharpshooter Phil Esposito scored his 50th goal of the season on his birthday.  One occurred
on Feb. 20, 1972, when he notched his 50th against his brother Tony, netminder for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com

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