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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-04-08

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  • [01] Mass Media Work Stoppage
  • [02] US Texas Sect Ranch Raid
  • [03] US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

  • [01] From 11:00 to 16:00

    Mass Media Work Stoppage

    08 Apr 2008 10:03:00

    By Nasos Bratsos

    The Union of Daily Newspapers Journalists (ESHEA) are staging a 5-hour work stoppage in protest against Social Security bill from 11:00 to 16:00 today, the day when the members of the Union are holding a General Assembly at the TAE WO DO stadium. News programs will not be broadcast on radio and television channels during the work stoppage. In parallel, ERT online will not update news in its webpage. Issues on the agenda of ESHEA regular meeting are the following:

    Review on 2007 budget and decision on 2008 budget Authorization to the Council Board to denounce collective labor contracts with EIHEA, , and ..-S.A and draw new collective labor contracts and private contracts with any employer. Staging strikes and work stoppages in , , , ... - S.A., .N.A.-.P.A, Greek State and newspapers, radio and television channels as well as at any employer. Setting date for the start of proceedings to elect Supervisory Committee Setting date for the start of proceedings to elect representatives for POESY Congress

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

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    [02] US Texas Sect Ranch Raid

    08 Apr 2008 08:49:00

    By Betty Savourdou

    Sources: French News Agency ,NA-PA

    Texas authorities said Monday they have taken legal custody of 401 children and 133 women who lived on an isolated West Texas polygamist retreat, said to be a Mormon sect. Authorities continue search to find more children as there is fear that they may be sexually or physically abused. The 534 children and women are in state custody.

    The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Eldorado was stormed on Thursday after a 16-year-old called and reported physical and sexual abuse on the ranch, on March, 31. She said she was illegally married to a 50-year-old man and had given birth to a child at the age of 15. It remains unclear whether the girl who reported being abused is among the children being interviewed or was whisked away from the compound under a different name before authorities arrived. Authorities would not say whether they have located or identified the teen tipster whose call prompted the raid.

    Authorities said on Saturday that 18 girls who were physically abused or in risk of future abused were in state custody. The other people living in the ranch are testifying before the authorities while the will be freed in the next 15 days provided they are not at risk.

    The head of the Fundamentalist Church, Warren Jeffs, polygamist was arrested near Las Vegas, in 2006 and was sentenced to two terms of 5 years to life for being an accomplice to rape of a 14 year-old girls who said she was forced to marry her cousin. He remains jailed awaiting trial on four counts of incest and sexual conduct with a minor stemming from two arranged marriages between teenage girls and their older male relatives.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    Read the story on other sources:

    CNN: Texas takes legal custody of 401 sect children

    BBC: Hundreds leave Texan sect ranch

    [03] US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

    08 Apr 2008 08:28:00

    By Betty Savourdou

    Sources: NA-PA

    Five American soldiers were killed in Iraq the last 48 hours, the US army said. Two soldiers were killed in a RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade attack and another was killed by small arms fire in east Baghdad, the military announcement said. The U.S. military said earlier Monday that one soldier was killed on Sunday while patrolling on the streets of Bagdhad. Another soldier, wounded in a separate roadside bombing in Diyiala province north east of Baghdad, succumbed to his wounds on Sunday. At least 4,023 members of the U.S. military have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

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