14 thoughts on “Four years after Bush’s invasion, many Iraqis still lack reliable water, electricity

  1. Nov 20, 3:17 PM EST

    US helicopter crash near Baghdad kills 2

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. military helicopter crashed Tuesday southeast of Baghdad, killing two soldiers and injuring 12, the U.S. military said.

    Initial reports indicated the crash was not due to hostile fire, the military said.

    The statement also did not specify the type of helicopter or the nationalities of the victims.

    The crash occurred near Salman Pak on the outskirts of the capital, a military statement said.

    “An investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the incident,” the statement said. “However, initial reports indicate the crash was not the result of enemy fire.”

    © 2007 The Associated Press.


  2. UN leader wants electricity for all

    NORWAY: UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon called on Monday for universal access to electricity by 2030, warning that the lack of energy in the deveoping world is hindering economic growth and job creation.

    Addressing an energy conference in Oslo hosted by the Norwegian government and the International Energy Agency (IEA) Mr Ban urged governments and the private sector to pursue “a clean energy revolution,” so that the use of renewable sources could be doubled in 20 years.

    The IEA said 20 per cent of the world’s population has no access to electricity.



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