Monday, January 14, 2013
World Watch: Liar, Liar
* U.S.: Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong reportedly admitted that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
* Mali: Defense chiefs of several western African countries will back the deployment of thousands of troops aimed at defeating Islamist rebels in Mali.
* Syria: An International Rescue Committee report found that Syria’s humanitarian crises is worsening as a result of female refugees escaping from rape and other forms of sexual abuse.
* Pakistan: Ten of thousands of people in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad participated in anti-government protests.
Video Source– YouTube via user jchau (Lance Armstrong featured in this 2001 Nike ad where he tried to downplay rumors of doping).
Online Sources – USA TODAY, Reuters, NPR, Christian Science Monitor