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iMaverick: World, Friday 26 August

By iMaverick Team 26 August 2011

The student leader who's taking Chile by storm; are wars caused by the weather?; Dominic Strauss-Khan's troubles in France; the growing pains of the ICC (the criminal court, not the cricket council); crazy-rich French people want to pay more tax; and Nepalese peacekeepers bring disease to Haiti. By iMAVERICK TEAM.

CAMILA VALLEJO, THE FACE OF THE CHILEAN WINTER

Despite its eminently pun-friendly name, the Chilean Winter doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as the Arab Spring. But student leader Camila Vallejo has injected some hotness into the campaign that’s seen students protesting across Chile since late June. By THERESA MALLINSON.

THE BOY WHO FANS THE FLAMES OF WAR – WEATHER AND CONFLICT ARE POSSIBLY CORRELATED

We know about the scientific war over climate change – but could adverse weather conditions be causing civil wars? A recently published study suggests that there may be a strong correlation between the two. By SIPHO HLONGWANE.

STRAUSS-KAHN’S NEW FIGHT

It’s not over yet for Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Although the former IMF head got off the rape claim laid by a New York chambermaid, he still has a case in France pending. By REBECCA DAVIS.

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

The ICC concludes its first case on Friday, with sentencing expected early next week. It’s been a steep learning curve for the young court, which might find its real problems are only just beginning. By SIMON ALLISON.

MORE TAX, S’IL VOUS PLAIT
They must be putting something in the Dom Perignon these days. First Warren Buffett begged to pay more tax, and now France’s super-rich have asked Sarkozy to tax them more. By REBECCA DAVIS.

UN PEACEKEEPERS FINGERED FOR KILLER HAITIAN CHOLERA OUTBREAK

A cholera outbreak in Haiti, that began in October last year, has claimed 6,000 lives already. A new study confirms that the outbreak had an unlikely source – United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal. By KHADIJA PATEL.


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