Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown during question-and-answer session at Imperial College, in London, 27 Oct 2008 British PM Calls on China, Oil States to Aid World Economy
Gordon Brown says International Monetary Fund may run short of money as it tries to bolster economies around world battered by financial meltdown


Traders follow market's movement at Stock Exchange in Kuwait City Most Arab, Gulf Stock Markets Lower for Third Day
Financial difficulties by United Arab Emirates' second-largest bank causing ripple effect in various countries, including Kuwait


Senator Barack Obama in Canton, Ohio, 27 Oct 2008 Candidates Focus on Economy, Key States in Final Week of US Presidential Campaign  Audio Clip Available
Democrat Barack Obama continues to lead in national polls and in most key states that will hold balance in next week's election


Two boys, fleeing from the town of Kibumba, walk as a tank of the Congolese army moves on the road, about 35 kilometers north of Goma, 27 Oct 2008 Rebels Continue Offensive in Eastern DRC
Reports say rebels loyal to renegade General Laurent Nkunda overran Kibumba Monday, despite helicopter attacks by UN peacekeepers trying to stop rebel advance


Map of Syria, highlighting Abu Kamal Iraq 'Rejects' Deadly Helicopter Attack on Eastern Syria
Iraqi spokesman says Iraq does not want its territory to be used for attacks on neighboring countries


U.S. Brig. Gen. Mark Milley, right, with Pakistani Army officer at the Khyber Pass Coordination Center in Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan, US Military Forces Cooperate in Border Region  Audio Clip Available
Intelligence analysts say that by neutralizing insurgents along border, they can prevent al-Qaida attacks in other parts of the world


South Korean AH-1S Cobra helicopter takes off during a drill at an army firing range in Yangpyeong, 28 Oct 2008 North Korea Threatens to Turn South Into 'Debris'  Audio Clip Available
Pyongyang's anger revolves mainly around leaflets that have been launched into the North recently by human rights groups


U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (right) leaves federal court in Washington DC with his attorney after being convicted for lying about gifts he received from an oil contractor US Senator Found Guilty of Lying About Gifts
US Senator Ted Stevens is convicted for lying about $250,000 in gifts he received from an oil contractor, including improvements on his Alaska home


Hmong refugees in Thailand border detention center (File) Rights Group Calls on Laos to Release Information on Hmong Protest Leaders  Audio Clip Available
Human Rights Watch says eight protest leaders and their families were sent back to Laos


Religious festival at Sveti Tskhoveli, Georgia Georgians Contemplate Future Five Years After Rose Revolution  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Life returns to normal in most of Georgia, two months after conflict with Russia; but scars of war are still fresh in people's minds


Bud Selig, center, talks to reporters during press conference after postponing World Series Game 5, 27 Oct 2008 Rain Suspends World Series Game 5  Audio Clip Available
Phillies, Rays tied 2-all in sixth inning when field conditions ruled unplayable


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