Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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Family members stand near man who was injured in earthquake, at local hospital in Quetta, 29 Oct 2008 Strong Aftershock Rocks Pakistan Following Earthquake
At least 160 killed, thousands homeless following 6.4 magnitude tremor centered around Ziarat tourist district


Officers of the U.S. Federal Reserve stand watch in front of the Fed building in Washington, D.C., 29 Oct 2008 Central Banks to Cut Interest Rates
Move intended to boost economy by making it cheaper to borrow money


Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain urges his supporters to Economy Remains Focus in Final Days of US Election Campaign  Audio Clip Available
Both candidates focus on small group of states that hold key to victory on November 4


Eric Wagner US Hispanic Voters Favor Obama, But Turnout Will Be Key  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Hispanics compose fastest-growing ethnic minority in US, numbering more than 44 million people, but represent only about nine percent of total electorate


Mohamed Nasheed addresses media in Male, Maldives, 29 Oct 2008 Pro-Democracy Activist Wins Presidential Election in Maldives, Defeating Asia's Longest-Serving Leader  Audio Clip Available
Mohamed Nasheed promises to usher in more political freedom and root out corruption, which critics say was rampant under President Gayoom


Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Local Councils Seated, Despite Cabinet Dispute
But delay in agreeing on cabinet portfolios impacts negatively on Harare City Council's planning


South Korean AH-1S Cobra helicopter takes off during a drill at an army firing range in Yangpyeong, 28 Oct 2008 US, South Korean Troops Plan to Rehearse Massive Amphibious Landing 
Exercise focusing on simulated marine landing, comes at time when North Korea has sharpened its rhetoric against South


Bali Bombers from left, Imam Samudra, Ali Ghufron and Amrozi Nurhasyim (2007 file photo) Indonesia Steps Up Security Ahead of Bali Bombers Execution
Followers of Amrozi Nurhasyim, Imam Samudra, and Ali Ghufron, also known as Muhklas, vow to launch revenge attacks after executions take place


A person walks in front of a closed Citizens Bank Park with an umbrella in the rain, 28 Oct 2008 Bad Weather Forces Postponement of World Series Game 5 Again  Audio Clip Available
Heavy rain, high winds cause further 24 hour delay; game now set for Wednesday evening in Philadelphia


Youth activist Drew Chafetz works to help make safe places for kids to play football Young American Activist Helps to Build Safe Soccer Pitches for Children  Video clip available
Love.futbol co-founder Drew Chafetz, says his organization has built three pitches in Guatemala already, with plans for more


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