Thursday, October 30, 2008

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An ice sculpture entitled 'Main Street Meltdown,' in New York, 29 Oct 2008 New Report Indicates US Recession
US Department of Commerce information shows sharp change in Gross Domestic Product, consumer spending


People carry a seriously wounded man near a blast site in Gauhati, India, 30 Oct 2008 Serial Bomb Blasts Rock India's Assam State
Government confirms at least 12 separate blasts, 50 people killed; ULFA militant separatist group denies involvement


Mourners cry near the bodies of two women allegedly killed last night by a group of Congolese soldiers after looting their house in the Katindo neighborhood of Goma, 30 Oct 2008 Overnight Looting, Killings Reported in Congolese City
Residents of eastern city of Goma say troops retreating from rebel advance looted, killed and raped women in city


Pakistani people warm themselves next to their tents after an earthquake in Ziarat, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) south of Quetta, Pakistan, 30 Oct 2008 Pakistan Quake Survivors Bury Dead, Brace For Winter  Audio Clip Available
Rescue workers still trying to determine extent of damage in rugged, mountainous area of Baluchistan Province


Scene of suicide bombing in Kabul, 30 Oct 2008 Taliban Claims Responsibility for Kabul Suicide Bomb
Militants say attack targeted foreign advisers inside Information and Culture Ministry; at least 20 wounded in blast


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, <L) and former President Bill Clinton wave after addressing supporters at a rally in Kissimmee, Fla., 29 Oct 2008 Clinton Joins Obama Campaign  Audio Clip Available
After weeks of campaigning on behalf of Senator Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton finally shares stage with Democratic candidate, at event in central Florida


Syrian protesters gather at Youssef al-Azmi square during a demonstration against the US raid on a village near the Syrian-Iraqi border last Monday, in Damascus, Syria, 30 Oct 2008 Thousands of Syrians Protest US Raid  Audio Clip Available
Armed Syrian riot police protect US Embassy in Damascus as tens of thousands of people demonstrate against American raid that targeted al-Qaida weapons smuggler


Muslim protesters shout anti-pornography slogans during a rally outside the parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 29 Oct. 2008 Indonesia Approves Controversial  Anti-Pornography Law  Audio Clip Available
Critics argue legal document could be used against minority Christian and Hindu populations and threatens nation's tradition of tolerance and diversity


Steung Meanchey dump on outskirts of Phnom Penh Cambodian Garbage Scavengers Face Deadly Health Risks  Audio Clip Available
Some 2,000 workers, including about 600 children, sift through garbage at Steung Meanchey landfill; government plans to close site


Philadelphia Phillies hold up the World Series trophy after winning Game 5 in Philadelphia, 29 Oct 2008 Phillies Win World Series  Audio Clip Available
Philadelphia edges Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in game that had been suspended Monday night because of rain


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