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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama greets supporters as he arrives at a rally in Highland, Indiana, 31Oct 2008 Obama, McCain Dash for Votes in Final Push
Democratic presidential candidate continues to hold lead over Republican rival, as they race through key states


President Bush makes a statement to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, 22 Oct 2008 Bush: National Election Example to the World
US president encouraging all Americans to vote in national elections Tuesday and prove to world that self-government can endure


Sen. Barack Obama speaks at a rally under the Gateway Arch at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, 18 Oct. 2008 Africans Watch US Elections With Great Interest  Audio Clip Available
Among those following presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama favored by far to defeat Republican John McCain in Tuesday's vote


Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown (file photo) British PM Urges Oil Rich Gulf States to Stabilize World Economy
Gordon Brown left London Saturday for four-day tour of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates


U.S. soldiers of the Third Platoon Delta Company 1-26 stand guard during a patrol in Narang district near Pakistani border in Kunar province eastern Afghanistan, 01 Nov 2008 US Forces Kill 19 Militants in Eastern Afghanistan Raids  Audio Clip Available
Military says troops conducting several raids targeting al-Qaida, Taliban and Haqqani militant networks


Defense Secretary Robert Gates (left) at change of command ceremony with Gen. David Petraeus, 31 Oct 2008 Gates Calls for More Coherent Afghan Strategy  Audio Clip Available
US secretary of defense believes General David Petraeus can help provide such approach


Zambian election observers look on as results are announced at election center in Lusaka, 31 Oct 2008 Zambia Opposition Leader Sata's Lead Narrows as Vote Count Continues  Audio Clip Available
Elections were called following death in August of late President Levy Mwanawasa from stroke


Internally Displaced People (IDP) leave Goma in direction to the improvised IDP's camp in Kibati, about 25 kilometers north of the provincial capital of Goma, 31 Oct 2008 Thousands of Congolese Refugees Flee to Uganda, Rwanda  Audio Clip Available
Rebel forces loyal to renegade leader Laurent Nkundu have made serious inroads into territory previously held by army of President Joseph Kabila around eastern town of Goma


Trader on New York Stock Exchange 14 Oct 2008 US Congress Hears Views on Domestic Impacts of Recession  Audio Clip Available
Lawmakers hear pros and cons of new economic stimulus package for US economy


Ken Medlock Energy Experts Question Rhetoric of Both Candidates in Presidential Election
Experts see promise in some proposals set forth by campaigns, but are less enthused about slogans


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