Monday, November 3, 2008

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Students wait in line to vote early at a campus polling site in Davis, California Early Voting Draws Millions in Key US States
Officials say more than 23 million have already cast ballots for next president in highly contested states


African American voters Political Experts Predict Large African American Turnout in the US Presidential Election  Video clip available
Experts say turnout is being driven by candidacy of Senator Barack Obama who is vying to become nation's first African-American president


U.S. Central Command Gen. David Petraeus, left, meets Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani in Islamabad, Pakistan, 3 Nov. 2008 US Commander  in Pakistan to Discusses Regional Security
Islamabad asks Top American general to stop US missile strikes in Pakistan


Afghan policemen search a car near the street where a Western aid worker was kidnapped, 03 Nov 2008 Foreign Aid Worker Kidnapped, Afghan Killed in Kabul
Authorities say two French nationals were walking down a street when three armed men tried to kidnap them


Stock prices on screen in downtown Budapest after Hungary reached agreement with IMF and EU on economic rescue package, 29 Oct 2008 European Union May Already Be in Recession
EU officials say the European economy shrank during one-three month period this year, and predict more declines


Foreigners shop on a street in downtown Seoul, South Korea,  2008 South Korea to Spend Nearly $11 Billion to Stimulate Economy
Government says $4 billion is earmarked for infrastructure projects, rest of funds allocated to provide relief for small and medium-sized businesses


Injured men are transported to Ibn al-Nafees hospital, after a bomb explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, 03 Nov. 2008 Twin Bombings Kill Six in Baghdad
Authorities say about 20 others, including 10 police officers, have been wounded in the near simultaneous blasts


Tidal waves wash through houses at Maddampegama, about 60 kilometers south of Colombo Australia Sets Up New Tsunami Warning System
New center, located in Melbourne, will provide regional monitoring system for 29 countries on Indian Ocean rim


People ride a boat to go through a flooded street in Hanoi, Vietnam, 03 Nov 2008 54 Dead in Vietnam Flooding
Heavy rains affected tens of thousands of people in Vietnam, China; many people missing


[insert caption here] Magazine Calls on New US President to Have National AIDS Strategy  Audio Clip Available
POZ Magazine says more than one million Americans are HIV positive, many don't know they're infected


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