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President-elect Barack Obama answers a question during a news conference in Chicago, 7 Nov. 2008 Obama Promises Swift Action on Economy
US president-elect says his administration will immediately begin efforts to restore economy when he is sworn into office January 20


President-elect Obama with Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and Vice President-elect Joe Biden during a meeting with his economic advisory team in Chicago, 7 Nov. 2008 Obama Moves Quickly to Staff Administration  Audio Clip Available
Political analysts say transition to new administration particularly important with US facing economic emergency, wars in Iraq, Afghanistan


Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani  (file photo) Iran Criticizes Obama for Comment on Nuclear Program
Iranian state media (IRNA) quotes parliament speaker as saying US president-elect's remark signifies pursuit of same 'erroneous US policy of past'


Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit (r) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a meeting after her arrival in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 08 Nov 2008 Secretary of State Rice to Meet Lavrov, Other Quartet Participants  Audio Clip Available
Group to hear progress report from Israeli and Palestinian negotiators; expected to affirm support for continuing negotiations


Richard Boucher (file photo) US Official: Taliban Tactics Deliberately Endanger Afghan Civilians
Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher says Taliban fighters also adopting more terrorist-like tactics to undermine trust in government


Scene at school collapse in Haiti, 7 Nov 2008 75 Killed in Haiti School Collapse
Church-run 'La Promesse' school in Petionville caved in heap of cement slabs, steel rods, destroying nearby residences


Thailand's deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra (2nd-R) and his wife Pojaman (L) leave court in Bangkok, 31 Jul 2008 Britain Revokes Thailand's Ousted PM's Visa
Media reports say British Embassy in Bangkok sent e-mail to airlines advising them not to transport Thaksin Shinawatra, his wife to Britain from any port


Bolivia's President Evo Morales waves to supporters during a political rally in La Paz, 5 Nov 2008 US Calls Bolivian Drug Charges Absurd  Audio Clip Available
Morales charges DEA encouraged drug trafficking instead of fighting it


Tusks are displayed in Windhoek at the first legal auction of elephant tusks in nearly a decade, 28 Oct 2008 Ivory Auctions in Southern Africa Raise Over $15 Million  Audio Clip Available
Funds to support African elephant conservation, local communities


Covers James Taylor 'Covers' Wide Musical Ground on Latest Release  Audio Clip Available
Singer known for reinventing classics


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