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President-elect Barack Obama smiles as he gives his victory speech in Chicago's Grant Park, 04 Nov 2008 White House Gears Up For Bush-Obama Talks  Audio Clip Available
Despite their differences on matters of policy, President Bush and President-elect Obama are going out of their way to stress their willingness to cooperate during the transition period


Nine-year-old Abdulla Mohammed is helped by a medic in a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, 10 Nov 20088 28 Killed in Bomb Attacks in Iraqi Capital
Also today, Iraqi police say female suicide bomber attacked security checkpoint in Diyala province capital, Baquba, killing four people and wounding 14 others


Donald Rumsfeld  (3 June, 2006) NY Times: US Conducts Secret Operations Against Al-Qaida
The New York Times says an order by then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and approved by President Bush gives the military new authority to attack al-Qaida any place in the world, and to conduct operations in countries not at war with the United States


Khost Governor Arsala Jamal (File) 14 Afghans Killed in Clashes With US-Led Forces
Khost Governor Arsala Jamal says the 14 were security guards working for a road construction company


View of collapsed College Promesse Evangelique in Petionville, Haiti, 08 Nov 2008 Prospects for Survivors Dim Following Haitian School Collapse
90 killed, many students still missing; school owner arrested and is being questioned


Rebels examine their weapons in this handout picture released by The Liberation Tigers for Tamil Eeelam (LTTE) website Tamilnet (file photo) Sri Lanka Rebels Urged to Lay Down Arms Before Considering Truce  Audio Clip Available
Government says it cannot trust Tamil Tiger rebels 'with arms in their hands'; rebels reaffirm they are ready for truce


Dalai Lama, 25 Oct. 2008 China Blames Dalai Lama for Lack of Tibet Progress     Audio Clip Available
Government accuses exiled spiritual leader of ultimately seeking independence of Himalayan region         


Tomaz Augusto Salomao, Executive Secretary of Southern African Development Community, delivers a communiqué of Extraordinary Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 Nov 2008 Zimbabwe Summit Fails to Break Deadlock  Audio Clip Available
'We are dealing with an above normal circumstances,' says Tomaz Augusto Salomao, Executive Secretary of Southern African Development Community


The area of Darfur lies in the west of Sudan and it is as big as the country of France Egyptian Leader Visits Sudan to Discuss Darfur  Audio Clip Available
Analyst considers effectiveness of current peace efforts


Miriam Makeba performing in Castelvolturno, Italy, 09 Nov 2008 South African Singer Miriam Makeba Dies at 76
Singer best known as "Mama Africa" suffered heart attack after performance in Naples, Italy


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