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President Bush and Treasury Secretary Paulson (c) participate in Summit on Financial Markets and World Economy in Washington, 15 Nov 2008 World Leaders Holding Emergency Financial Market Summit in Washington
Group of 20 summit likely to agree on action plan to bolster slowing world economy

IMF logo Pakistan: IMF to Provide $7.6 Billion Loan
Top economic advisor Shaukat Tareen says loan will prevent Pakistan from defaulting on foreign debt

President-elect Barack Obama (Nov 2008 file photo) Obama Urges Congress Act to Swiftly on Economic Crisis
US president-elect says if Congress does not pass economic rescue plan, he will make it first order of business as president

A Los Angeles County fire department helicopter drops water during a wildfire that destroyed several homes in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles, 15 Nov 2008 Residents of California Evacuate as Fire Rages
Wildfires roar through residential areas in south of state

French Pres. Nicolas Sarkozy, left, and Russian Pres. Dmitry Medvedev walk in Nice during the EU-Russia summit, 14 Nov 2008 EU, Russia Resume Security Talks  Audio Clip Available
French President Nicolas Sarkozy urges Russia, US to freeze missile deployments until mid-2009 security talks

A U.S. soldier watches as black smoke rises in the city of Mosul, northwest of Baghdad, 14 Nov 14 2008 UN: Iraqi Provincial Elections on Track for January  Audio Clip Available
UN envoy warns violence, spoilers could derail vote

Palestinian workers turn away woman seeking food aid at UN food distribution center in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, 15 Nov 2008 UN Agency Halts Food Aid in Gaza after Israel Shuts Border
Humanitarian crisis looming in Gaza Strip, after new wave of Israeli-Palestinian fighting

The Dalai Lama of Tibet speaking in New Delhi, India (03 Nov 2007) Tibetan Exiles Ponder Fate at India Conference  Audio Clip Available
Spiritual leader Dalai Lama calls six-day meeting after failing to make progress in negotiations with China

Bostwana's former President Festus Mogae (file photo) Good Governance Award Given to Botswana's Former President  Audio Clip Available
Festus Mogae has been trailblazer in fight against HIV virus, champion of environment

Shuttle Endeavor lifts off on trip to space station, 14 Nov 2008 US Space Shuttle Endeavor Heads for Space Station  Audio Clip Available
Shuttle carrying seven astronauts, components to increase living space on space station

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