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US Army soldiers walk under the Iraq's Cabinet Approves Security Pact With US  Audio Clip Available
Pact will allow US forces to remain in Iraq until end of 2011


Palestinians evacuate the body of a Palestinian militant into Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Sunday 16 Nov. 2008, following an Israeli airstrike Israeli Air Strike Kills More Palestinians in Gaza  Audio Clip Available
Israeli forces have killed at least 15 Palestinian fighters, while militant groups have fired numerous rockets, missiles and mortars across the border


Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during press conference at presidential palace in Kabul, 05 Nov 2008 Afghan President Guarantees Taliban Founder's Safety for Peace Talks  Audio Clip Available
Since 2001, Mullah Omar has been an international fugitive with a $10 million bounty for sheltering al-Qaida leaders


British PM Gordon Brown seen during meeting as part of the G-20 summit on the global financial crisis in Washington, 15 Nov 2008 Washington Financial Summit Promises to Renew Efforts to Expand Trade
British PM Gordon Brown says 'We will refrain from erecting new barriers to investment and trade for the next 12 months'


Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the World Economic Forum India summit, Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi 16 Nov. 2008 Kissinger says Hillary Clinton Would Be Outstanding Diplomat  Audio Clip Available
The elder statesman, who served in Republican administrations, says if President-elect Obama chooses Mrs. Clinton it would show 'great courage' on his part


UN special envoy, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, right, is greeted by CNDP rebel leader Laurent Nkunda, in Jomba, east Congo, near the Uganda border, 16 Nov 2008 UN Envoy Meets Rebels as New Fighting Flares in DRC
UN says fighting broke out just hours before the envoy, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, began discussions with rebel leader Laurent Nkunda


Somali interirm President Abdullahi Yusuf (file  photo) Somali President Says Government Near Collapse
Remarks by President Abdullahi Yusuf late Saturday followed the capture of several key towns in recent days by Islamist militant groups


A brush fire burns in Yorba Linda California, 15 Nov 2008 California Wildfires Destroy Hundreds of Homes
Thousands of residents evacuated during fires that Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa described worst in a decade


Shuttle Endevour being moved to launch pad (file photo) Endeavour to Dock With Space Station Sunday
Endeavour's seven astronauts to deliver two new sleeping units, a bathroom, a kitchenette and exercise equipment


South African musician Hugh Masikela plays a trumpet in tribute to South African singing legend Miriam Makeba, at a memorial service in Johannesburg Hundreds Attend Memorial for "Mama Africa"
Miriam Makebra died in Italy earlier this month


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