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Updated : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:08:12 GMT

Asia, Europe markets sink after Wall Street plunge (AP)

Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 319.05 to close the morning session at 12,238.61. At one point, the Nikkei index lost 371.19. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)AP - Asian stock markets plunged Friday in the wake of a sell-off on Wall Street amid mounting concerns about a slump the U.S. economy and its impact on the global economy. European shares also opened lower.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:06:44 GMT

Detroit mayor, soon off to jail, talks of comeback (AP)

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick standing with his wife Carlita, addresses the media in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. Kilpatrick took responsibility for his actions Thursday, hours after resigning as part of plea deals in two criminal cases, and left the door open for a return to public life. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)AP - Only hours after agreeing to resign and serve time in jail as part of plea deal, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick expressed regret for the scandal that has engulfed the city and left the door open for a return to public life.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:11:36 GMT

McCain accepts party's nomination, promises jobs (Reuters)

Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin wave to supporters at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 4, 2008. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)Reuters - Republican John McCain cast himself as an independent-minded reformer on Thursday, vowed "change is coming" if he is elected president and promised to create millions of jobs by developing new energy sources.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:19:58 GMT

Detroit mayor pleads guilty, to leave office (Reuters)

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (L) stands with his attorney Juan Mateo in Wayne County Circuit Court as he accepts a plea agreement and resigns from office in Detroit, Michigan September 4, 2008. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)Reuters - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty on Thursday to obstruction of justice in a plea agreement that forces him from office and caps a scandal that had threatened to spill over into the U.S. presidential campaign in a key battleground state.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 01:34:05 GMT

'Broken man' Abramoff gets 4 years in prison (AP)

In this Jan. 3, 2006 file photo, lobbyist Jack Abramoff leaves Federal Court in Washington. From the time Jack Abramoff began cooperating with the FBI, the once powerful lobbyist knew the day would come when he would have to answer for a lifestyle of trading expensive gifts for political favors. 'I have been thinking about this moment literally for years,' the disgraced power broker wrote a federal judge Wednesday about his sentencing. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)AP - Broken and disgraced, lobbyist Jack Abramoff will spend four years in prison for his role in a corruption scandal that upended Washington politics and contributed to the Republicans' loss of Congress in 2006.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:17:06 GMT

Southeast braces for Hanna as Ike strengthens (AP)

This image provided by NOAA was taken at 12:01 a.m. EDT Friday Sept. 5, 2008. Tropical Storm Hanna can be seen chugging just east of the Bahamas headed toward the Atlantic coast, where it could bring high winds and rain from South Carolina to Maine. At 11 p.m. EDT, its center was 540 miles south of Wilmington, N.C., and was moving northwest at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds near 65 mph. Rain and wind from Hanna could start as early as Friday night in the South, where some residents shuttered houses and stocked up on food and sandbags, coastal parks closed, and schools canceled events and changed sports schedules. Tropical storm watches and warnings were issued from Georgia to near Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/NOAA) .AP - Some Southeastern states declared emergencies and officials urged residents to head inland Thursday as Tropical Storm Hanna headed toward the Atlantic coast, where it could bring high winds and rain from South Carolina to Maine.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:03:53 GMT

Growth fears hit world stocks (Reuters)

Investors nap in front of an electronic board showing the stock information at a brokerage firm in Wuhan, Hubei province September 3, 2008. (Stringer/Reuters)Reuters - A wave of risk aversion hit financial markets on Friday, pushing world stocks to their lowest in more than two years, and knocking European currencies and oil as fears about the slowing global economy intensified.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:31:53 GMT

Cheney visits Ukraine divided on NATO (Reuters)

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney (L) meets Ukraine's Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Kiev, September 5, 2008. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin (UKRAINE)Reuters - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney discusses the Georgia crisis on Friday with Ukrainian leaders, whose country is deeply divided over NATO membership and distracted by a domestic political crisis.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:40:12 GMT

Djokovic, angered by Roddick, beats him at US Open (AP)

Andy Roddick, of the United States, throws his racquet in his quarterfinal match with Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)AP - That litany of health issues Novak Djokovic dealt with earlier in the week hip, ankle, stomach and more seemed a tad humorous to Andy Roddick.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:39:19 GMT

Hurricane Ike threatens Bahamas, Hanna toll grows (Reuters)

Hurricane Ike in a satellite image taken September 4, 2008. Hurricane Ike strengthened rapidly into an fiercely dangerous Category 4 hurricane in the open Atlantic on Wednesday and Tropical Storm Hanna intensified to a lesser degree as it swirled over the Bahamas toward the southeast U.S. Coast. (NOAA/Handout/Reuters)Reuters - Powerful Hurricane Ike weakened slightly as it charged across the Atlantic toward the Bahamas and the United States on Thursday while Tropical Storm Hanna's death toll from floods in Haiti grew to 136.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 00:19:22 GMT

Suspected U.S. drone attack kills 5 in Pakistan (Reuters)

This file picture shows a Pakistani tribesman watching a military operation in Miranshah. At least three children were killed Friday when missiles fired by an unmanned aircraft hit a house in a Pakistani tribal border area, officials said.(AFP/File/Thir Khan)Reuters - Five Islamist militants were killed on Friday in a missile attack by a suspected U.S. drone in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, in a stepped up campaign against militants near the Afghan border.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:45:55 GMT

Pakistan lawmakers to choose Musharraf replacement (AP)

Pakistani NGO activists protest against recent honour killings in Babakot village, in Quetta September 4, 2008. Pakistan ordered an investigation on Monday into the killing of five women who rights groups say were shot and buried alive because three of them wanted to marry men of their choice. The killings have produced shock and outrage even in a country inured to the murder of women by male relatives in the name of family honour in conservative, rural areas where tribal traditions hold sway. REUTERS/Rizwan Saeed (PAKISTAN)AP - The real question in Pakistan's presidential election is not who the winner will be but whether the new leader will be any more successful than his predecessor in tackling extremism and economic malaise.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:18:40 GMT

Oil power Angola holds landmark election (AFP)

A poster of the leader of MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) Jose Eduardo dos Santos and ruling President of Angola is seen on a campaing billboard in downtown Luanda, on September 4. The former Portuguese colony is going for elections on September 5, for the first time since the civil war in 1992.(AFP/Francisco Leong)AFP - Angolans voted Friday in their first peacetime elections with the ruling leftwing MPLA expected to keep a firm grip on the war ravaged new oil power while the opposition said the poll is unfair.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:08:24 GMT

McCain vows to fight for change in nomination speech (AFP)

Will McCain's shift to right alienate the center?(AFP/AFPTV)AFP - John McCain vowed to fight for America as long as he draws breath, in a patriotic pledge to bring political change as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:25:58 GMT

Polish prosecutors probe possible CIA jail (Reuters)

A guard shuts the gate to the airport in Szymany in northeastern Poland in this file 2005 picture. Human Rights Watch identified the airport as a potential site of alleged CIA prisons used to interrogate al Qaeda captives. Poland strongly denied it was hosting such facilities. (FORUM/Tomasz Marek/Reuters)Reuters - The Polish prosecutor's office is investigating allegations that there was a CIA prison in Poland where al Qaeda suspects were questioned and guards might have used methods close to torture, the prime minister's top adviser said on Friday.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:48:10 GMT

Giants kick off Super Bowl defense with win (AP)

New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning, left, dives for a touchdown past Washington Redskins' Rocky McIntosh during the first half of an NFL football game at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)AP - The New York Giants won the Super Bowl with defense and they kicked off defense of that title with more of the same.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:41:19 GMT

McCain, Obama pitted in 8-week contest of 'change' (AP)

Republican presidential candidate John McCain waves to the crowed as he goes on stage at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)AP - Republican presidential nominee John McCain, buoyed by a unifying GOP convention and the spark of running mate Sarah Palin, plunged into a competitive, eight-week struggle with Democrat Barack Obama over which party can best bring change to Washington.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:09:51 GMT

Iraq seeks to buy 36 F-16 fighters from U.S.: report (Reuters)
Reuters - The Iraqi government is seeking to buy 36 advanced F-16 fighters from the U.S., American military officials familiar with the request told the Wall Street Journal.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:32:47 GMT

Rice set to make history in Libya (AP)

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice waves as she arrives to meet with Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates Thursday, Sept. 4 2008, at the Sao Bento palace in Lisbon, ahead of a trip to North Africa that will take her to Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)AP - When Condoleezza Rice spends a few hours in Libya and shakes hands with Moammar Gadhafi, she will close a nearly three-decade era of bitter animosity between the United States and the North African nation that has sometimes gotten personal.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:17:56 GMT

Stand Up to Cancer telethon takes over network TV (AP)

In this May 28, 2008 file photo, CBS 'Evening News' anchor Katie Couric, center, NBC 'Nightly News' anchor Brian Williams, left, and ABC 'World News' anchor Charles Gibson, right, are interviewed on the NBC 'Today' show in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)AP - After seeing what "An Inconvenient Truth" did for environmental awareness, Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin wanted to make a documentary about cancer, a disease she has fought since 2004.

Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:08:12 GMT

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