New World Updates
Monday Sept. 29, 2008
PETER HITCHENS: How China has created a new slave empire in Africa
I think I am probably going to die any minute now. An inflamed, deceived mob of about 50 desperate men are crowding round the car, some trying to turn it over, others beating at it with large rocks, all yelling insults and curses.
Breakdown of the final bailout bill
Section-by-section breakdown of the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008," otherwise known as the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill.
Palin giving back tainted money
VP candidate to donate to charity over $1,000 from gubernatorial campaign
Gov. Sarah Palin, touted by Republican presidential nominee John McCain as a reformer when he picked her to be his running mate, says she will donate to charity more than $1,000 in campaign contributions from two Alaska politicians implicated in a federal corruption probe.
Death toll from floods in Vietnam reaches 33
Floods triggered by Typhoon Hagupit have killed at least 33 people and left five others missing as rescuers struggled to provide relief aid to isolated villages, disaster officials said Sunday.
Chavez says crisis-hit U.S. needs new constitution
Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez said on Saturday it was the capitalist system that had caused the financial crisis in the United States and the country should come up with a new constitution.
Arrest in Girl Scout's 33-Year-Old Murder Jolts City
For 33 days, Nashville wondered what happened to a 9-year-old Girl Scout who disappeared while out delivering cookies.
Controversial pastor shuts down his church
A once prominent leader in the charismatic movement has been forced to shut down his church in the wake of a radical change in his theological beliefs.
Israel asked US for green light to bomb nuclear sites in Iran
Israel gave serious thought this spring to launching a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites but was told by President George W Bush that he would not support it and did not expect to revise that view for the rest of his presidency, senior European diplomatic sources have told the Guardian.
HK police arrest 11 for spreading rumors about AIG
Hong Kong police arrest 11 for spreading rumors AIG is selling Asian subsidiary
Hong Kong police said Friday they have arrested 11 people in connection with a forged letter that claimed troubled U.S. insurance giant American International Group Inc. was selling its Asian subsidiary.