Monday, October 06, 2008

In the News: Oct-06

Bush aides win delay for congressional testimony - 6 Oct 2008 at 2:27pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court has ruled that two of President Bush's top aides do not have to cooperate with a congressional investigation about the firings of nine federal prosecutors in 2006.

New surveillance program will turn military satellites on US - October 05, 2008 8:15:00 PM - The National Applications Office is meant to coordinate the use of military spy satellites to watch the US, but the GAO warns that more privacy checks are needed. Congress has given the NAO a qualified go-ahead, barring cooperation with law enforcement... for now.

Panic grips world stock markets - 6 Oct 2008 at 8:28am - LONDON (AFP) - World stock markets plummeted on Monday, striking four-year lows, as panic-stricken investors doubted whether a Wall Street bailout package would stem the global financial crisis.

U.S. to allies: Fight in Afghanistan or write check - 6 Oct 2008 at 8:02am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has asked Japan and NATO allies who have refused to send troops to Afghanistan to pay the estimated $17 billion needed to build up the Afghan army, according to U.S. defense officials.

IRAQ: Over 400 confirmed cholera cases so far - October 06, 2008 3:27:00 PM - BAGHDAD, 6 October 2008 (IRIN) - The number of confirmed cholera cases has risen to 418 in central and southern Iraq, with six dead since an outbreak began on 20 August, a government spokesman said on 5 October.

Thought for the day:
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. -Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953)


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