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Iraqi reporter throws shoes at Bush
An Iraqi reporter threw his shoes at visiting US President George W. Bush and called him a "dog" in Arabic during a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Sunday.
- Military jet crashes in California neighborhood
A US Marine Corps F-18 fighter-bomber crashed into a residential area in Southern California city of San Diego on Monday, destroying two houses and killing three people on the ground, officials said.
- China, US end 5th SED with 'important consensus'
China and the United States concluded their fifth strategic economic dialogue on Friday morning, a few hours earlier than schedule.
- Hostage still held in hotels in Mumbai
A hostage crisis continued in Mumbai, India, with over 10 hostages still in Taj Hotel and another 100 people being believed to be trapped in Oberoi Hotel, police said Friday.
- Somali pirates hijack Saudi Arabian-owned oil tanker
Somali pirates have hijacked a Saudi Arabian-owned oil tanker, the largest vessel ever seized, loaded with crude and carrying 25 crew members off the Kenyan coast, a regional maritime official said on Monday.
- Obama, Bush wrap up talks at White House
US President-elect Barack Obama and the outgoing President George W. Bush wrapped up their talks at the White House Monday, without making any comments to the public.
- Obama: Change has come to America
US President-elect Barack Obama said at a huge rally in Chicago, Illinois Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning that "change has come to America."
- China launches telecom satellite for Venezuela
China successfully sent a Venezuelan telecommunication satellite into space on the early morning of Thursday.
- Hu meets leaders coming to attend ASEM
Chinese President Hu Jintao met in Beijing with Asian and European leaders who come to attend the seventh Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to be held on October 24 to 25.
- Russia launches spacecraft with sixth space tourist
A Russian carrier rocket blasted off from a central Asia launching pad on Sunday, sending the crew members for the International Space Station (ISS) and the sixth space tourist.
- Obama, McCain face off in second debate
US presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain clashed on on how to lead the country out of economic downturn in their second round of debate Tuesday night at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
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