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B. 09-03 U.S. troops attack in Pakistan South Waziristan, Tribal Areas
2. 09-05 Rice meets with Libya leader Libya
3. 09-06 Bhutto widower is new president Pakistan
E. 09-07 US takes over key mortgage firms Washington
5. 09-09 Kim missing from parade Pyongyang, North Korea
09-10 'Big Bang' experiment starts well Switzerland
H. 09-10 2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela Libertador, Venezuela
8. 09-11 Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador Venezuela
J. 09-12 Judge throws out Zuma charges Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Summary.     Click for More > 2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador Judge throws out Zuma charges 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight trai... Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast No survivors in jetliner crash Death toll from landslide reaches 254  Rescue workers continue to recover more bodie from a mud and rock slide that occurred at an unlicensed mine Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
U.S. troops attack in Pakistan Rice meets with Libya leader   Bhutto widower is new president   Asif Ali Zardari, 53, had been the front-runner in the race to replace former President Musharraf US takes over key mortgage firms  US financial officials have outlined plans for the government to take over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the largest bail-outs in US history   Kim missing from parade   There is growing speculation about the health of Kim Jong-il, 66, after he failed to attend a huge martial parade in Pyongyang 'Big Bang' experiment starts well
Sep.1  Japan  Beleaguered PM Fukuda resigns
 New Orleans  Gustav slams into Gulf Coast
 San Francisco Bay Area  Google unveils free browser Chrome
 New Orleans  Gustav evacuees urged to stay away
Sep.2  Moscow  Russia praises EU over sanctions
Sep.3  Pakistan  PM's motorcade attacked
  Tribal Areas
 Minnesota  Palin makes convention debut
Sep.4  Georgia  Cheney: Georgia will be in our alliance
 Minnesota  McCain vows to shake up Washington
Sep.5   Libya
 Haiti  'Hundreds' killed by storm
Sep.6   Pakistan
 Cairo  Hundreds feared trapped in rockslide
 Caribbean  Caribbean lashed by Hurricane Ike
Sep.7   Washington
 Jerusalem  Olmert 'should be indicted'
 New York  Serena Williams wins U.S. Open
 Cuba  Ike makes landfall as Category 3 hurricane
Sep.8  New York  Federer beats Murray for 5th U.S. Open
 Angola  Rivals accept MPLA victory
 China  Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi
Sep.9   North Korea
 Washington  Bush reshuffles war-zone troops
 Cuba  Ike bears down on Cuba again
 Austria  Oil falls as Opec ministers meet
 Geneva  Giant particle collider set to start
Sep.10   Switzerland
  Scientists have hailed a successful switch-on for an enormous experiment which will recreate the conditions a few moments after the Bang
  Venezuela
 Lebanon  Lawmaker killed in blast
 Pakistan  Pakistan orders end to foreign incursions
 Northern Japan  Major quakes hit Japan and Indonesia
Sep.11   Venezuela
 Zimbabwe  Rivals agree unity deal
 France  Fire breaks out in channel tunnel
Sep.12   South Africa
 Houston  Texas officials: Too late to flee Ike
  Los Angeles
Sep.13   Houston
 New Delhi  Delhi shopping areas hit by bombs
  Ural
Sep.14   China
 Bolivia  Morales struggling to control Bolivia
  New York
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis
 The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history
Sep.15   Zimbabwe   Rivals sign power-share deal  President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai set aside deep differences to sign a deal intended to end the violent crisis  Baghdad  Gates arrives to oversee command change  Japan  Lehman collapse hits Asian shares Sep.16   New York World markets continue to slide  In the first hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was down 41.85, or 0.38%, to 10,875.66. It fell as much as 175 in the opening minutes  Bolivia  Governor arressted after 30 killed  Washington  US government rescues insurer AIG Sep.17  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote  United Kingdom  Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal  Yemen  Al Qaeda blamed for U.S. Embassy attack   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group.    1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses includi...
 New York  Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling  Jerusalem  Livni claims win in Kadima vote  Southern Iraq  7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash Sep.18  Global  Central banks moves cheer markets  China  Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.19  Global  Global markets post massive gains   Washington   Bush hails financial rescue plan  President George W Bush : The US is set to take 'unprecedented measures' to tackle the crisis gripping US financial markets  China  'All-out effort' for babies Sep.20   Pakistan Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel  China  Fire at club leaves 43 dead Sep.21   South Africa Mbeki resigns as president  Thabo Mbeki has formally resigned, a day after accepting a call by the governing African National Congress to resign   Jerusalem Israeli PM Olmert declares intent to resign  New York  US banks make shock status switch Sep.22  West Pakistan  Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'  Global  Shares slide amid bail-out fears  Jerusalem  President taps Livni to form government Sep.23   Finland School gunman kills nine   Matti Juhani Saari has killed 9 people at a college before shooting himself and later dying in hospital. He posted a video of himself firing...   Global China's tainted milk scare spreads globally  African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis spreads  South Africa  11 ministers resign Sep.24   North Korea Nuclear plant seals removed  Baghdad  Deal over province elections  Washington  Bush: Bail-out 'vital to easing crisis' Sep.25  Washington  US rivals in economy crisis talks  South Africa  Motlanthe elected president   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Sep.26  Washington  Bailout talks implode   Southern U.S. McCain and Obama spar in first debate  Syria  Damascus blast kills at least 17 Sep.27   China Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk  A Chinese astronaut has completed his country's first-ever spacewalk as part of a program that is starting to rival the U.St. and Russia  Connecticut  Paul Newman dies at 83 Sep.28  U.S. Congress  US lawmakers publish rescue deal  Ecuador  Correa heads toward charter win Sep.29   Egypt Kidnapped European tourists freed  New York  Dow closed down 777 points  House of Representatives  $700 billion bailout package failed  Japan  Asian markets fall on U.S. bailout failure Sep.30  India  Temple stampede kills 147  Georgia  EU monitors begin Georgia mission


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USA
Palin makes convention debut
McCain vows to shake up Washington
Bush hails financial rescue plan
McCain and Obama spar in first debate
$700 billion bailout package failed
US takes over key mortgage firms
Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
World markets continue to slide
Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling
Bush hails financial rescue plan
US banks make shock status switch
Dow closed down 777 points
$700 billion bailout package failed
Gustav slams into Gulf Coast
Gustav evacuees urged to stay away
24 killed, 135 injured in train collision
Texas officials: Too late to flee Ike
Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast
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Bush reshuffles war-zone troops
Arab Countries
Rice meets with Libya leader
Gates arrives to oversee command change
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Hundreds feared trapped in rockslide
7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash
Lawmaker killed in blast
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
Kidnapped European tourists freed
Gates arrives to oversee command change
7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
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Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
World markets continue to slide
Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling
US banks make shock status switch
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Pakistan
Bhutto widower is new president
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PM's motorcade attacked
Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel
U.S. troops attack in Pakistan
Pakistan orders end to foreign incursions
Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'
Southern Africa
Rivals agree unity deal
Rivals sign power-share deal
Mbeki resigns as president
Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote
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Judge throws out Zuma charges
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Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi
Death toll from landslide reaches 254
3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
Tests find liquid milk tainted
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Washington
Bush hails financial rescue plan
$700 billion bailout package failed
US takes over key mortgage firms
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Sep.1   Japan  
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 Thailand  Bangkok under state of emergency
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Sep.2   Moscow
 Florida  Trio of storms stirs up Atlantic
 Minnesota  Bush backs McCain for president
 Bihar  India mounts mammoth rescue effort


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Sep.3   Pakistan
  Tribal Areas  
  A senior U.S. official: U.S. military forces landed at a compound to battle targets linked to recent attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan
  Minnesota     Palin makes convention debut   John McCain's running mate has walked on stage to a rapturous reception to deliver a key speech at the Republican convention

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Sep.4   Georgia Cheney: Georgia will be in our alliance
 Haiti  Rescuers can't get aid to flooded town   Minnesota     McCain vows to shake up Washington   John McCain said he's prepared to reach across the aisle to get the country 'back on the road to prosperity and peace'

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Sep.5  Ukraine  U.S. risks Russia row with Ukraine backing  Congo  All bodies from plane crash found  Haiti  Flooded Haitians 'in dire need'   Libya     Rice meets with Libya leader
  Secretary of State met with Moammar Gadhafi, who asked for the latest news on the hurricanes plaguing U.S. coasts in recent weeks.    Rice: The first one was not as bad as feared, but there are two more coming. It's the ...
  Haiti   'Hundreds' killed by storm   Almost 500 bodies have been found in the port city of Gonaives after floodwaters caused by recent storms receded  New York  Serena, Jankovic advance to final  Washington  U.S. may pull nuclear deal to punish Russia  Pakistan  Pakistan votes for new president

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Sep.6   Pakistan     Bhutto widower is new president
  Asif Ali Zardari, 53, had been the front-runner in the race to replace former President Musharraf
 The election was by lawmakers in the two houses of the National Assembly and in the four provincial assemblies. Zardari received 281 votes. Retired Chief Justice Siddiqui received 111 votes and Senator Mushahid Hussein received 34
  Cairo Hundreds feared trapped in rockslide  Armenia  Protests greet Turkish president  New York  Federer sweeps past lackluster Djokovic  Caribbean  Hurricane Ike threatens islands  Haiti  Haiti struggles as another storm looms   Caribbean Caribbean lashed by Hurricane Ike

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Sep.7   Washington   US takes over key mortgage firms
  US financial officials have outlined plans for the government to take over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the largest bail-outs in US history
  Jerusalem Olmert 'should be indicted'  Croatia  At least 14 tourists killed in bus crash  New York  Murray stuns No. 1 Nadal   New York Serena Williams wins U.S. Open   Cuba Ike makes landfall as Category 3 hurricane  Japan  Asian Markets jump on US mortgage deal

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Sep.8  Moscow  Russians 'agree Georgia deadline'   New York     Federer beats Murray for 5th U.S. Open  Roger Federer easily beat Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to win his fifth consecutive U.S. Open and 13th Grand Slam title   Angola Rivals accept MPLA victory
  China Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi  Sri Lanka  S Lanka 'shoots down rebel plane'  New Orleans  Mayor fears city too weary to flee Ike

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Sep.9   North Korea     Kim missing from parade
Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  There is growing speculation about the health of Kim Jong-il, 66, after he failed to attend a huge martial parade in Pyongyang
  Washington     Bush reshuffles war-zone troops  US President has ordered the withdrawal of about 8,000 troops from Iraq by February and the dispatch of additional forces to Afghanistan   Cuba   Ike bears down on Cuba again  Hurricane skimmed along the southern coast, battering the island nation with near 80-mph winds, high surf and torrential rains  Austria  Saudis: No need to cut OPEC output   Austria     Oil falls as Opec ministers meet  Brent crude has fallen below $100 for the first time since April, as traders predict Opec will stick to current output levels  Haiti  In battered Haiti, desperation grows   Geneva Giant particle collider set to start

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Sep.10   Switzerland   'Big Bang' experiment starts well
  Scientists have hailed a successful switch-on for an enormous experiment which will recreate the conditions a few moments after the Bang
 North Korea  N.Korea denies Kim health 'conspiracies'  Southern Iran  '200 villages destroyed' by quake   Venezuela   2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela
Map of Libertador Venezuela
  The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield, from which they will carry out training flights for several day.    NATO fighters followed the bombers on 13-hour...
  Lebanon   Lawmaker killed in blast  Saleh Aridi, a member of the pro-Syrian opposition, has been killed in a car bombing south-east of the capital   Pakistan Pakistan orders end to foreign incursions   Northern Japan Major quakes hit Japan and Indonesia  Afghanistan  US to focus on Pakistani border

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Sep.11  Manhattan  US marks seventh 9/11 anniversary   Venezuela   Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador
  President Hugo Chavez said he is recalling his own ambassador from Washington and expelling the U.S. ambassador from Venezuela
  Zimbabwe     Rivals agree unity deal   The opposition leader Tsvangirai and President Mugabe to share power. Tsvangirai would be prime minister with Mugabe president   France   Fire breaks out in channel tunnel  Thousands of passengers and truckers are stranded in France and England after a fire broke out in the undersea tunnel linking the two countr...

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Sep.12   South Africa     Judge throws out Zuma charges
Map of Pietermaritzburg South Africa
  A judge has ruled that the prosecution against African National Congress President Jacob Zuma was invalid.    The judge is clearing the way for him to contest the presidential election early next year. Zuma was fa...
 Texas  Sea floods island   Houston Texas officials: Too late to flee Ike   Los Angeles   24 killed, 135 injured in train collision
  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight train
 Human error led to fatal train collision. The Metrolink train, packed with about 220 commuters, collided head-on with a Union Pacific train about in Chatsworth, a northwestern suburb of Los Angeles


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Sep.13   Houston   Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast
Map of Houston USA
  As Galveston's west end was deluged, Houston officials warned residents to stay put because it was no longer safe to try to escape.    Hurricane Ike has made landfall on the Gulf coast with winds of up to 110 mph...
  New Delhi   Delhi shopping areas hit by bombs   5 bombs have ripped through busy shopping areas of the capital, within minutes of each other, killing at least 18 people   Ural   No survivors in jetliner crash Map of Perm Russia
  The Boeing 737 carrying 88 people crashed early morning en route to Perm from Moscow when the pilots lost communication.    82 passengers -- including 7 children -- were on board, in addition to 6 crew members. Boeing is b...
 Texas  Rescuers search storm-hit Texas

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Sep.14   China   Death toll from landslide reaches 254
  Rescue workers continue to recover more bodie from a mud and rock slide that occurred at an unlicensed mine
 New York  Barclays quits Lehman sale talks  Northern Italy  Vettel is youngest Formula One winner  Texas  Fuel shortage fear after storm   Bolivia   Morales struggling to control Bolivia  President Morales struggled to assert control as protesters set fire to a town hall and blockaded highways in opposition-controlled province...  Turkey  Ferry sinks just after leaving port   New York   Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis
 The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history


September 15 ... more > Top ^

Sep.15   Zimbabwe     Rivals sign power-share deal
  President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai set aside deep differences to sign a deal intended to end the violent crisis
  Baghdad Gates arrives to oversee command change   Japan Lehman collapse hits Asian shares

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Sep.16   New York   World markets continue to slide
  In the first hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was down 41.85, or 0.38%, to 10,875.66. It fell as much as 175 in the opening minutes
 UK's FTSE 100 shedding 3.2%. Central banks around the globe have pumped funds into the markets, including $50bn from the US Federal Reserve, 20bn from the Bank of England and 70bn euros from the European Central Bank
 Madrid  Crash probe says wing flaps failed   Bolivia Governor arressted after 30 killed   Washington US government rescues insurer AIG  Bolivia  Opposition agrees to talks  Japan  Asian markets mixed on AIG rescue  China  Baby milk toll escalates

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Sep.17   Zimbabwe   Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote  The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a $1,000 note, $10 trillion in the old value, as the country battles to end cash shortages   United Kingdom   Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal  British bank Barclays said it had reached a deal to purchase key units of U.S. investment bank, as global markets continued to worry   Yemen     Al Qaeda blamed for U.S. Embassy attack   Suspected Al Qaeda disguised as security forces launched an explosive assault on the embassy in capital, Sanaa. The attack involved 2 car bo...  New York  Investors edgy as US stocks fall   China   3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group
 1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses including malnutrition, kidney stones and acute renal failure
  New York   Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling   US stocks have plunged to a 3-year low amid continuing financial volatility and despite the bailout of the insurance giant AIG   Jerusalem Livni claims win in Kadima vote   Southern Iraq 7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash

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Sep.18   Global   Central banks moves cheer markets  Markets regained some poise in trading, cheered by news that 6 of the world's top central banks have taken steps to calm credit markets  Yemen  U.S. death sparks embassy pullout  Western China  4th baby dies from tainted formula  Washington  US pledges financial rescue plan  Florida  Soldier's family in dark about son's death   China Tests find liquid milk tainted


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Sep.19   Global Global markets post massive gains
 Washington  Bush to meet Pakistani president   Washington     Bush hails financial rescue plan
  President George W Bush : The US is set to take 'unprecedented measures' to tackle the crisis gripping US financial markets
 Iraq  Web site of influential Shiite cleric hacked  China  Religious groups targeted before Olympics   China 'All-out effort' for babies

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Sep.20   Pakistan   Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel
Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  A suicide truck bomb detonated in the heart of Islamabad, killing at least 40 people and wounding another 200.    Most of the fatalities appeared to be drivers who were waiting with their cars outside the Hotel, and hotel staff, most...
 South Africa  President Mbeki 'to quit'  Pakistan  Terror pledge after bomb   China Fire at club leaves 43 dead

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Sep.21   South Africa   Mbeki resigns as president
  Thabo Mbeki has formally resigned, a day after accepting a call by the governing African National Congress to resign
 In a TV address, Mr Mbeki said he had submitted a letter of resignation to the National Assembly
  Jerusalem     Israeli PM Olmert declares intent to resign
  Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, dogged by allegations of corruption, formally announced his intention to resign at a Cabinet meeting
 Madrid  Contador win Tour of Spain  Pakistan  Video shows Pakistan hotel truck bomb   New York   US banks make shock status switch  Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are to become bank holding companies, allowing them to take deposits from investors  Pakistan  Pakistan to target rebel hotspots  Kentucky  Inspired U.S. win back Ryder Cup

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Sep.22   West Pakistan   Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'  Pakistani troops have fired warning shots at two US helicopters forcing them back into Afghanistan  South Africa  ANC to name Motlanthe as successor   Global   Shares slide amid bail-out fears  Shares in Asia opened lower, following a sharp slide in the US, amid uncertainty about the impact of the massive US financial bail-out plan   Jerusalem     President taps Livni to form government  Shimon Peres asked Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, head of the Kadima party. Olmert will remain interim prime minister until a successor assumes...

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Sep.23   Finland   School gunman kills nine
Map of Kauhajoki Finland
  Matti Juhani Saari has killed 9 people at a college before shooting himself and later dying in hospital. He posted a video of himself firing a gun
 Police interviewed him earlier but decided they did not have enough evidence to revoke his licence
  Global   China's tainted milk scare spreads globally
  African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis spreads
  South Africa 11 ministers resign  U.S. Senate  Congress cool after bail-out plea  UN Gen. Assembly  Ahmadinejad: U.S. empire' nearing its end

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Sep.24   North Korea   Nuclear plant seals removed
  IAEA: N. Korea has made another move toward possibly restarting its suspended nuclear program
  Baghdad Deal over province elections   Washington Bush: Bail-out 'vital to easing crisis'

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Sep.25   Washington US rivals in economy crisis talks
  South Africa Motlanthe elected president   Somalia     Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
 Washington  Wall St rescue plan 'needs work'  China  China stops tainted sweet sales

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Sep.26   Washington Bailout talks implode  Ruhr  Police seize terror suspects on flight  Moscow  Chavez reaffirms Russia alliance   Southern U.S.     McCain and Obama spar in first debate Map of Oxford Mississippi USA
  Presidential rivals have attacked each other over foreign policy and the economy, in their first debate.    McCain praised the 'surge' strategy, while Obama said the US military had not been 'used wisely'. ...
  Syria Damascus blast kills at least 17  Argentina  Argentina grapples with fierce drought

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Sep.27   China   Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk
  A Chinese astronaut has completed his country's first-ever spacewalk as part of a program that is starting to rival the U.St. and Russia
 Zhai Zhigang waved to a camera as he emerged from the hatch of the Shenzhou-7 spaceship. He returned to the capsule and closed the hatch after 20 minutes outside
  Connecticut   Paul Newman dies at 83   The legendary actor whose steely blue eyes, good-humored charm made him one of the most renowned figures in arts, has died of cancer  Finland  Memorial for gun victims  U.S. Congress  'Great progress' in US bail-out

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Sep.28  Washington  Obama and McCain back bail-out package   U.S. Congress US lawmakers publish rescue deal
 Austria  Far-right gains in vote   Ecuador Correa heads toward charter win

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Sep.29   Egypt   Kidnapped European tourists freed
  11 tourists and their Egyptian guides, who were kidnapped 10 days ago in southern Egypt were released unharmed
 House of Representatives  Wall Street bail-out goes to vote  Iran  Iran urged to end 'secretive' nuclear ways   New York   Dow closed down 777 points  The stock market immediately dipped after it became apparent that the $700 billion bailout package would fail   House of Representatives     $700 billion bailout package failed  Democrats and Republicans immediately blamed each other for the failure of the bailout package in the House   Japan Asian markets fall on U.S. bailout failure

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Sep.30   India   Temple stampede kills 147   A stampede at a hill-top temple killed more than 147 people and wounded 55 others who had gathered to celebrate the start of a religious hol...  Washington  Bush warning over bail-out delay  Pakistan  New spy chief appointed  Pakistan  Man blamed for Bhutto killing is dead   Georgia   EU monitors begin Georgia mission  Two hundred observers from the European Union have begun deploying in Georgia to monitor a ceasefire with Russia


U.S. troops attack in Pakistan Map of South Waziristan Pakistan




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Sep.3   Tribal Areas
  A senior U.S. official: U.S. military forces landed at a compound to battle targets linked to recent attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan
Sep.8  Moscow  Russians 'agree Georgia deadline' Sep.8  Sri Lanka  S Lanka 'shoots down rebel plane' Sep.9   Washington   Bush reshuffles war-zone troops  US President has ordered the withdrawal of about 8,000 troops from Iraq by February and the dispatch of additional forces to Afghanistan Sep.10   Venezuela 2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela Map of Libertador Venezuela
  The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield, from which they will carry out training flights for several day.    NATO fighters followed the bombers on 13-hour...
Sep.10   Pakistan Pakistan orders end to foreign incursions Sep.10  Afghanistan  US to focus on Pakistani border Sep.15   Baghdad Gates arrives to oversee command change Sep.17   Southern Iraq 7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash Sep.18  Florida  Soldier's family in dark about son's death Sep.21  Pakistan  Pakistan to target rebel hotspots Sep.22   West Pakistan Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'  Pakistani troops have fired warning shots at two US helicopters forcing them back into Afghanistan Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Sep.30   Georgia EU monitors begin Georgia mission  Two hundred observers from the European Union have begun deploying in Georgia to monitor a ceasefire with Russia



World, September 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Sep.1   New Orleans Gustav slams into Gulf Coast
Sep.1   New Orleans Gustav evacuees urged to stay away Sep.2  Florida  Trio of storms stirs up Atlantic Sep.2  Bihar  India mounts mammoth rescue effort Sep.4  Haiti  Rescuers can't get aid to flooded town Sep.5  Congo  All bodies from plane crash found Sep.5  Haiti  Flooded Haitians 'in dire need' Sep.5   Haiti 'Hundreds' killed by storm   Almost 500 bodies have been found in the port city of Gonaives after floodwaters caused by recent storms receded Sep.6   Cairo Hundreds feared trapped in rockslide Sep.6  Caribbean  Hurricane Ike threatens islands Sep.6  Haiti  Haiti struggles as another storm looms Sep.6   Caribbean Caribbean lashed by Hurricane Ike Sep.7  Croatia  At least 14 tourists killed in bus crash Sep.7   Cuba Ike makes landfall as Category 3 hurricane Sep.8   China Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi Sep.8  New Orleans  Mayor fears city too weary to flee Ike Sep.9   Cuba Ike bears down on Cuba again  Hurricane skimmed along the southern coast, battering the island nation with near 80-mph winds, high surf and torrential rains Sep.9  Haiti  In battered Haiti, desperation grows Sep.10  Southern Iran  '200 villages destroyed' by quake Sep.10   Northern Japan Major quakes hit Japan and Indonesia Sep.11   France Fire breaks out in channel tunnel  Thousands of passengers and truckers are stranded in France and England after a fire broke out in the undersea tunnel linking the two countr... Sep.12  Texas  Sea floods island Sep.12   Houston Texas officials: Too late to flee Ike Sep.12   Los Angeles 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision
  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight train
 Human error led to fatal train collision. The Metrolink train, packed with about 220 commuters, collided head-on with a Union Pacific train about in Chatsworth, a northwestern suburb of Los Angeles
Sep.13   Houston Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast Map of Houston USA
  As Galveston's west end was deluged, Houston officials warned residents to stay put because it was no longer safe to try to escape.    Hurricane Ike has made landfall on the Gulf coast with winds of up to 110 mph...
Sep.13   Ural No survivors in jetliner crash Map of Perm Russia
  The Boeing 737 carrying 88 people crashed early morning en route to Perm from Moscow when the pilots lost communication.    82 passengers -- including 7 children -- were on board, in addition to 6 crew members. Boeing is b...
Sep.13  Texas  Rescuers search storm-hit Texas Sep.14   China Death toll from landslide reaches 254
  Rescue workers continue to recover more bodie from a mud and rock slide that occurred at an unlicensed mine
Sep.14  Texas  Fuel shortage fear after storm Sep.14  Turkey  Ferry sinks just after leaving port Sep.16  Madrid  Crash probe says wing flaps failed Sep.16  China  Baby milk toll escalates Sep.17   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group
 1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses including malnutrition, kidney stones and acute renal failure
Sep.17   Southern Iraq 7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash
Sep.18  Western China  4th baby dies from tainted formula Sep.18   China Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.19   China 'All-out effort' for babies Sep.20   China Fire at club leaves 43 dead Sep.23   Global China's tainted milk scare spreads globally
  African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis spreads
Sep.25  China  China stops tainted sweet sales Sep.26  Argentina  Argentina grapples with fierce drought Sep.30   India Temple stampede kills 147   A stampede at a hill-top temple killed more than 147 people and wounded 55 others who had gathered to celebrate the start of a religious hol...



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2008 Sep.5  New York  Serena, Jankovic advance to final Sep.6  New York  Federer sweeps past lackluster Djokovic Sep.7  New York  Murray stuns No. 1 Nadal Sep.7   New York Serena Williams wins U.S. Open Sep.8   New York   Federer beats Murray for 5th U.S. Open  Roger Federer easily beat Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to win his fifth consecutive U.S. Open and 13th Grand Slam title Sep.14  Northern Italy  Vettel is youngest Formula One winner Sep.21  Madrid  Contador win Tour of Spain Sep.21  Kentucky  Inspired U.S. win back Ryder Cup



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2008 Sep.1   San Francisco Bay Area Google unveils free browser Chrome
Sep.7   Washington US takes over key mortgage firms
  US financial officials have outlined plans for the government to take over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the largest bail-outs in US history
Sep.7  Japan  Asian Markets jump on US mortgage deal Sep.9  Austria  Saudis: No need to cut OPEC output Sep.9   Austria   Oil falls as Opec ministers meet  Brent crude has fallen below $100 for the first time since April, as traders predict Opec will stick to current output levels Sep.14  New York  Barclays quits Lehman sale talks Sep.14  Texas  Fuel shortage fear after storm Sep.14   New York Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis
 The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history
Sep.15   Japan Lehman collapse hits Asian shares Sep.16   New York World markets continue to slide
  In the first hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was down 41.85, or 0.38%, to 10,875.66. It fell as much as 175 in the opening minutes
 UK's FTSE 100 shedding 3.2%. Central banks around the globe have pumped funds into the markets, including $50bn from the US Federal Reserve, 20bn from the Bank of England and 70bn euros from the European Central Bank
Sep.16   Washington US government rescues insurer AIG Sep.16  Japan  Asian markets mixed on AIG rescue Sep.17   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote  The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a $1,000 note, $10 trillion in the old value, as the country battles to end cash shortages Sep.17   United Kingdom Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal  British bank Barclays said it had reached a deal to purchase key units of U.S. investment bank, as global markets continued to worry Sep.17  New York  Investors edgy as US stocks fall Sep.17   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group
 1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses including malnutrition, kidney stones and acute renal failure
Sep.17   New York Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling   US stocks have plunged to a 3-year low amid continuing financial volatility and despite the bailout of the insurance giant AIG Sep.18   Global Central banks moves cheer markets  Markets regained some poise in trading, cheered by news that 6 of the world's top central banks have taken steps to calm credit markets Sep.18  Washington  US pledges financial rescue plan Sep.18   China Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.19   Global Global markets post massive gains Sep.19   Washington   Bush hails financial rescue plan
  President George W Bush : The US is set to take 'unprecedented measures' to tackle the crisis gripping US financial markets
Sep.21   New York US banks make shock status switch  Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are to become bank holding companies, allowing them to take deposits from investors Sep.22   Global Shares slide amid bail-out fears  Shares in Asia opened lower, following a sharp slide in the US, amid uncertainty about the impact of the massive US financial bail-out plan Sep.23  U.S. Senate  Congress cool after bail-out plea Sep.24   Washington Bush: Bail-out 'vital to easing crisis' Sep.25   Washington US rivals in economy crisis talks Sep.25  Washington  Wall St rescue plan 'needs work' Sep.25  China  China stops tainted sweet sales Sep.26   Washington Bailout talks implode Sep.27   Connecticut Paul Newman dies at 83   The legendary actor whose steely blue eyes, good-humored charm made him one of the most renowned figures in arts, has died of cancer Sep.27  U.S. Congress  'Great progress' in US bail-out Sep.28  Washington  Obama and McCain back bail-out package Sep.28   U.S. Congress US lawmakers publish rescue deal Sep.29  House of Representatives  Wall Street bail-out goes to vote Sep.29   New York Dow closed down 777 points  The stock market immediately dipped after it became apparent that the $700 billion bailout package would fail Sep.29   House of Representatives   $700 billion bailout package failed  Democrats and Republicans immediately blamed each other for the failure of the bailout package in the House Sep.29   Japan Asian markets fall on U.S. bailout failure Sep.30  Washington  Bush warning over bail-out delay



World, September 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Sep.3   Pakistan PM's motorcade attacked
Sep.7   Jerusalem Olmert 'should be indicted' Sep.10   Lebanon Lawmaker killed in blast  Saleh Aridi, a member of the pro-Syrian opposition, has been killed in a car bombing south-east of the capital Sep.12   South Africa   Judge throws out Zuma charges Map of Pietermaritzburg South Africa
  A judge has ruled that the prosecution against African National Congress President Jacob Zuma was invalid.    The judge is clearing the way for him to contest the presidential election early next year. Zuma was fa...
Sep.13   New Delhi Delhi shopping areas hit by bombs   5 bombs have ripped through busy shopping areas of the capital, within minutes of each other, killing at least 18 people Sep.17   Yemen   Al Qaeda blamed for U.S. Embassy attack   Suspected Al Qaeda disguised as security forces launched an explosive assault on the embassy in capital, Sanaa. The attack involved 2 car bo... Sep.19  Iraq  Web site of influential Shiite cleric hacked Sep.20   Pakistan Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  A suicide truck bomb detonated in the heart of Islamabad, killing at least 40 people and wounding another 200.    Most of the fatalities appeared to be drivers who were waiting with their cars outside the Hotel, and hotel staff, most...
Sep.20  Pakistan  Terror pledge after bomb Sep.21  Pakistan  Video shows Pakistan hotel truck bomb Sep.23   Finland School gunman kills nine Map of Kauhajoki Finland
  Matti Juhani Saari has killed 9 people at a college before shooting himself and later dying in hospital. He posted a video of himself firing a gun
 Police interviewed him earlier but decided they did not have enough evidence to revoke his licence
Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Sep.26  Ruhr  Police seize terror suspects on flight Sep.26   Syria Damascus blast kills at least 17
Sep.29   Egypt Kidnapped European tourists freed
  11 tourists and their Egyptian guides, who were kidnapped 10 days ago in southern Egypt were released unharmed
Sep.30  Pakistan  New spy chief appointed Sep.30  Pakistan  Man blamed for Bhutto killing is dead



World, September 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Sep.1   Japan   Beleaguered PM Fukuda resigns  Yasuo Fukuda popularity plummeted after the government introduced a much-criticized medical plan for the elderly Sep.1  Thailand  Bangkok under state of emergency Sep.2   Moscow Russia praises EU over sanctions
Sep.2  Minnesota  Bush backs McCain for president Sep.3   Minnesota   Palin makes convention debut   John McCain's running mate has walked on stage to a rapturous reception to deliver a key speech at the Republican convention Sep.4   Georgia Cheney: Georgia will be in our alliance Sep.4   Minnesota   McCain vows to shake up Washington   John McCain said he's prepared to reach across the aisle to get the country 'back on the road to prosperity and peace' Sep.5  Ukraine  U.S. risks Russia row with Ukraine backing Sep.5   Libya   Rice meets with Libya leader
  Secretary of State met with Moammar Gadhafi, who asked for the latest news on the hurricanes plaguing U.S. coasts in recent weeks.    Rice: The first one was not as bad as feared, but there are two more coming. It's the ...
Sep.5  Washington  U.S. may pull nuclear deal to punish Russia Sep.5  Pakistan  Pakistan votes for new president Sep.6   Pakistan   Bhutto widower is new president
  Asif Ali Zardari, 53, had been the front-runner in the race to replace former President Musharraf
 The election was by lawmakers in the two houses of the National Assembly and in the four provincial assemblies. Zardari received 281 votes. Retired Chief Justice Siddiqui received 111 votes and Senator Mushahid Hussein received 34
Sep.6  Armenia  Protests greet Turkish president Sep.8  Moscow  Russians 'agree Georgia deadline' Sep.8   Angola Rivals accept MPLA victory Sep.8  New Orleans  Mayor fears city too weary to flee Ike Sep.9   North Korea   Kim missing from parade Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  There is growing speculation about the health of Kim Jong-il, 66, after he failed to attend a huge martial parade in Pyongyang
Sep.9   Geneva Giant particle collider set to start Sep.10   Switzerland 'Big Bang' experiment starts well
  Scientists have hailed a successful switch-on for an enormous experiment which will recreate the conditions a few moments after the Bang
Sep.10  North Korea  N.Korea denies Kim health 'conspiracies' Sep.11  Manhattan  US marks seventh 9/11 anniversary Sep.11   Venezuela Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador
  President Hugo Chavez said he is recalling his own ambassador from Washington and expelling the U.S. ambassador from Venezuela
Sep.11   Zimbabwe   Rivals agree unity deal   The opposition leader Tsvangirai and President Mugabe to share power. Tsvangirai would be prime minister with Mugabe president Sep.14   Bolivia Morales struggling to control Bolivia  President Morales struggled to assert control as protesters set fire to a town hall and blockaded highways in opposition-controlled province... Sep.15   Zimbabwe   Rivals sign power-share deal
  President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai set aside deep differences to sign a deal intended to end the violent crisis
Sep.15   Baghdad Gates arrives to oversee command change Sep.16   Bolivia Governor arressted after 30 killed Sep.16  Bolivia  Opposition agrees to talks Sep.17   Jerusalem Livni claims win in Kadima vote Sep.18  Yemen  U.S. death sparks embassy pullout Sep.18  Washington  US pledges financial rescue plan Sep.19  Washington  Bush to meet Pakistani president Sep.19   Washington   Bush hails financial rescue plan
  President George W Bush : The US is set to take 'unprecedented measures' to tackle the crisis gripping US financial markets
Sep.19  Iraq  Web site of influential Shiite cleric hacked Sep.19  China  Religious groups targeted before Olympics Sep.20  South Africa  President Mbeki 'to quit' Sep.20  Pakistan  Terror pledge after bomb Sep.21   South Africa Mbeki resigns as president
  Thabo Mbeki has formally resigned, a day after accepting a call by the governing African National Congress to resign
 In a TV address, Mr Mbeki said he had submitted a letter of resignation to the National Assembly
Sep.21   Jerusalem   Israeli PM Olmert declares intent to resign
  Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, dogged by allegations of corruption, formally announced his intention to resign at a Cabinet meeting
Sep.22  South Africa  ANC to name Motlanthe as successor Sep.22   Jerusalem   President taps Livni to form government  Shimon Peres asked Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, head of the Kadima party. Olmert will remain interim prime minister until a successor assumes... Sep.23   South Africa 11 ministers resign Sep.23  U.S. Senate  Congress cool after bail-out plea Sep.23  UN Gen. Assembly  Ahmadinejad: U.S. empire' nearing its end Sep.24   North Korea Nuclear plant seals removed
  IAEA: N. Korea has made another move toward possibly restarting its suspended nuclear program
Sep.24   Baghdad Deal over province elections Sep.24   Washington Bush: Bail-out 'vital to easing crisis' Sep.25   Washington US rivals in economy crisis talks Sep.25   South Africa Motlanthe elected president Sep.25  Washington  Wall St rescue plan 'needs work' Sep.26   Washington Bailout talks implode Sep.26  Moscow  Chavez reaffirms Russia alliance Sep.26   Southern U.S.   McCain and Obama spar in first debate Map of Oxford Mississippi USA
  Presidential rivals have attacked each other over foreign policy and the economy, in their first debate.    McCain praised the 'surge' strategy, while Obama said the US military had not been 'used wisely'. ...
Sep.27   China Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk
  A Chinese astronaut has completed his country's first-ever spacewalk as part of a program that is starting to rival the U.St. and Russia
 Zhai Zhigang waved to a camera as he emerged from the hatch of the Shenzhou-7 spaceship. He returned to the capsule and closed the hatch after 20 minutes outside
Sep.27  Finland  Memorial for gun victims Sep.27  U.S. Congress  'Great progress' in US bail-out Sep.28  Washington  Obama and McCain back bail-out package Sep.28   U.S. Congress US lawmakers publish rescue deal
Sep.28  Austria  Far-right gains in vote Sep.28   Ecuador Correa heads toward charter win Sep.29  House of Representatives  Wall Street bail-out goes to vote Sep.29  Iran  Iran urged to end 'secretive' nuclear ways Sep.29   House of Representatives   $700 billion bailout package failed  Democrats and Republicans immediately blamed each other for the failure of the bailout package in the House Sep.30  Washington  Bush warning over bail-out delay Sep.30  Pakistan  New spy chief appointed