One of Iraq’s Vice Presidents, Tariq Hashimi, vetoes a recently approved elections law putting a possible problem for the national elections to push through early next year. This will also put on hold the plans of the United States to withdraw its troops from the middle east country.
The mystery of how arsenic has widely spread in Bangladesh waters was finally solved. The culprit is the tens of thousands of man-made ponds that were designed to protect villagers from unclean and disease-ridden surface waters.
Kosovo held its first elections since declaring itself as an independent nation. Kosovo broke away from Serbia last February 2008. Serbia refuses to recognize Kosovo as independent. The polls were generally peaceful.
The 21 leaders from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit had different results for discussed issues ranging from climate change to currencies.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited the Philippines to strengthen ties with the nation and to give help and support to victims of recent typhoon floods.