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10 September 2008


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Bush Leaves Troops above Pre-Surge Levels -- President Bush yesterday announced that 8,000 US combat and support troops will be leaving Iraq-Nam by February 2009. With 146,000 American uniformed personnel currently in country, that means the number of troops there will still exceed the 130,000 pre-surge level.

Court Orders Thai PM to Quit over Cooking Show -- For the past few weeks, the Thai opposition has demonstrated to force Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej to resign. CNN reports he’s “facing charges of corruption, appealing a three-year prison sentence for defaming a deputy governor and dealing with an election commission decision last week that his party committed electoral fraud in the December elections and should be dissolved.” Yesterday, the Constitutional Court ordered him to resign for appearing on a cooking show for pay.

Computer Crash Prevents London Stock Exchange Trading -- The London Stock Exchange should have had a pretty good day on Monday, right after the US government announced it was nationalizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the troubled mortgage companies. Markets around the globe boomed. Computer troubles prevented traders from connecting to the LSE’s system for nearly seven hours, wiping out most of the day’s trading. Billions were left on the table, and the competition is thrilled.

Large Hadron Collider is Online -- The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by the acronym of its earlier incarnation Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire [CERN], fired up its multibillion-dollar Large Hadron Collider [LHC] for the first time yesterday. Its mission is to smash protons together near the speed of light to see what the wreckage is. The results could be the discovery of new subatomic particles like the Higgs Boson, which is the key to particles acquiring mass.

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