John McCain tried hard to get some traction from Joe Bidenâ€™s ill-conceived comments about Obama being tested early in his term. If everything McCain does lately didnâ€™t have such a grasping quality to it, that would probably have been a pretty effective talking pointâ€“even if it is absolutely wrong. What?! Everyone agrees that McCain is the safer candidate in terms of war and terrorism, right? Itâ€™s just common sense. Wrong. A McCain presidency would be a gift to Al Qaeda, just like Bush was.
U2 by U2 is a landmark achievement by one of the greatest bands the world has ever known. This book is a stark contrast to other written collections about the band because this body of work is told in the band’s own words. Through interviews with Daily Telegraph rock critic Neil McCormick, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr. and manager Paul McGuinness let you delve into the collective but individual minds of U2 as they discuss their early years, eventual rise to fame and the motivation to give back to the world that’s given them so much. Visit http://www.harpercollins.com/book/buy.aspx?isbn13=9780060776756 to find out more.
A new killer flu virus is on its wayThe Bird Flu or Avian Flu is about to arrive. Ducks and geese carrying this virus are now winging their way across the globe, spreading the disease wherever they go. Started in Asia, the deadly H5 or H5N1 virus has now spread to Europe. Soon it will be in North and South America. So far it has only killed a few dozen humans. It is, after all, a virus thats passed from bird to bird. Or from bird to animals. So far it cant be transmitted from human to human. But flu viruses are crafty. They have the ability to change. This is what happened in the year 1918 when the Spanish Flu Pandemic swept over a war weary planet killing 50 100 million people far more than were killed in the war.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Lebanon amid angry protests against his stance on Israelâ€™s month-long offensive in the war-ravaged country, AFP reported.
Correspondents say Blair held talks with top Lebanese officials, mainly discussing the disarmament of the resistance group Hezbollah.
On Sunday, Lebanonâ€™s most senior Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, called on the government to declare the British Prime Minister â€œpersona non grataâ€ and cancel his visit.
As many as 10,000 people died in the Bataan Death March. War came unexpectedly to the Philippines. Japan openned a surprise attack on the Philippines on December 8, 1941, when Japan attacked without warning, just ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Japanese troops attacked the islands in many places and launched a pincer drive on Manila. Aerial bombardment was followed by landings of ground troops in Luzon.
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