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Top News Stories 2008-08-05 06:53:56

Front Page: Bush Arrives in Seoul, Storm Hits Coast, Food Shortages for Nepal

  • Bush Arrives in Seoul:
    President Bush arrived in Seoul, Korea today for talks aimed at communist North Korea — and instead of the large anti-US rally that was expected, a huge crowd of support gathered in the city center. Amid a background of gospel music, the pro-US rally attracted about 15,000 people for what is thought to be Bush's last trip to the country as president. One of those gathered said, "I came to pray for the country to come together and with President Bush coming, for his visit to go smoothly." There was little sign of the tension that sparked huge anti-government protests over the ending of the ban of US beef imports. 20,000 police has been mobilized for protests that never really materialized.

  • Storm Hits Coast:
    Tropical Storm Edouard has made landfall on the Texas coast east of Galveston and is expected to plow inland as the day goes on. Texas and Louisiana have made declarations of disaster and statewide emergency pending the storm with 65 m.p.h winds. No evacuation edicts have been issued.

  • Food Shortages For Nepal:
    The UN and the government of Nepal announced that hundreds of thousands of Nepalese are facing severe food shortages. Efforts to get food aid to those in need are being delayed by fuel shortages and strikes. The price of rice has risen 50 percent in the last year. Meanwhile, the EU has pledged $4.6 million to Haiti to help with the crushing hunger crisis there.


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stiletta stiletta 8 years
I think everyone feels that way about their president at one point or another.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Oh I don't hate George but sometimes I just feel like locking him in a room with Tylor Perry's Maddia and let her have a go at him for a while.
stiletta stiletta 8 years
I know it's not popular to defend W. these days, but I am glad that he was well received. I don't think he's as hated around the world as some would like to believe.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Who's gonna bring him his cape?
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Yeah bluesarahlou I can see him now slap a mic. stand in his hand coat his shoes with grease and we'll have George moving like James Brown in no time.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Er...GB. Wow.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
:rotfl: hypno... Never in my wildest dreams would I be able to link James Brown to GW.
gitsie123 gitsie123 8 years
I read that too stephly and when I read the story above, I thought it was a little strange that it was not mentioned.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Well looks like George has got Seoul and he's supper bad.
stephley stephley 8 years
From AP "As evening approached, an estimated 20,000 anti-Bush protesters gathered nearby. Police turned water cannons on them as they tried to move onto the main central downtown boulevard, telling the crowd that the liquid contained markers to tag them so they could be identified later. "I don't have anti-U.S. sentiment. I'm just anti-Bush and anti-Lee Myung-bak," said Uhm Ki-woong, 36, a businessman who was wearing a mask and hat like other demonstrators in an apparent attempt to conceal his identity."
stephley stephley 8 years
I think they counter-planned the prayer rally. Sun Myung Moon's Unification church could whip up a crowd like that fast.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
> instead of the large anti-US rally that was expected, a huge crowd of support gathered in the city center. How'd "they" get this wrong? Was it a trick?
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 8 years
Pretty sneaky sis! ;)
Jillness Jillness 8 years
That George Bush is such a CELEBRITY! ;)
stephley stephley 8 years
How clever to stage a prayer rally just as Bush arrives.
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