Australian PM calls poll to move country forward
Australian Prime Minister
Julia Gillard Saturday called an August 21 election, vowing to
tackle the flashpoint issues of refugees, the economy and global
warming, just weeks after taking power.
Obama seeks respite in bike rides
US President Barack Obama escaped the heat political and meteorological of
Washington on Friday for a family weekend in Acadia National Park in
the northeastern state of Maine.
Philippine typhoon death toll rises to 53
The death toll from a
typhoon that hit the Philippines rose sharply to 53 Saturday,
officials said, warning the number of dead could go up further with
dozens of others missing days after the disaster.