Global Report - 11-December-2008

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Joint US Mexico effort to fight illicit drugs

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said his country’s efforts to fight drug traffickers won’t be effective if the U.S. doesn’t do more to reduce demand for illicit substances under President-elect Barack Obama. President elect Obama recognized the effort we’ve carried out and showed a willingness to keep collaborating, but it requires stronger and more forceful action. There isn’t enough understanding on the international level, and especially in the U.S., of the importance of joint action to confront organized crime.

Bus accident fire kills 63

The bus accident which took the lives of nearly 63 people showcases the shoddy condition of Indian transportation system. The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh an economically poor state in perpetual shortage of resources to ensure motorable roads let alone a good transportation system for its people. There are a plenty of private bus operators too who manage to run their own fleet of buses in blatant disregard of all safety norms. About a month ago a bus fell into deep gorge, near Shimla when driver lost control over the wheel while changing a CD. In the most recent incident, the axle of the bus broke down and thereby causing the tragedy. Both these incidents and many more that go unreported highlight the need to overhaul our transportation system.

Inflation spoils Eidi

Buying and slaughtering the sheep too give its meat away to family, friends and those in needs is one of the main aspects of Eid-ul-adha. This year however not all Jordanians were able to practice same traditions as every year because of steep rise in prices of sheep. But the rise in prices of sheep was not exclusive to those animals as it also included basic commodities which made some Jordanians hesitant to make purchases for Eid. Some found it hard to buy new clothes and instead bought used clothes, others were not able to buy anything which was also a bad news for shopkeepers as they complain that this Eid-ul-Adha had devastating impact on their business.

Galactic release

The Day the Earth Stood Still, is the remake of the greatest classic films ever made. It’s about an Alien who comes to earth to warn us that we are destroying our planet-and the rest of the solar system. Most importantly twentieth Century Fox makes history by transmitting the first motion picture in to deep space, making The Day The Earth Stood Still the world's first galactic motion picture release. As millions of Earthbound movie fans view the film starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, the film zipping through space at 186,000 miles per second will be received and viewed by any civilization currently orbiting Alpha Centauri approximately 4 years from now in 2012. The industry and film historians will have to wait for another 8 years for any reviews.
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