Saturday, July 29, 2006

Midnight News -- 7/29/06

Elections will be held Sunday in the Congo, if violence doesn't interfere: "Columns of smoke rose over Kinshasa on Thursday as political violence claimed the lives of three policemen and at least three civilians ahead of Sunday's elections...."

The Indian Muslim terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba have been gathering intelligence on additional terror targets, including "the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the big business centres, major BPOs and also a Maharashtra minister and a top politician from Gujarat."

Also in India, a spy scandal has erupted. Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh claims he knows the name of a mole in a former government who passed secrets of India's nuclear program to the U.S. He has dared the government to take legal action against him for withholding the mole's identity.

A government minister was murdered outside a mosque in Somalia, the second such murder this week. Riots ensued.

A corrupt congressman has convinced a court to allow him to review documents seized by the FBI so that he can remove privileged legislative material. Its a pyrrhic victory: the court will get to decide if the documents really are deserving of privilege.

The U.S. economy grew by 2.5 percent in the last quarter. Economists officially lowered its status from "blistering" to merely "stinging".

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