Monday, October 17, 2011
World Watch: Seven billion and counting
* World: According to the U.N. Population Fund the global population is expected to reach the 7 billion person mark by the end of October.
* Israel: Israel’s Supreme Court approved the planned exchange of over 1000 prisoners for an Israeli soldier held by Hamas.
* U.S.: Questions over safety have been raised after the death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon who passed away in a massive accident while racing on Sunday.
* Spain: Several international delegates including ex-U.N. chief Kofi Annan and former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern urged Basque separatist group ETA to lay down their arms.
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Online Sources – The Telegraph, Voice of America, SI.com, BBC News