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03 September 2009 

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General view of Iranian parliament during open session held for voting, 3 Sep 2009
Thu. 03 Sep 2009 0909 UTC

Iran's Parliament Approves 18 of 21 Cabinet Nominees

Candidate for defense minister wins overwhelming approval, despite accusations of involvement in 1994 bombing against Jewish community center in Argentina

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the economy and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 3 Sep 2009

Biden: US Economic Stimulus Package Working

Critics say plan is overly complex, but vice president says stimulus measure has improved 'the trajectory of our economy'

Ali Bongo greets supporters in Libreville after being declared winner of bitter presidential election in Gabon, 03 Sep 2009

Bongo's Son Wins Gabon Presidential Election

Announcement on state television says Ali Ben Bongo was elected with nearly 42 percent of votes

Rescuers search for victims after an earthquake-triggered landslide hit a village in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, 03 Sep 2009

Indonesia Quake Death Toll Rises, Scores Still Missing  Audio Clip Available

Officials say 7.0-magnitude earthquake, which struck Wednesday off Java island's coast, has killed at least 57 people

Han Chinese demonstrators push against riot shields of security forces during protest downtown in Urumqi, 03 Sep 2009

New Unrest in Xinjiang Capital Urumqi  Audio Clip Available

Demonstrators take to streets to protest deteriorating public safety

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