November 30 in the news....
- Africa, a continent usually synonymous with hunger, is falling prey to obesity. It's a trend driven by new lifestyles and old beliefs that big is beautiful. Combined with AIDS, civil war, hunger issues, and playing chicken with lions, it's a new strategy in Africa's attempt to extinguish itself through stupidity.
- Russia has agreed to shut down Allofmp3.com and other music sites based in that country that the U.S. government says are offering downloads illegally. It is uncertain how many of the hosts have been killed so far.
- Embattled Labor leader Kim Beazley is expected to reshuffle his front bench after Christmas, with ex-Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett likely to be promoted. Garrett is expected to bring a strong music writing capability and scary dance moves.