Friday, August 24 in the news....
- The navies of India, Japan, Singapore, Australia and the United States will hold war games in the Bay of Bengal next month, the first such joint exercises by the five nations. In the war games India is attacking the hottest curry, Japan is taking on Megaman and Wario, Singapore is hanging drug smugglers, Australia is fighting in a pub, and the USA is trying to deport Mexicans.
- The US Federal Reserve injected 17.25 billion dollars into the financial system in three actions Thursday, the latest in a series of moves designed to ease a credit squeeze in global markets. Some observers said the Fed was acting like the principal investors in the next Kevin Costner action film.
- The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will become "more precarious" over the next 6-12 months, U.S. intelligence agencies said on Thursday. The Iraqi Prime Minister knew it was a disturbing and serious issue when they used a word that he knew the President of the US couldn't pronounce properly.