Saturday, Septermber 8 in the news....
- Sydney's official APEC outfit has been revealed - tailor-made, knee-length Driza-Bone coats, the iconic Australian stockman's attire. Footy shorts and/or trackie dacks with the blue Bond's singlets were decided against, so were the accessories - the tongs for the barbie and the beer with stubby holder.
- Portuguese police named the parents of missing British four-year-old Madeleine McCann as suspects in their investigation on Friday, their lawyer said after they were questioned for hours by police. The father of Madeleine, Gerry McCann, has visited the White House and met with the Pope, if found guilty Portugese murderers and rapists are hoping to meet with him next to offer their support.
- The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog body on Friday rebuffed Western critics of a cooperation deal it has struck with Iran as "back-seat drivers" and urged them to give it time to work to help avoid war. The United Nations' watchdog said it can play front seat passenger better and that way it can keep a trained eye on the Islamic Republic of Iran driver who denies it's a car bomb.
- Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden appeared on a video broadcast by Al-Jazeera today, in his first public showing in three years, mocking the "weakness" of the United States. In the video, Bin Laden criticised the capitalist system, the burden of interest-related debts, insane taxes and real estate mortgages, he also appeared to embrace global warming as a fact. From the statements it now appears Osama bin Laden may be hiding in the dorm rooms of student activists at Western universities.