Wednesday, November 21 in the news....
- The Bush administration said Tuesday it will inaugurate peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians next week, ending a seven-year lull. The peace talks will keep going until both sides want to kill each other again.
- Saudi Arabia defended on Tuesday a court's decision to sentence a woman who was gang-raped to 200 lashes of the whip. The Saudis accused their detractors of being a bunch of girls who need a good beating.
- The number of Somalis uprooted by fighting in their own country has hit a 'staggering' one million, with nearly 200,000 streaming out of the capital in the past two weeks alone. The departures have left the rental market in the doldrums and property developers have had to cut back jobs and reduce plans for more mud huts.