Saturday, December 29 in the news....
- Hundreds of thousands of mourners have thronged the mausoleum of Pakistan's most famous political dynasty in an outpouring of emotion for Benazir Bhutto. Some hung back, when asked by reporters why one said, "Yeah something about bombs and crazy suicidal Muslims doing shit at these events man."
- Bhutto was killed Thursday when a suicide attacker shot at her and then blew himself up as she left a rally in Rawalpindi. Some progressive Muslims criticised the events, saying you don't blow up a girl.
- Beijingers were warned to stay indoors on Thursday as pollution levels across the capital hit the top of the scale, despite repeated assurances by the government that air quality was improving. "This is as bad as it can get," a spokeswoman for the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau told AFP. Meanwhile, Kenyans training for the Olympic Marathon are beginning to abandon high altitudes and instead run around local garbage dump sites.