Sunday, December 16 in the news....
- Hamas threatened to launch a new uprising against Israel on Saturday when hundreds of thousands of Islamist supporters rallied in Gaza City to mark the group's 20th anniversary. The Hamas awards took storm when Mohammad stormed the stage and did the moonwalk.
- A Nigerian former state governor has turned himself in to police after more than a year on the run, vowing to defend himself in court against allegations of corruption. He is expected to appeal to those jurors who haven't been scammed by Nigerians.
- The family of a suicide bomber who killed 17 U.N. staff in Algiers this week said he joined Islamist rebels after failing to get a taxi license. With 9 days to go things in Algeria are not looking very Christmassy.
- The Democratic-led Congress authorized more Iraq war spending on Friday, sending President George W. Bush a defense bill requiring no change in strategy. Upon hearing the news, President Bush said it was not right Santa leaked his Christmas wish list to them.