Monday, February 4 in the news....
- Iran said it would test a rocket launcher on Monday that was designed to send the Islamic Republic's first homemade research satellite into orbit by March 2009. It will be the first satellite to have a beard.
- In one of American football's biggest shockers, New York shattered New England's unbeaten season on Sunday, the 17-14 win was the Giants' 11th straight on the road, and the first time the Patriots tasted defeat in more than a year. In an awkward moment after the game, President Bush called the New York Giants and congratulated them as fine patriots.
- Australian Federal Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson is coming under increasing pressure to back the Government's planned apology to the Stolen Generations. Meanwhile, prominent leaders in the Holden and Ford communities are having their pleas for an apology to those affected by their Stolen Generations fall on deaf ears from Aboriginal elders.