Tuesday, November 21, 2006

November 21 in the news

Muslim feminists from around the world vowed to create the first women's council to interpret the Koran and overcome two stereotypes about their religion: Muslims are terrorists and Islam oppresses women. Their efforts may also solidify a third stereotype: women should stay in the kitchen.

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry said on Sunday he was still considering a second run for the White House in 2008, despite public criticism of what he has called a "botched joke" about the Iraq war. Responding to the news, Marines in Iraq said "And he thinks we're brainless."

Russia and the United States signed a bilateral deal on Sunday for Moscow's entry in the World Trade Organization, removing the last major obstacle in Russia's 13-year-old bid to join the global trade body. Critics of the move have not yet fallen ill and died.