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World Bank echoes food cost alarm  Bank head Robert Zoellick: The rapid rise in food prices could push 100 million people in poor countries deeper into poverty Asian bank in food crisis warning  The Asian Development Bank has warned that the crisis of rising food prices could reverse gains made in reducing poverty across the continen... Sharks swim closer to extinction Analysts foresee new world energy order World 'failing on human rights'  Amnesty International: People are still being tortured or ill-treated in at least 81 countries World Bank pledges $1.2 billion for food  The World Bank is making grants and loans to combat the global food crisis, including some $200 million for those most at risk Walk the World raises WFP funds Mars probe makes 'ice' discovery Oil prices surges despite Saudi pledge 'Alarming' plight of coral reefs Food prices create $6bn shortfall Rights group fears Sudanese backlash  Human rights activists said Tuesday they feared a move by the International Criminal Court could provoke a violent backlash   IMF raises world economic targets  The global slowdown resulting from the credit crunch has not been as sharp as initially feared Oil recovers after four-day slump Progress made in HIV prevention Nearly 1/2 world's primates face extinction  Almost 50% of the world's primates are in danger of extinction; habitat destruction and hunting as the two greatest threats Oil price falls further to $118 Obama win preferred in world poll Central banks moves cheer markets  Markets regained some poise in trading, cheered by news that 6 of the world's top central banks have taken steps to calm credit markets Global markets post massive gains   Global stocks skyrocketed as the U.S. unveiled a crisis plan to mop up toxic debt and banks worldwide pumped billions into money markets Shares slide amid bail-out fears  Shares in Asia opened lower, following a sharp slide in the US, amid uncertainty about the impact of the massive US financial bail-out plan China's tainted milk scare spreads globally
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Food prices rising across the world Global temperatures 'to decrease'   IMF slashes world growth forecast  The International Monetary Fund has said that the world economy will grow much more slowly in the next two years as a result of the credit crunch   IMF head gives food price warning
  World markets plunge on U.S. fears


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  Stock markets were, prompted by pessimism about Bush's plans to boost the U.S. economy. India's Sensex stock index fell nearly 11%
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  Dominique Strauss-Kahn has warned that hundreds of thousands of people will face starvation if food prices keep rising
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  African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis spreads
HIV rates among drug users rising

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Oct.6   Mammals facing extinction threat  The Red List of Threatened Species: At least 25% of the world's mammal species are at risk of extinction

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Nov.5     World leaders hail Obama triumph
  World leaders have hailed the election of Senator Barack Obama as the first black president of the U.S.
Nov.11   World marks end of 'war to end all wars'
  The handful of surviving World War I veterans were celebrated as part of 90th anniversary commemorations of the conflict Nov.13   Oxfam: Nations failing on Congo crisis  The head of Oxfam International in the Congo: Nations are abdicating their responsibility by failing to provide enough military aid to the U Nov.16     IMF head calls for extra funding  Dominique Strauss-Kahn has said it will need more funding if it is to respond to calls for it to play a bigger role in aiding a global economic... Nov.19 Al-Qaeda vows to hurt Obama's US Nov.20   Recession fears hit stock markets
  World shares have fallen amid concerns that the economy will enter a protracted downturn. The Dow Jones fell 2.3% in early trade
Nov.22 Fresh spacewalk in vexed mission Nov.25 OECD predicts rise in unemployment Nov.26 Spam on rise after brief reprieve

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Dec.9 High food prices creating more hunger
Dec.10 W. Bank offers $2B to developing nations Dec.20   IMF urges spending to spur growth  The head of the International Monetary Fund: More spending by governments will be needed to stimulate worldwide economic growth Dec.28     Calls grow around world for calm in Gaza  International pressure is mounting on Israel and the Palestinians to halt violence, with the U.S., U.N., EU calling for an restoration of ca... Dec.31   Record stock market falls in 2008  Global markets saw record falls as the financial turmoil and slowdown ended the stock market boom. Shanghai is ending the year 65% lower





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World marks end of 'war to end all wars'  The handful of surviving World War I veterans were celebrated as part of 90th anniversary commemorations of the conflict   Calls grow around world for calm in Gaza  International pressure is mounting on Israel and the Palestinians to halt violence, with the U.S., U.N., EU calling for an restoration of ca... Global temperatures 'to decrease' Sharks swim closer to extinction 'Alarming' plight of coral reefs Progress made in HIV prevention Nearly 1/2 world's primates face extinction  Almost 50% of the world's primates are in danger of extinction; habitat destruction and hunting as the two greatest threats China's tainted milk scare spreads globally




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  African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis spreads
Sep.23 HIV rates among drug users rising
Oct.6 Mammals facing extinction threat  The Red List of Threatened Species: At least 25% of the world's mammal species are at risk of extinction Dec.9 High food prices creating more hunger



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2008 Jan.21   World markets plunge on U.S. fears
  Stock markets were, prompted by pessimism about Bush's plans to boost the U.S. economy. India's Sensex stock index fell nearly 11%
 Frankfurt's DAX dropping 6.02%
Mar.25 Food prices rising across the world Apr.9   IMF slashes world growth forecast
  The International Monetary Fund has said that the world economy will grow much more slowly in the next two years as a result of the credit crunch Apr.12   IMF head gives food price warning
  Dominique Strauss-Kahn has warned that hundreds of thousands of people will face starvation if food prices keep rising
Apr.13 World Bank echoes food cost alarm  Bank head Robert Zoellick: The rapid rise in food prices could push 100 million people in poor countries deeper into poverty May.3 Asian bank in food crisis warning  The Asian Development Bank has warned that the crisis of rising food prices could reverse gains made in reducing poverty across the continen... May.23 Analysts foresee new world energy order May.29 World Bank pledges $1.2 billion for food
  The World Bank is making grants and loans to combat the global food crisis, including some $200 million for those most at risk May.31 Walk the World raises WFP funds Jun.23 Oil prices surges despite Saudi pledge Jul.12 Food prices create $6bn shortfall Jul.17   IMF raises world economic targets  The global slowdown resulting from the credit crunch has not been as sharp as initially feared Jul.18 Oil recovers after four-day slump Aug.5 Oil price falls further to $118 Sep.18 Central banks moves cheer markets  Markets regained some poise in trading, cheered by news that 6 of the world's top central banks have taken steps to calm credit markets Sep.19 Global markets post massive gains   Global stocks skyrocketed as the U.S. unveiled a crisis plan to mop up toxic debt and banks worldwide pumped billions into money markets Sep.22 Shares slide amid bail-out fears  Shares in Asia opened lower, following a sharp slide in the US, amid uncertainty about the impact of the massive US financial bail-out plan Nov.16   IMF head calls for extra funding  Dominique Strauss-Kahn has said it will need more funding if it is to respond to calls for it to play a bigger role in aiding a global economic... Nov.20 Recession fears hit stock markets
  World shares have fallen amid concerns that the economy will enter a protracted downturn. The Dow Jones fell 2.3% in early trade
Nov.25 OECD predicts rise in unemployment Nov.26 Spam on rise after brief reprieve Dec.9 High food prices creating more hunger Dec.10 W. Bank offers $2B to developing nations Dec.20 IMF urges spending to spur growth  The head of the International Monetary Fund: More spending by governments will be needed to stimulate worldwide economic growth Dec.31 Record stock market falls in 2008  Global markets saw record falls as the financial turmoil and slowdown ended the stock market boom. Shanghai is ending the year 65% lower



Global, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Sep.23 HIV rates among drug users rising
Nov.19 Al-Qaeda vows to hurt Obama's US



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2008 May.27 World 'failing on human rights'  Amnesty International: People are still being tortured or ill-treated in at least 81 countries Jun.20 Mars probe makes 'ice' discovery
Jul.15 Rights group fears Sudanese backlash  Human rights activists said Tuesday they feared a move by the International Criminal Court could provoke a violent backlash Sep.9 Obama win preferred in world poll Nov.5   World leaders hail Obama triumph
  World leaders have hailed the election of Senator Barack Obama as the first black president of the U.S.
Nov.11 World marks end of 'war to end all wars'   The handful of surviving World War I veterans were celebrated as part of 90th anniversary commemorations of the conflict Nov.13 Oxfam: Nations failing on Congo crisis  The head of Oxfam International in the Congo: Nations are abdicating their responsibility by failing to provide enough military aid to the U Nov.22 Fresh spacewalk in vexed mission Dec.10 W. Bank offers $2B to developing nations Dec.28   Calls grow around world for calm in Gaza  International pressure is mounting on Israel and the Palestinians to halt violence, with the U.S., U.N., EU calling for an restoration of ca...