ISS Update - Sept. 19, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Sept. 19, 2011.
"The Curse" by John Donne (poetry reading)
The Gamester's Gall sounds pretty nasty but is perhaps not quite as bad as the Alice that Christopher Robin went down with. Actually I don't know what Gamester's Gall is. Maybe he meant Syphilis, the classic legacy of an encounter with a femme fatale. Sometimes the host of the spirochete doesn't have a particularly hard time. There may be only two symptoms: a painless sore at the site of the infection, then fifteen years later the delusion that you're somebody important. The curse that na
Aid drops to Pakistan flood victims
Sept 19 - Almost a month after monsoon rains triggered floods in southern Pakistan, many towns and villages remain submerged, and the army is dropping emergency rations by helicopter. Nick Rowlands reports.
Breivik arrives in Norway court
Sept 19 - The man who has admitted to killing 77 people in a shooting and bombing rampage in Norway arrives for a court remand hearing in Oslo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Yemen clashes kill 17
Sept 19 - Fierce clashes between government forces and protesters in Yemen leave 17 dead, including a child, and another 50 injured. Jessica Gray reports.
Europe Day Ahead: Markets seen pricing in Greek default
Sept. 19 - Tense negotiations between the Greek government and its key lenders are expected to dominate the financial markets with traders focused on whether the nation will see an orderly or disorderly default.
NTC readies to take Sirte
Sept 19 - Hundreds of families flee city of Sirte in Libya as National Transitional Council forces prepare another offensive. Jessica Gray reports.
More pressure on "humiliated" Greece
Sept.19 - It's a crunch week for Greece, which needs to receive the latest installment of its EU/IMF bailout to avoid running out of money in October. But as the IMF says Athens needs to speed up its reforms, Greek citizens are worried about the future. Joanna Partridge reports
Obama deficit proposal a "non-starter," says GOP deputy whip
Sept. 19 - Representative Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, says there is room for compromise in reducing the deficit, but Obama's deficit reduction plan is a "non-starter" with Congress and the American public.
Political, budget costs to figure in U.S. deficit deal talks
Sept. 19 - Brookings Senior Fellow Bill Galston says Obama and GOP leaders have moved away from compromise on deficit reduction as both sides weigh the political and economic costs of a stalemate.
Guinness boasts 3,000 new records
Sept. 19 - New entrants in the 2012 Guinness World Records book show off their natural assets and talents in London. Tara Cleary reports.
Felix TV: You are not a hedge fund manager!
Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon tells us the best way to plan for retirement. Hint: it's also the most stress-free method.
Ladies in red rule the red carpet
Sept. 19 - Television stars rock the red carpet at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Alicia Powell reports.
Julien Macdonald unveils his "taste of the Orient"
Sept. 19 - British designer Julien Macdonald shows his Spring/Summer 2012 collection at London Fashion Week. Alicia Powell reports.
Breakingviews: Tyco breakup heeds creditor lessons from '07
Sept. 19 - When Tyco last broke into three in 2007, an ugly fight with creditors ensued, but Reuters Breakingviews columnists say this time the industrial group is setting a new example for conglomerate bondholders and paying lenders more heed.
China yuan convertibility will take 10 years or longer: CLSA
Sept. 19 - The yuan should rise 3-4% during 2012 but full convertibility will take a decade or more, says CLSA China macro strategist Andy Rothman.
Conjoined twins separated
Sept. 19 - British surgeons have separated twins joined at the head after an elaborate and risky set of operations that took place over four months. Deborah Gembara reports.
U.S. Day Ahead: Fed may offer new spin on "Operation Twist"
Sept. 19 - Along with delivering a new version of "Operation Twist," the Fed is likely to stay "ultra accommodative" until unemployment or inflation reach a certain level, says Reuters Correspondent Mark Felsenthal.
Moss, Stewart at Mulberry
Sept. 19 - The front row at Mulberry was heaving with Kate Moss and Kristin Stewart on show. Cindy Martin reports.
Palestine to push for U.N. membership
Sept. 19 - Palestine will push ahead with plans to seek full U.N. membership -- a move the U.S. and Israel believe could have negative repercussions. Deborah Gembara reports.