- Making News: Israeli Election Upset
In Israel, the Kadima Party of acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert won just 28 out of 120 seats in the Knesset. It will be harder than expected for him for form a governing coalition. Meantime, Likkud and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were humiliated. Greg Myre is Jerusalem Correspondent for the New York Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Eclipse of the Sun in Turkey
Astronomers, tourists and ordinary people viewed the moon completely covering the face of the sun. Starting at sunrise in eastern Brazil, today's total eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean to Africa, then up to the Mediterranean Sea, from there to Russia and Central Asia and finally to sunset in northern Mongolia. The last total eclipse, in 2003, was visible only from a part of Antarctica. Former Wall Street Journal reporter Hugh witnessed today's event.
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