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The British MP George Galloway is thrown out of the House of Commons chamber and then suspended for 18 days after an inquiry into his Mariam Appeal campaign.

The United States arrests Zhenli Ye Gon, a Mexican citizen accused of making large amounts of crystal meth in a laboratory.

The United States arrested on Monday a Mexican laboratory owner accused of helping make huge quantities of crystal meth, four months after police found $206 million cash in his Mexico City mansion.

A wave of car bombings kills at least 17 people in Baghdad.

The United States accused Iran in talks on Tuesday of increasing support for militias involved in bloodshed in Iraq but, in a rare sign of cooperation, agreed with Tehran to set up a panel to improve security.

Democratic Party candidates in the 2008 United States presidential election participate in the YouTube debate in Charleston, South Carolina.

War in Afghanistan: Approximately 60 Taliban and six North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) troops die in two days of heavy fighting.

Afghan and US-led troops have killed more than 60 Taliban rebels in two days of fierce fighting, while six NATO soldiers died in separate clashes, officials say.

Former King of Afghanistan Mohammed Zahir Shah dies after prolonged illness.

Summer 2007 United Kingdom floods: Up to a million Britons could be affected by floods with both the River Severn and River Thames threatening to break their banks. Up to 350,000 people in Gloucestershire could be without running water for two weeks with some people unable to move back to their homes for a year.

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Japan allows International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to visit the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant shut down after the recent 2007 Chuetsu offshore earthquake.

Flash floods and landslides in central Indonesia kill at least 30 people.

The 2007 Taliban-seized South Korean hostage crisis: The Taliban sets a new deadline for the South Korean captives.

Storms continue in China with floods and landslides with 150 deaths occurring last week in the country due to storms.

Storms are expected to batter large swathes of China again on Monday after floods, landslides and lightning killed more than 150 people last week alone, state media said.

Comedian Drew Carey will replace Bob Barker as host of "The Price Is Right".