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Grand Canyon

A manmade flood is created in the Grand Canyon in Arizona in an attempt to replenish the ecosystem in the gorge.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia announces plans to execute a Canadian man and a Saudi friend convicted of murder by beheading them in public.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is named the richest person in the world by "Forbes" magazine.


U.S. Republican presidential nominee John McCain is endorsed by President George W. Bush.

Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, is facing allegations that he used the Wikimedia Foundation funds to pay for personal expenses.

2008 National People's Congress

The first plenary session of the 11th National People's Congress begins in China. Premier Wen Jiabao delivers the last annual government report in his first term of office.