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BBC News with Sue Montgomery

 

The US administration is coming to terms with another set of bad financial statistics. the annual budget deficit has reached 455 billion dollars. It's the highest ever figure and represents more than 3% of the country's Gross Domestic Product, From Washington, here's Richard Harvy.

 

There's been no shortage of big numbers being banded about , but the soaring budget deficit is amongst the most troubling, it's now reached all time high. President Bush and the two men of whom one to succeed him have all laid down news plans to boost the ailing Economy. Barack Obama is concentrating his ideas on job creation, increasing taxes on the rich while cutting them for the middle class, John McCain wants to cut taxes for everyone, particularly / pensionists. The bottom line is that all the plans on the table are likely to add to American's spiralling national debts.

 

Trade in the American / ended calmly after president Bush announced measures which he said were designed to save the US financial system. Shares in wall street closed fracturedly down, as investors decided to take some profits after the big rises in stocks on Monday. 250 billion dollars of / US government money will be spent in buying shares in struggling American Banks. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke said the measures would ease the financial crisis.

 

Americans can be confident that every resource is being brought to bear, I am not suggesting that the way followed would be easy, but I strongly believe that the application of these tools together with the underlying vitality and resilience of the American economy will help to restore confidence to our financial system and place our economy back on the path to healthy, vigorous growth.

 

A research team in Tanzania says it's developed a new cherry favored anti-malaria pill which works just as well as the current treatments and is easier for children to swallow. Writing in the medical journal,the Lang said ,the team says the new tablet is not as bitter as current drugs and it's not needed to be crushed before eating, making it / easier for children to stick to the treatment.

 

A man has been executed in the United States,despite his plead that the method was inhuman because of his obesity.Richard Cooey who was convicted of killing two students in 1996 was executed by lethal injection at prison in Ohio.W/B reports.

 

Lawers for Richard Cooey has brought an appeal, saying he was so overweight at 120kilograms.The prison staff would have trouble in finding a suitable vein to administer the injection.They also said that the medication that he was taking to his m* would interfere with the lethal dose and caused him to suffer an agonizing death.This they argued would amount to cruel and unusual punishment which is unconstitutional in the United States.But the Supreme Court rejected Richard 's appeal and allowed the execution to proceed.

 

World News from the BBC

 

Scientists from 6 countries have announced what's described as one of the most ambitious explorations of the Antarctic ever. They want to discover how a hidden mountain range just as high as big as the --was formed. Our environment correspondent M/M has the details. Locked 4 kilometers below the ice, these mountains are the size of *and are believed to be the birth place of the huge east Antarctic icesheet, the scientists will use ice-penetrating radar on board 2 air crafts to build up a detailed picture of this mountain range. The researchs would also be hunting for ice that's believed to be 1.2 million years old, they believed that locked in the ancient samples will be / important information about the climate change in the past. That could help us better predict the changes in climate that lie ahead.

 

The most prestigious literature award for English fiction,The--book prize has been awarded to ---for his novel, the White Tiger. The Chairman of the judges Michael * described the book as being--a traditional*of Macbeth with a delicious twist. * who is 33 was born in **and white tiger / set in  contemporary Indian is his debut novel, He paid tribute to those who helped him to win the prize and held particular thanks to his home city. All that is good and all that is bad in India comes to Dely for resolution and I hope that everyone in Dely, rich and poor will get together in the next few years to make sure that what is good for everyone.

 

Scientists in the United States say surfing the internet can sharpen the brains of older people. A team from the University of California finds searching the web stimulates part of the brain that control decision making and complex reasoning. they say using the internet may help combat physiological changes that cause the brain to slow down, and that it uses different mental processes from those needed for reading books.

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