A demonstrator gestures from Chile University central building ...
Aug 24th, 2011
(Reuters) - A demonstrator gestures from Chile University central building during a 48-hour national strike at downtown Santiago August 24, 2011. The rally is in support of the August 24-25 national strike which is joining students, workers and citizens to demand reforms in the public state education system, improve salaries and health care. REUTERS/Carlos Vera (CHILE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION SOCIETY) -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock indices hit their highest levels in almost five years on Tuesday, with the German benchmark joining the S&P 500 at a record high after unexpectedly strong data amid signs top central banks will remain supportive of growth. Wall Street edged up at the open, with the S&P touching an intraday high of 1,623.74. ... [Full Article]
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Thousands of mourners gathered Tuesday at the wreckage of a Bangladeshi garment factory building to offer prayers for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in the structure's collapse last month, the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]