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North Dakota Flood Waters Level Off

Falling short of the predicted maximum height of 43 feet, the Red River in Fargo, North Dakota is believed to have peaked, USA Today.

Suspects arrested in Pakistan mosque bombing. Two men have been arrested in connection with the attack which killed at least 51 people in Jamrud, Pakistan on Friday, CNN.

George Galloway, a member of the British Parliament, has been barred from entering Canada by the Canadian federal government. Galloway is slated to appear in Toronto, Mississagua, Ottawa and Montreal this week for a speaking tour. He has said he will attempt to cross the border and organizers are prepared to broadcast his speeches via telephone if Galloway is denied entry. Canada considers Galloway a terrorist and a supporter of a terrorist organization. Galloway gave $45,000 as well as humanitarian goods to the Hamas government, a Palestinian socio-political group that controls Gaza. Though declared a terrorist organization by Israel, Canada, the European Union and the United States, Hamas won a majority in democraticly held elections in 2006, Globe ad Mail.

Another avalanche takes the life of a snowmobiler. The incident occurred near Golden, British Columbia, Globe and Mail.

Villanova squeaks into the Final Four in college basketball’s NCAA tournament. Villanova defeated Pittsburgh 78-76 Saturday night. Scottie Reynolds scored the final two points for Villanova with five-tenths of a second left in the game, New York Times.

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Suicide Attack in Pakistan Mosque

Breaking News: At least 48 are reported dead and 70 wounded in a suicide attack at a mosque in Jamrud, Pakistan. The attack occurred inside the mosque during Friday prayers. The mosque is completely destroyed. Jamrud is on a NATO supply route through Pakistan to Afghanistan, The Guardian.

At least 50 dead and 22 missing in Indonesian dam break outside the city of Jakarta. The cause of the dam break is currently unknown, The Jakarta Post.

Call for more volunteers as sandbagging continues in Fargo, North Dakota to hold off the rising Red River, Valley News Live.

Bodies of 2 snowmobilers who died in an avalanche on Tuesday are recovered by search teams in McBride, British Columbia, CBC  News.

Brazilian President Da Silva, in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the capital city of Brasilia, says the financial crisis was caused by “white people, blue-eyed people,” UK Times Online.

Turn out your lights for Earth Hour tomorrow at 8:30 pm local time wherever you are, official site.

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Flash Floods in Midwest Continue

Flash floods continue on the Red River and the Missouri River in the Midwest. Residents continue to sandbag along the Red River near Fargo, North Dakota. Crests of the river could reach as much as 41 feet. An ice jam on the same river threatens areas in Manitoba, including Winnipeg. 40 homes have been evacuated. The province spent over $11 million on breaking up the ice already this season, CBC News.

Courts in China uphold the convictions of two men involved in the tainted milk scandal. The men knowingly sold milk contaminated with melamine. 6 children died and over 300,000 became ill. One of the men is sentenced to spend 8 years in prison; the other man is sentenced to death, Washington Post.

A new Pentagon report outlines advances in Chinese military capabilities. China has decreased the size of the military to focus on technological advances, including cyber warfare and longer range missiles, CNN.

At least 11 dead in Pakistan suicide attack in Dera Ismail Khan. The attack targeted anti-Taliban fighters who were loyal to pro-government leader Turkistan Bitani, International Herald Tribune.

At least 16 dead in northern Baghdad car bombing, Yahoo News.

Fatal avalanches continue in British Columbia, Canada. One person died yesterday in an avalanche near Kimberley. Two others have been missing since Tuesday and are feared dead. 21 people have died in avalanches in British Columbia this year, Globe and Mail.

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