World Event Time Line
Jamaican wins 100m final in world record time. (Nyngan Observer)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt won 100 metres gold at the Beijing Olympics in a world record time on Saturday, running 9.68 seconds to claim victory in an exhilarating showdown with his compatriot Asafa Powell.
Ballack and Frings return to Germany squad in time for World Cup qualifiers (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
FRANKFURT, Germany - Captain Michael Ballack and fellow midfielder Torsten Frings are back in the Germany squad for next month's world Cup qualifiers, along with defender Christian Pander.
World champions face battle (Aljazeera)
Australia are aiming to win successive tests in South Africa for the first time in 45 years when they face the world champions in the rugby union Tri Nations on Saturday.
'Last female veteran of World War I' dies aged 109 (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A 109-year-old woman believed to be the last surviving female veteran of World War I has died, Britain's Ministry of Defence said.
Iranian film explores transsexual world (AP via Yahoo! News)
Organizers of the Venice Film Festival waited to announce "Khastegi (Tedium)" by first-time Iranian director Bahman Motamedian until the last minute to avoid alerting authorities to its sensitive subject: transsexuals in modern-day Iran.
Making the world a better place one purchase at a time (SouthtownStar)
While Colleen Laino started Thoughtful World Shop as an online business, Laino sells her baskets, jewelry and totes at farmers markets in Frankfort and Tinley Park to raise awareness about the growing fair trade movement.
World's Largest Disco party sells out tickets in record time (The Buffalo News)
Despite a hike in ticket prices, this year's World's Largest Disco party sold out in record time, according to organizers.
Nietes defends WBO world crown Saturday (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
CEBU CITY, Philippines ? World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimum-weight champion Donnie Nietes defends his title for the first time this Saturday against Nicaraguan Eddy Castro in the co-main event of the ?WBO Night of Champions? card at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.
MARKET TALK: US Wheat Dips On World Crop, Lack Of News (INO News)
1324 EDT [Dow Jones] - U.S. wheat futures are lower on strong world supplies and a lack of bullish news, traders and analysts say. A large world crop is weighing on the market, although traders say the market has been aware of the strong crop for some time.
Conestoga man is world-class howler (Lancaster Online)
At the same time two local Olympians were making Lancaster County proud, Ernie Wilson of Conestoga did the same by howling like there was no tomorrow. At the world Predator Calling Competition recently in Kansas City,� Mo., Wilson finished third in both the All Around Champion and Distress...