Libyan leader Moammer Khadafy, has been labeled an enemy of Islam by the Al-Qaida's No 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.
Al-Qaida is threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country, because of its improved relations with the United States.
In 2003 Libya agreed to give up nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and accept responsibility for bombing aircraft over Scotland and Niger in 1988 and 1989. The moved ended years of Libyan isolation.
In a 28-minute audio recording titled "Unity of the Ranks," al-Zawahri also urged mujahideen in North Africa to topple the leaders of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
China: Govt to watch stock market closely
The government will take measures to prevent asset bubbles and avoid huge fluctuations in the stock market, said Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday.
Preventing asset bubbles is like preventing inflation and it is the government's responsibility to ensure a fair, healthy and transparent stock market, Wen said in Uzbekistan.
He was attending the Sixth Meeting of Prime Ministers of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
He added that all measures will be market-oriented ones, rather than administrative actions.
Egypt: King Tut on display
The linen wrapped mummy of King Tutankamon was put on public display for the first time yesterday - 85 years after the 3,000-year-old tomb was discovered in Luxor's Valley of the Kings.
Much of the mummy's body is broken into 18 pieces, which occurred when British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the mummy and tried to pull off the pharaoh’s famous golden mask.
King Tut’s body was removed due to damage from tourism. The mysterious boy-king attracted thousands of tourists to his underground chamber every month.
China: Rich singles mingle at exclusive party
Twenty millionaire men, some of the country’s richest, and 30 single young beauties partied for the purpose of being paired up last Saturday at an old villa in downtown Shanghai.
From 6 pm guests began arriving at an exclusive address called Abundant Green Garden on Hengshan Road, some of them in limousines arranged by the organizer, a matchmaking website -- 915915.com.cn.
To disguise their identities from photographers' cameras, all the guests entered the venue wearing a face mask, or even a paper bag.
China: Running with international pride
Eight lucky expats have been chosen to carry the Olympic Torch for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
The finalists were chosen after a month-long online campaign organized by Lenovo Group, the worldwide partner of the Olympic torch relay, with the help of China Daily.
More than 250 hopefuls from 47 countries vied for the eight available slots.
The winners were chosen by a vote, but in order to be shortlisted, some applicants engaged a variety of multimedia to promote themselves.
The youngest torchbearer is 14-year-old Luis Hong-Sanchez from Colombia. Luis has lived in China since almost all his life. His Olympic dream began four years ago.
“When I was around ten years ago, my father told me, I should be a translater in 2008 Olympic sports Games for the Colombian sports team, so I think,wow, that must be quite cool. Then I figure out that I have to be 18 years old to do that, so I wasn’t old enough. Then I thought a tourchbearer that’s a small part I can help the Olympic, so I say yeah!”
The eldest winner who also scored the highest number of votes is 64-year-old Jenny Bowen.
“I run a organization called Half the Sky Foundation, we work in government welfare insititutions across China helping orphan children.”
She has two Chiese girls adopted from Chinese welfare institutions.
Bowen is overwhelmed by the opportunity to take part in next year’s Olympics.
The eight winners will each carry the torch for 200 meters on Chinese soil.
More than 245,000 votes were cast in the campaign that was launched on September 7.
（英语点津 Linda 编辑）
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