Hurricane Ivan has been pounding Jamaica with high winds and torrents of rain, causing flooding and power outages throughout the Caribbean island nation.
With winds reaching 250 or more kilometers per hour, the storm has flattened homes and downed trees. Authorities warn about mudslides in higher elevations.
Americans are preparing to observe the third anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States that killed almost three thousand people from more than 30 countries. Victims and families are being remembered with vigils, religious services and other ceremonies across the country.
In New York City, at the site of the destroyed World Trade Center, victims' names will be read aloud (beginning at 8:46 am local time to mark the time when the first plane hit), and at sunset, two beams of light will be projected into the sky from the site were the Twin Towers once stood.
More than 1,000 Indonesian Muslims rallied today (Saturday) in Jakarta to protest terrorism and call for Islamic law. White-robed members of the hardline Islamic movement, Hizbut Tahrir, gathered at the city's main traffic circle to denounce the bombing that killed at least nine Indonesians and wounded 180 more.
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