Something is amiss on the streets of Mongkok. Ordinarily, the bustling 4.4 square mile patch of shops and food stalls is packed with some of the highest rates of pedestrian traffic in the world. In Hong Kong, Mongkok has become synonymous with the city’s best bargains and slowest-moving sidewalks, but its over-saturation has always been part of its charm.
Two retired Turkish generals are accused of masterminding a plot to overthrow the government, according to an indictment officially released Wednesday that charged more than 50 others as their accomplices. The last flood even near that level was in 1997, when the river crested at 39.6 feet. The record for the Red River in Fargo, the state’s most populous city, was set in 1897 at 40.1 feet, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher says he is "astonished" by the swift introduction of new rules to decide the Formula One drivers title by the number of race wins. The former Ferrari star is also skeptical that the last-minute changes will benefit motorsport’s most prestigious category. “I cannot imagine those changes to help F1, especially regarding the new system to find the champion,” he told his personal Web site www.michael-schumacher.de