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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

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News briefs:October 25, 2007

Audio Wikinews News Brief for October 25, 2007 Recorded by: DavumayaProblems listening to the file? See media help.RSS This is the Audio Wikinews Brief for October 25, 2007. Contents 1 Bus explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia kills many civilians 2 UN report: climate change and food shortage major problems for Earth's future 3 Chinese police seal off monastery in Tibet 4 Garuda Indonesia Flight 200's pilot's marital problems may have affected judgement 5 Oral Roberts University reportedly owes over $50 million [edit] Retrieved from "https://en.wikinews.org/w/in