1. The Chairman of the U.S Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, has warned that the economic growth will slow down before the end of the year. But he says the economy was not heading for recession and the fall-out from the credit crisis could lead to a healthier financial system in the middium-to-long term.
2. The North sea coast of the Netherlands and Britian are facing their worst flood threat in decades, from a storm-driven tidal surge. The British government has warned the flood defences could be breached in Eastern England where police are evacuating elderly and disabled people.
3. A group of former pilots and government officials has called on the U.S. government to reopen an investigation into claims of UFO sighting, which has being closed since the late 1960s. The groups all say they have seen the UFO or have conducted to research into the phenomenon.