Stock markets are closing lower and lower as the government remains shutdown. Brown argues that a greater fall in stock prices may be the wake-up call Washington needs. The market needs to scare congress straight before Washington will get serious about finalizing a budget plan and re-open the government.
Masked protesters gather for a rally near the Presidential Palace to mark International Human Rights Day Saturday, in Manila, The Philippines. The protesters are calling on the government to end extra-judicial killings in the country which have already claimed the lives of more than 4,000 people.