But Israel also reopens border to allow humanitarian supplies into Palestinian territory.
On reflection, the Monitor's language columnist decides that bailout isn't a bad choice after all for 'Word of the Year.'
With tensions running high between India and Pakistan, the press is being urged to quit fanning the flames.
Monday's attack came amid discussion of doubling the US forces in Afghanistan by mid-2009.
When a teacher decides to sell space on his calculus tests, most students approve and the media beat a path to his door.
Lin Evola-Smidt turns weapons into art – on an increasingly ambitious scale.
Bilal Abdulla received life in prison for a 2007 attack on the Glasgow airport and a foiled plot against a London nightclub.