In a joint effort, the US Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said they would invest $20 billion in the struggling bank and guarantee up to $306 billion of potentially toxic assets.
North Korean media announced that Pyongyang would suspend a breakthrough rail service to the South, as well as "strictly restrict" border crossing from South to North, citing South Korean's policy of "confrontation" as the reason.
Venezuelans voted in local elections seen as a popularity test for President Hugo Chavez after he was defeated in a referendum last year. Polls suggest Chavez's party should hold most states and cities.
Thousands of anti-governments demonstrators beseiged parliament and forced legislators to postpone a joint session that was supposed to consider legislation on a major regional summit scheduled for December.
Trailing by two goals after a lacklustre first half, Marseille fought back against a sprightly Lille to level the score in the dying seconds of the game and claw back to within one point of second-placed Nice.
In the southern city of Aswan, Egyptian police tear-gassed 2,000 rioters who were protesting the death of a man they say was mistakenly killed by the police. Several civilians were treated for exposure to tear gas.
The new Museum of Islamic Arts in the Qatari capital houses 800 artistic and historical treasures from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Just as important: the museum aims to show that Islam is a religion of "tolerance", not "terrorism".