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Europe backs EU candidate for IMF Important voices from Europe think a European should become the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigns. President of Germany, Angela Merkel, said that a European is needed because of eurozone's many problems.
People in Zurich, Switzerland, support assisted suicide Voters in Zurich rejected proposed bans on assisted suicide and suicide tourism (foreigners that come into the country for assisted suicide). About 85% of voters opposed the ban on assisted suicide and nearly 78% opposed outlawing suicide tourism.
Floods threaten city of Memphis Recently, 13,000 acres of Missouri was flooded by record high water levels in the Mississippi. Now the floods are moving towards Memphis. The water coming by is moving 2 million cubic feet per second, according to Corps of Engineers Col. Vernie Reichling.