Many governments around the world have turned to infrastructure as a means of coping with the global economic crisis.
A part of the US stimulus plan calls for massive amounts of money to be spent on roads, railways and broadband Internet access.
In Japan, infrastructure spending is also being used to assist in current crisis.
Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng reports on one such project.
On Monday, Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, made his first visit to the United States since Barack Obama became president.
Brown says he will press Obama on the need for global action on the world economic crisis, ahead of next month’s G20 meeting in London.
Mark Seddon reports.
Armed men in Pakistan have targetted the Sri Lanka cricket team on their way to a test match in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
At least six Pakistani police officers were killed in the attack and several cricketers wounded.
Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports.