China, India to Sign $6.8 Billion Deal to Establish Industrial Parks
(Reuters) China and India will sign a $6.8 billion (4.1 billion pounds) deal to establish two industrial parks aimed at reducing trade imbalances, Wang Hejun, economic and commercial counsellor of the Chinese embassy in India said on Wednesday.
Angry Pakistani Passengers Throw Politician Off Plane
(Reuters) Fed up with constant delays and flight cancellations, disgruntled Pakistani passengers prevented a senior politician from boarding an airplane after he turned up at least two hours late for the flight.
Pretoria Says 300 South Africans at Collapsed Nigerian Church
(Reuters) As many as 300 South Africans were visiting a Pentecostal church in Nigeria last week when a building in the compound collapsed, killing more than 60 people, and an unknown number are still unaccounted for, the government said on Wednesday.
No Damage Reported as 7.1 Quake Strikes Northwest of Guam
(Reuters) A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 25 miles (40 km) northwest of the Pacific island Guam on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of serious damage.
South Korea’s Park Says Door Open for Talks With North
(Reuters) South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly.
Fijians Head to Polls for First Post-Coup General Election
(Reuters) Voters in Fiji headed to the polls on Wednesday for the first time in eight years, following a decision by the South Pacific island nation’s military junta that the time was right for a transition back to democratic rule.
Guatemala Government Responds to News Story Before It Is Published
(Reuters) Guatemala’s government posted an online response to a newspaper article about the country’s vice president before it was published, provoking criticism the government was spying on the country’s media.
U.S. Leaders Call for ‘War’ on Ebola Outbreak, Pledge Troops
(Reuters) U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded “war” to contain West Africa’s deadly Ebola epidemic before it threatens more countries, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat the virus.
Brazil’s Rousseff Slips in Poll Ahead of October Election
(Reuters) President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground to her main challenger, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil’s presidential election, which will likely be decided in a close second-round runoff, a poll showed on Tuesday.
Tropical Storm Polo to Strengthen to Hurricane Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast
(Reuters) Tropical Storm Polo is forecast to become a hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, just days after a severe storm battered the Baja California peninsula.
Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50
BEIRUT (AP)—Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday.
Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP)—Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.