Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ancient China

"Patience, Grasshopper..."

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BBC World News

  • Thousands more join HK protests
  • Crowds of pro-democracy protesters grow in Hong Kong ahead of what organisers hope will be the largest protests so far on Wednesday - China's National Day.
  • Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border
  • Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
  • White House security plan 'failed'
  • The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.
  • Afghans sign deal to keep US troops
  • The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
  • Iran 'postpones' woman's execution
  • Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
  • Catalans slow independence campaign
  • The government of Catalonia halts its referendum campaign following a court ruling but remains "determined" to hold the vote.