Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ancient China

"Patience, Grasshopper..." .

BBC World News

  • Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed
  • Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agree a long-term truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead.
  • Ukraine and Russia hold direct talks
  • The Ukrainian and Russian presidents hold their first direct talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, but there appears to be no breakthrough.
  • American 'fighter' dies in Syria battle
  • An American man, believed to be fighting alongside militants in Syria, has been killed, the White House has confirmed.
  • Hollande names new French cabinet
  • French President Francois Hollande names a new government under Prime Minister Manual Valls, dropping ministers who rebelled against spending cuts.
  • 'Ban E-cig use indoors,' says WHO
  • The World Health Organization says there should be regulations preventing the use of electronic cigarettes indoors in public and work places.
  • Big earthquake near Iceland volcano
  • Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has been hit by the largest quake since tremors began last week but experts say there are no signs of an eruption.