Thursday, August 28, 2008
Ancient China"Patience, Grasshopper..." .
BBC World News
- S Africa 'day of prayer' for Mandela South Africa holds a day of "prayer and reflection" for President Nelson Mandela, the first in a week of commemorative events.
- Huge pro-EU rally grips Ukraine Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians protest in Kiev, intensifying pressure on the government over its refusal to sign a deal on closer EU ties.
- Thai opposition MPs pledge to resign Thailand's opposition MPs are to resign en masse, officials say, after weeks of protests aimed at forcing out the government.
- S Korea expands air defence zone South Korea expands its air defence zone after a similar announcement last month by China in an overlapping area raised regional tensions.
- UN inspectors visit Iran plant Inspectors from the UN's nuclear agency visit the Arak heavy water production plant for the first time in more than two years.
- Venezuela local polls test Maduro People in Venezuela have begun voting in municipal elections seen as a crucial test for President Nicolas Maduro.