Thursday, August 28, 2008
Ancient China"Patience, Grasshopper..." .
BBC World News
- US troops in Poland for exercises A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
- Ban blames all Syria sides over aid UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.
- Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.
- Japan pact 'covers disputed islands' US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
- Oldest baseball player dies aged 102 The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, dies in at home in Havana aged 102.
- S Sudan president sacks army chief South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.