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.