Oct 162013

UN rejects claims from cholera victims: The United Nations has formally rejected damage claims from lawyers working on behalf of the victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti. UN peacekeepers have been accused of introducing the disease to the country, which has infected more than 600,000 people and killed around 8,000 since 2010.


Sri Lankan religious tensions: A new Sinhalese Buddhist group in Sri Lanka has called for the abolition of Muslim laws about how certain foods should be prepared.
This comes at a time of rising religious tension in the country.


Meteor hits Russia: More than 400 people have been injured in Russia by an explosion caused by what seems to have been a meteor.


Ceremony for new Archbishop of Canterbury: The former Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, will become the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury at a service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London today, legally confirming his selection last year.


What does Europe want from Obama?: According to one survey, 75% of Europeans would have voted for President Obama if they could, compared to only 8% who would have chosen the Republican Mitt Romney. But what does Europe want from Obama’s second term?


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