13 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Rebel fighters ‘capture’ Syrian soldiers

Unconfirmed video shows 256 troops being held by opposition, as diplomats seeking to cool tensions meet in Turkey.
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2012 16:19 GMT

Middle East

Deadly car bomb hits Pakistan town

Fifteen dead and dozens injured by bomb targeting pro-government militia in Darra Adam Khel town in northwest Pakistan.
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2012 13:05 GMT
  1. Central & South Asia

  2. Deadly blast hits Pakistan’s Peshawar

  3. Peshawar blast targets US consulate vehicle

  4. Deadly bomb blast at Peshawar Sufi shrine

  5. Peshawar reels from violence

Pakistan prays for Malala’s fragile health

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf calls shooting of teenage activist an “attack on our national and social values”.
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2012 12:42 GMT


World condemns Pakistani activist’s shooting

Condemnation has poured in from international leaders for the shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban. ( 10-Oct-2012 )

Injured Children of Syria

BP Deepwater oil spill : Oil sheen from an undetermined source near Plaquemines Parish

Oil sheen on the coast of Louisiana in September, which was linked to Deepwater Horizon. The oil disaster has also been blamed for the new slick. Photograph: Julie Dermansky/Corbis

Deepwater Horizon pipe ‘responsible for new oil slick in Gulf of Mexico’

BP and Transocean to submit clean-up operation, after scientists link three-mile oil slick to Deepwater Horizon disaster

Environment Guardian

A farm near Devizes, Wiltshire

Pig farming has become increasingly expensive for UK farmers due to rising global grain prices. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Food prices: ‘Bread, coffee and fresh fruit have become a bit of a luxury’

Affordability is now the key factor for grocery shoppers, with ethical considerations least important

Lester Brown: World is closer to a food crisis than most realise
Damian Carrington: Rising prices are climate change’s first bite

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