Egypt bus crash kills 55
At least 55 Egyptians were killed when their bus
plunged into a canal south of Cairo on Sunday in one of the
deadliest road accidents in Egypt in years, officials said.
Afghan neighbours and allies in crisis talks
PARIS: Senior envoys from Afghanistan, its
neighbours and the world’s great powers were scheduled to meet
yesterday in Paris to discuss ways out of the beleaguered country’s
seemingly endless state of war.
Asian powers vow cooperation on economic crisis
JAPAN: The leaders of China, Japan and South
Korea pledged Saturday to drum up funding to spare Asia the worst of
the global financial crisis, vowing the region would help revive the
Ecuador considers buying Iranian weapons
ECUADOR: Ecuador is looking into buying weapons
from Iran to help its military secure the border with Colombia, said
President Rafael Correa.
Kseniya Sukhinova new Miss World
S.AFRICA: Russian blonde Kseniya Sukhinova is
the new Miss World. Sukhinova was crowned after a two-hour spectacle
in Johannesburg Saturday that combined elements of travelogue and
reality show, and the kind of flag-waving usually seen at sports
events. She beamed as she was crowned.