China, Australia sign cooperation deals
China: China and Australia yesterday signed five
cooperative agreements in Beijing with an eye to advance their
constructive cooperation. The signing ceremony was held in the
presence of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and visiting Australian Prime
Minister Julia Gillard, who is making her first visit to China since
taking office in 2010.
Some 500 arrested in Syria
Syria: Security forces have arrested some 500
pro-democracy sympathisers across Syria after the government sent in
tanks to try to crush protests in the city of Deraa, the Syrian
rights organisation Sawasiah said yesterday.
Devotees fear for Indian guruís charity empire
India: Deep grief in India over the death of
guru Sathya Sai Baba is compounded by one practical concern among
followers: who will run his hugely wealthy trust and its myriad of