S. Korea’s Lee stumps for Obama at GM plant
Michigan, Oct 15, AFPSouth Korean President Lee
Myung-Bak delivered an unusual and enthusiastic political boost to
President Barack Obama Friday, praising his salvation of the US auto
industry in the key electoral battleground state of Michigan.
Syria uprising: UN says protest death toll hits 3,000
The United Nations says 3,000 people have been
killed in Syria in the seven months of protests against the rule of
President Bashar al-Assad. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Navi Pillay said at least 187 children were among the dead.
India encephalitis outbreak kills 400, mainly children
More than 400 people, mainly children, have died
in an outbreak of viral encephalitis in northern India, health
officials say. So far 2,300 patients have been admitted to a
hospital in the affected Gorakhpur area of Uttar Pradesh state. A
doctor told the BBC that it was a “tragedy beyond imagination”, with
children dying every day.