2012.08.28

News Headlines - 28 August 2012

Isaac nears hurricane strength and heads for New Orleans - U.S. News

Tropical storm Isaac was on the verge of becoming a hurricane as it approached the Gulf Coast early Tuesday morning, forecasters warned. Its swirling winds and rain will be a major test of the region's new flood control systems seven years after Hurricane Katrina sent walls of water crashing inland.

An end to war? Colombian government seeks peace with FARC rebels - World News

Colombia's government is seeking peace with the country's biggest rebel group, the FARC, and could consider also holding talks with a second guerrilla movement to end five decades of war, the country's president said on Monday.

Israeli court rules military not at fault in US activist’s death - The Washington Post

An Israeli court ruled Tuesday that the military was not at fault for killing a U.S. activist crushed by an army bulldozer during a 2003 demonstration, rejecting a lawsuit filed by her parents.

BBC News - Japan seeks China probe into ambassador's car flag attack

Japan has called an incident in which an unknown man ripped the flag off a car carrying its ambassador in Beijing "very regrettable".

Japan cuts economic assessment as global slowdown bites | Reuters

Japan's government cut its assessment for the export-reliant economy for the first time in nearly a year as slowing global growth weighed on exports, clouding recovery prospects and adding pressure on the central bank for further stimulus.


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