News Headlines - 02 October 2012

6 Crew Members Detained in Hong Kong Ferry Disaster That Killed Dozens - NYTimes.com

Three crew members were arrested from each of two boats that collided just off the coast of Lamma, one of the largest of Hong Kong’s many outlying islands, at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, as the city was gearing up for a mammoth fireworks display that marked China’s National Day.

Georgia’s President Concedes Defeat in Parliamentary Election - NYTimes.com

Georgia’s larger-than-life president, Mikheil Saakashvili, conceded defeat on Tuesday after early results in Georgia’s hotly contested parliamentary race showed that a coalition backed by the billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili had edged out his party.

UN fails to resolve Syrian crisis

After countless speeches, meetings and behind-the-scenes discussions, the unending war in Syria remains the unsolved problem that loomed over this year's gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. As the week-long meeting of the UN General Assembly ended on Monday, there were no breakthroughs on a civil war that has vexed diplomats, paralysed the Security Council and raised new questions about the relevance of the United Nations.

BBC News - White House confirms cyber-attack on 'unclassified' system

The conservative Washington Free Beacon reported on Sunday that hackers linked to the Chinese government had breached the White House Military Office.

BBC News - Historian Eric Hobsbawm dies, aged 95

His reputation rests largely on four works, including History of the 20th Century, The Age of Extremes, which has been translated into 40 languages.









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