News Headlines - 15 August 2013

BBC News - Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit as PM Abe sends offering

Two Japanese cabinet ministers and dozens of lawmakers have visited the Yasukuni shrine on the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.

China, S Korea condemn Japan over war shrine visit|chinadaily.com.cn

China and South Korea on Thursday strongly condemned the visits of Japanese cabinet members, lawmakers and other politicians to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which honors 14 Class-A war criminals in the World War II.

Egypt Defends Crackdown As UN Council Meets

The Egyptian ambassador to Britain has said the force used in deadly raids on Cairo protest camps was "not at all excessive".

AFP: Over 50 injured by blast at Japan fireworks show: media

More than 50 people were injured Thursday evening by an explosion probably caused by a gas cylinder just before a fireworks display in Japan's Kyoto prefecture, media reports said.

Mark Sutton dies: Footage of Olympics stuntman's final moments handed over to police investigators - Mirror Online

The stuntman who was James Bond’s double in last year’s Olympics opening ceremony was killed when he plummeted into a mountain at 155mph during a “wing-suit” freefall.








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