News Headlines - 03 October 2013

Japan and U.S. Agree to Broaden Military Alliance - NYTimes.com

The United States and Japan agreed on Thursday to broaden their security alliance, expanding Japan’s role while maintaining an American military presence. The deal underscored the two countries’ efforts to respond to growing challenges from China and North Korea in a time of budget constraints.

Scores of Migrants Dead After Boat Sinks Off Sicily - NYTimes.com

In one of the deadliest recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, at least 94 migrants died Thursday off the coast of Lampedusa, an island south of Sicily, when their boat sank after a fire began onboard. More than 200 people were still missing of the roughly 500 people on the vessel, officials said.

Video: 'Safe' Tesla Model S bursts into flames on US highway - Telegraph

A video of a Tesla Model S car - which earned the best safety rating ever in American tests - engulfed in flames on a highway near Seattle has wiped more than six percent off the value of the company.

BBC News - France approves 'anti-Amazon' bill

France has approved a bill to support independent bookstores against competition from online retailers. The new laws will restrict companies like Amazon from combining offers of five percent discounts with free deliveries.

BBC News - Mail on Sunday apology for reporter attending Miliband family memorial event

The Mail on Sunday has "unreservedly" apologised "for a reporter intruding into a private memorial service" for Labour leader Ed Miliband's uncle.








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