News Headlines - 16 October 2014

BBC News - Global shares slide on growth fears

Global shares have fallen sharply as concerns about weak global economic growth knock investor confidence.
In the US, the Dow Jones fell by 2.5%, before recovering to 16,141.74, a 1% drop. European markets were also sharply lower.

The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons - NYTimes.com

From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.

BBC News - David Greenglass, US Cold War spy, 'died in July'

An American spy who passed nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union in one of the most high-profile espionage scandals of the Cold War has died.
David Greenglass, who was 92, stole atomic research data while working on the wartime Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Universal to open $3.3bn theme park in China - FT.com

US film company Universal Studios has outlined plans to build a $3.3bn theme park in Beijing, in the latest expression of Hollywood’s growing love affair with China.

Japan Rebuffed Over U.N. Report on Wartime Brothels - NYTimes.com

The Japanese government has asked for the partial retraction of a nearly two-decade-old United Nations report on women forced to work in Japanese military brothels, but the report’s author has refused the request, a Japanese government spokesman said on Thursday.








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