* Canada: Detention hearings began for nearly 500 Tamil migrants seeking refuge in Canada.
* Australia: With days left to go in national elections a recent poll showed a slim lead for the ruling Labor Party and Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
* South Africa: Thousands of government workers have gone on strike seeking a pay raise of about 8.5%.
* China: In the latest tragedy to hit flood-ravaged areas of China at least 67 people are missing after a landslide slid through a mountain town.
Image – CBC (“A translator and lawyers representing the federal government and Tamil migrants sit before an immigration adjudicator in Vancouver.”)
Online Sources- MSNBC, Reuters, CNN, CTV, Bloomberg