* World: At least 300,000 people were evacuated due to a series of floods in parts of China while recovery efforts have just begun in flood-ravaged Pakistan.
* Middle East: With key peace talks coming up next week Israeli and Palestinian representatives have been quarreling over issues such as security concerns and settlements.
* Australia: Leaders of the country’s two main political coalitions are forced to seek political alliances after neither group won a majority of parliamentary seats in Saturday’s elections.
* Philippines: Eight people including seven hostages died after a former police officer briefly took control of bus filled with Chinese tourists in Manila.
Image – The Guardian (“A road along the Yalu river which was destroyed by a flash flood. Four people have been killed and more than 100,000 evacuated in the border region between China and North Korea. Photograph: Jacky Chen/ Reuters Photograph: Jacky Chen/Reuters.”)
Online Sources- Reuters, CNN, The Age, BBC News, CBC