South Africa focus on team building for World Cup
5,700 presumed dead in June floods in India
South Korea blames North Korea for cyberattack
China complains to US on Taiwan legislation

South Africa focus on team building for World Cup
Captain AB de Villiers wants South Africa to use the tour of Sri Lanka to team-build toward the cricket World Cup in two years, and says his young players are learning to perform without the stars.

5,700 presumed dead in June floods in India
More than 5,700 people missing since floods devastated northern India last month are being presumed dead, even as rescue officials struggle to bring aid to affected villages, top officials said Tuesday.

South Korea blames North Korea for cyberattack
North Korea is to blame for last month’s cyberattacks on the websites of South Korean media companies and the president and prime minister’s offices, a South Korean investigation concluded Tuesday.

China complains to US on Taiwan legislation
China said Tuesday it has complained to the U.S. over legislation expressing support for Taiwan’s bid for observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Baidu to buy mobile apps company for $1.9 billion
Baidu Inc., which operates China’s most popular search engine, said Tuesday it will buy smartphone apps distributor 91 Wireless for $1.9 billion, adding to the scramble for the fast-growing Chinese mobile Internet market.

UK raises human rights with Myanmar president
The president of Myanmar pledged Monday to release all political prisoners in his country by the end of the year as he visited Britain for the first time. He has introduced democratic changes after decades of authoritarian rule that had led to international isolation.

UN: Some 5,000 Syrians being killed every month
U.N. officials say approximately 5,000 people a month are being killed in Syria and the flight of refugees is the worst since the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

Egypt’s interim president swears in new Cabinet
Egypt’s interim president on Tuesday swore in the first Cabinet since the military ousted the Islamist president, giving members of the country’s liberal movements key positions. The Cabinet includes three women.

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