Oil prices, global economic worries hit Asia
Asian stocks fell on Monday as a rebound in oil
prices to above $126 revived inflation concerns at a time of growing
signs that a downturn in the U.S. economy is spreading worldwide.
India orders probe into deadly temple stampede
Indian authorities on Monday ordered a probe
into possible organisational lapses that led to a stampede outside a
mountaintop Hindu temple in northern India, killing at least 145
Gorbachev honours Solzhenitsyn’s ‘unique destiny’
The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev paid
tribute yesterday to the “unique destiny” of late Russian writer and
dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Interfax news agency reported.