Hundreds of thousands of fish have been washed up on the shores of Lake Cajititlan in the Mexican state of Jalisco over the past week. via BBC News – Mexico probes mass fish death in Lake Cajititlan.
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Germany has decided to send weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants. via BBC News – Germany to supply arms to Kurds fighting IS in Iraq.
China opposed additional sanctions against Russia on Monday over accusations Moscow was sending troops into Ukrainian territory, saying the European Union’s push to draw up more measures would only complicate the crisis. via China opposes proposed EU sanctions against Russia | Reuters.
Japan and Australia are leaning towards a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra’s military in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said. via Australia leans toward buying Japan subs to upgrade fleet: sources | Reuters.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma was due to meet Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Monday to try to resolve a political crisis in the small mountain kingdom after an apparent coup there over the weekend, a government spokesman said. via South Africa’s Zuma leads talks on Lesotho political crisis
Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen strategic ties as Asia’s second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, and said they would accelerate talks on the possible sale of an amphibious aircraft to India’s navy. via Japan and India vow to boost strategic
Both Islamist fighters and Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, senior U.N. officials said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday. via Both sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: U.N. debate | Reuters.
One of China’s top universities has urged students and teachers to “fight against” criticism of the ruling Communist Party, an influential party journal said, in the latest curbs on free expression. via Top Chinese university warns against criticizing Communist Party: journal | Reuters.
Libya’s government said it has lost control of most ministries and state institutions located in Tripoli after rival armed groups took over the capital. via Libyan government says has lost control of most Tripoli ministries | Reuters.