Stories for October 17th 2011
With nearly one billion people still suffering from food shortages around the globe, the world must take a united stand against hunger, the United Nations said on Sunday 16 October, marking World Food Day.
BHP Billiton , the world's biggest miner, is close to launching a £2-billion-pound bid for Brazilian iron ore miner Ferrous Resources, the Sunday Times reported. The newspaper, without citing sources, said talks between BHP and Ferrous Resources started earlier this year and had stepped up in recent weeks.
Argentine representative before United Nations Jorge Argüello insisted in a public statement that ”be it not for the aid from London, the Falkland Islands could under no concept subsist without its natural continent, South America”.
Argentina and Uruguay suspended flights at major airports Sunday due to dangerous ash from neighbouring Chile's Puyehue volcano, which has disrupted global travel since it erupted earlier this year.