An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Wednesday:
Dozens killed in Kingston: At least 29 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Jamaica's capital amid an all-out police assault on a suspected drug lord's stronghold, the island's government reported. Full story
U.S. backs South Korea: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged Washington's support for South Korea and called on North Korea to end belligerent actions. Full story
Italy austerity measures:¬†Italy has become the latest eurozone country to announce austerity measures to curb its debt, outlining a two-year package of cuts totaling $29.6 billion.
Japan quake: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 was reported off the coast of Japan on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said.
British Airways ponders legal action: BA has hinted at possible legal action over the strike by cabin crew, saying Wednesday it had written to remind their union to "retain all relevant paperwork." Full story
Anti-whaling activist to¬†face court: The trial of an activist accused of interfering with Japan's whaling fleet is scheduled to begin in a Japanese court Thursday. Full story