June 21st, 2010
06:11 AM ET

World update: El Salvador bus attack kills 11

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Monday:

Bus attack - At least 11 passengers were killed and eight others injured Sunday night when assailants set fire to a mass transit bus in San Salvador, El Salvador, police said. Witnesses said people on motorcycles intercepted the bus, doused it with gasoline and closed the doors with the passengers inside. Read the full story

China currency - China says it no longer will peg its currency to the value of the U.S. dollar, and that caused financial markets in Asia to move up.  The decision comes just ahead of the big international summit in Canada which will include finance ministers and central bank governors discussing world finances. Read the full story

Iran inspectors - The head of Iran's atomic energy agency says the country will ban two U.N. atomic watchdog inspectors from visiting nuclear facilities, the semiofficial Iranian Student News Agency reports.

Murder confession - Joran van der Sloot was "tricked" into confessing to the murder of a Peruvian student, Stephany Flores Ramirez, he says in a Dutch newspaper article published Monday.

Missing plane - Air and ground crews scoured through harsh terrain in west Africa on Monday after a plane carrying Australian mining executives went missing over the weekend.  Most of the nine passengers in the chartered flight were employees of Australian mining company Sundance Resources. Read the full story

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  1. dami

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com Their may souls rest in peace, my condolenses from their families

    June 21, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |