June 23rd, 2010
06:30 AM ET

World update: Insurgents killed in Afghan offensive

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

Afghan offensive - Afghan and international troops have killed a "large number of insurgents" during an offensive this week, NATO's International Security Assistance Force says.

China floods - A fresh breach of a river dike in eastern China is causing fresh flooding in an area already inundated, according to state-media reports. About 100,000 people fled earlier flooding from the Fu River in Jiangxi province.

McChrystal fallout - America's top military commander in Afghanistan is unlikely to survive the fallout from remarks he made about colleagues in a magazine profile to be published Friday, according to a Pentagon source who has ongoing contacts with the general. Read the full story

Indonesia scandal - Indonesian police have arrested pop star Nazril "Ariel" Ilham for his involvement in sex videos that allegedly feature himself and two other top Indonesian celebrities. The singer was named a suspect after the police questioned the three celebrities and expert witnesses over the last two weeks. Read the full story

Jamaica arrest - Alleged drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke has been arrested outside Kingston, Jamaica, police say. Coke was charged last year in a U.S. court with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and cocaine and with conspiracy to illegally traffic in firearms.  He maintains a heroic reputation in Kingston slums. Read the full story

Air India anniversary - Irish officials and ambassadors are gathered on Ireland's southern coast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Air India bombing that killed 329 people. Air India flight 182 went down in the Atlantic Ocean off Ireland's County Cork while en route from Montreal, Canada, to India. A majority of the victims were Canadian nationals of Indian origin.

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