|UK manufacturing export orders highest in two years after Brexit vote|
Orders for British manufacturing exports rose to their highest level in two years in August helped by the Brexit-induced fall in sterling but the weaker pound also pushed up price expectations to their highest in over a year, a survey showed. An index measuring overall factory orders dipped slightly in August to -5 from -4 in July but export orders improved to -6 from -22, their highest since August 2014, the survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed. "It's good to see manufacturing output growth coming in stronger than expected, and some signs that the fall in sterling is helping to bolster export orders," Anna Leach, CBI Head of Economic Analysis and Surveys, said.
|Turkey launches new artillery strikes at IS in Syria|
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ‚ÄĒ Turkey's artillery shelled Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, a senior Turkish official said, amid reports that Turkey-backed Syrian rebels were preparing an offensive against an IS-held border town in northern Syria.
|North Korea lays new landmines near border truce village: report|
North Korea has laid landmines in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, the South's Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, as tension rose on the divided peninsula after the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises. North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and a string of rocket tests since then, regards the joint exercises as akin to war and has threatened to launch a military strike in retaliation. North Korea had laid the mines near the DMZ "truce village" of Panmunjom, which is controlled by both of the Koreas and the U.S. military.
|Activists to battle on after Japan whaling court victory|
Japanese whalers on Tuesday celebrated what they described as a court victory in the US to end years of high seas clashes with anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, which immediately vowed to fight on. The arch enemies have waged a legal and public relations battle as Sea Shepherd has sought to disrupt an annual whale hunt in the Antarctic that Japan defends as scientific research.
|Russia loses Paralympics ban appeal|
Russian competitors remained banned from the Rio Paralympics after the country lost an appeal Tuesday against a suspension issued over evidence of state-run doping. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the appeal filed by the Russian Paralympic Committee, which sought to overturn the ban announced on August 7 by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The IPC took the dramatic action after the release of a bombshell report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that detailed a vast Russian drug-cheating programme supported by the government.