Austria siege: Austrian police have stormed a farmhouse where a poacher who shot and killed three policemen and a paramedic was holed up with an arsenal of hunting guns, the Austria Press Agency reported. AFP
Trial strike: The United Nations said today that it had secured a loan to pay Cambodian staff at the Khmer Rouge war crimes court who are striking over unpaid wages. The tribunal comprised 250 local workers. AFP
Bo Xilai verdict: The verdict in China’s biggest political trial in decades involving disgraced Communist Party leader Bo Xilai would be pronounced on Sunday, the court that tried him announced today.   PTI
Pervez seeks retrial: Ex-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, an accused in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, has sought a retrial arguing that the statements of witnesses were recorded while he was abroad.    PTI
Bahrain Opp: Bahraini Opposition groups said they have suspended their participation in reconciliation talks aimed at ending the kingdom’s political impasse, following the arrest of a prominent Shi’ite ex-MP. AFP
Canada accident: A double-decker bus collided with a passenger train at a crossing in a suburb of Canada’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring up to six others, an official said.     AFP
LTTE leader freed: A former LTTE top-rung leader, Sivasubramaniam Varadanathan alias Paduman,  was freed by a Sri Lankan court due to poor proof in a case related to a 2001 attack on a military installation.    PTI
Chinese billionaire: China’s second richest man Zong Qinghou was injured in a revenge attack by an unemployed man wielding a knife at his mansion in eastern China, the state media reported on Wednesday. PTI