afp.com. "Japan Nobel winner is salaryman who took on bosses" - Japan celebrated three more Nobel prizes Wednesday, including for a scientist remembered as the salaryman who stood up to a corporation -- and won, AFP reports. Shuji Nakamura was one of a trio recognised for their pioneering work in the creation of the blue LED, a development that paved the way for energy-efficient lighting.
"NATO waging 'war of extermination' against Russia: Castro" - Cuba's former president Fidel Castro on Wednesday accused NATO of planning a "war of extermination" against Russia, in the latest echo of Cold War tensions between the West and the vestiges of the former Soviet bloc, AFP reports.
tengrinews.kz. "National payment system in Kazakhstan unfeasible: experts" - Is there a need for a national payment system in Kazakhstan? If so, will it be feasible? The questions have been raised after the U.S.-sanctioned Russian banks were denied access to Visa and MasterCard in March this year, which clearly showed that the financial industry was dominated by the West.
wsj.com. "Fate of Ebola-Stricken Medical Worker’s Dog Sparks Outcry in Spain" - Among the lives on the line in the spread of Ebola outside West Africa is that of Excalibur, a stricken Spanish medical worker’s 12-year-old dog. Madrid’s regional government on Tuesday said it would euthanize the light-brown rescue dog to avoid possible contagion. Javier Limón, husband of the infected nurse’s aide, couldn’t bear it. He issued a desperate public appeal to save the family pet.