Japanese stocks fell as Chinese markets extended a rout that drove global equities lower and damped investor demand for firms that rely on China for sales.
Australia's sharemarket recovered after being pushed lower by China's renewed stockmarket troubles. Shortly before 1pm (AEST), Australia's S & P/ASX 200 hit positive territory after an early 1.1 per cent intraday fall.
A Florida family of professional treasure hunters has struck gold after discovering over $1 million worth of coins and jewelry in a huge Spanish shipwreck from the 18th century, Florida Today reports.
An ambitious plan to rebuild New York's LaGuardia Airport has been unveiled, a year after US v ice president Joe Biden compared it to "some Third World country".
Shares in Baidu, the world's top Chinese-language Internet search provider, dropped by as much as 6% in U.S. aftermarket trading after the company's latest financial report disappointed investors.