While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 6 edition

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)  trade pact gets frosty greeting in US Congress

Moments after the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement was announced, US lawmakers made their stand against the 12-nation trade pact, with some vowing to defeat the deal in Congress.

Prominent among detractors was Vermont senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders who called the agreement "disastrous".

"Wall Street and other big corporations have won again," he said in a statement. "It is time for the rest of us to stop letting multi-national corporations rig the system to pad their profits at our expense." 


Indonesian rescuers find plane wreckage in Sulawesi jungle

Rescuers Monday found the wreckage of a plane carrying 10 people that disappeared during a flight in central Indonesia last week, the latest accident to hit the archipelago nation's aviation sector.

The Aviastar aircraft, whose passengers included three children, went missing Friday shortly after taking off from a remote airport on Sulawesi island en route for the city of Makassar to the south.

The debris of the Twin Otter DHC-6 plane was discovered Monday afternoon in jungles on the island, along with some of the victims, after teams of rescuers, planes and boats were deployed on a massive search.


Volkswagen admits rigging of 8 million cars in EU

Volkswagen has admitted that 8 million vehicles were fitted with software capable of cheating diesel emissions tests in the European Union, a German newspaper said on Monday, citing a letter the carmaker sent to members of parliament.

The letter - dated Oct 2 and cosigned by the former government spokesman and current VW chief lobbyist Thomas Steg - says that vehicles with 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0 litre engines are affected, daily Handelsblatt reported in an advance copy of its Tuesday edition.

The authors of the letter apologise "for the wrongdoing of a few individuals" and promise to fully clarify the matters, the paper said.


NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish air space

The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies.

NATO held an emergency meeting of ambassadors of its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish air space" after a Russian jet crossed its frontier.

NATO members "strongly protest" and "condemn" incursions into Turkish and NATO territory, the alliance said.


Football: Brendan Rodgers 'incredibly disappointed' by Liverpool exit

Brendan Rodgers said on Monday that he was "incredibly disappointed" to have been sacked as manager of Liverpool, but paid warm tributes to the club's players, staff and fans.

"I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club," Rodgers said in a statement released by the League Managers' Association (LMA), which represents managers in English football. "It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game's great clubs for the last three years."

Rodgers, 42, took Liverpool to the brink of the Premier League title in 2014, but they finished sixth last season and are currently 10th in the table with 12 points from eight games.