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WSJ ASia Alert: Two Civilians Found Dead on Island Attacked by North Korea

Asia Alert from The Wall Street Journal South Korea found the bodies of two male civilians on the island shelled by North Korean forces, according to the Associated Press, adding to the death toll from Tuesday's surprise barrage. The South Korean Coast Guard said the bodies of two construction workers were found Wednesday, according to the AP. They're believed to be in their 60s. That would bring the South Korean death toll to four, including two South Korean marines killed Tuesday. North Korea's deadly attack on the island dramatically escalated the conflict between the two countries, leaving Seoul and its allies hunting for a response that would stave off more attacks but stop short of sparking war.

Qantas Suspends A380 Flights After Engine Failure.- WSJ Asia Alert

Asia Alert from The Wall Street Journal Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the airline is suspending all flights of its six Airbus A380 jetliners after a mid-air engine problem on a flight from Singapore forced an emergency landing. Mr. Joyce told a news conference in Sydney the suspension would remain in place until Qantas was satisfied that it was safe for its A380s to fly.

WSJ ASIA ALERT: EU Ministers Agree on South Korea Trade Deal. September 16th., 2010

Asia Alert from The Wall Street Journal The European Union's trade ministers approved a major trade agreement with South Korea that will eliminate most import tariffs and regulations that have hindered trade between the two. The long-awaited pact had been stymied by Italy's opposition amid concerns that surging Korean car imports would hurt Italian auto makers.