Geography links for the week ending the 4th October

1. China and India are playing the soft power game in the USA

2. International steel company SSI have closed the famous Redcar steel works in NE England. Another casualty of globalisation?

3.There’s a jökulhlaup underway in Iceland’s Slaftá region. What does that mean?

4.Russia has involved itself in aerial bombing of targets in Syria. Is a former superpower trying to exert its influence abroad?