Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Wednesday, August 5, 2015   

N Korea nuke threat as UN turns screw
The UN Security Council imposed new sanctions against North Korea amid escalating tensions as the North threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States.



Take cover as monster Pacific storm roars in
Super Typhoon Soudelor developed into the world's most powerful storm of the year as it took aim at Japan, Taiwan and China after trashing the Northern Marianas.

Five arrests as Thais smash sex slavery ring
Five people suspected of trafficking Thai women into sex slavery in China have been arrested, with Thai police also saying they are believed to be part of a ring that has also trafficked women into Malaysia and Singapore.

Miracle as cranes fall on homes
Two huge cranes working on a bridge upgrade in the Netherlands toppled onto nearby houses and shops, yet no one suffered serious injuries.

Second US man in illegal lion kill
Another US trophy hunter is suspected of killing a lion in Zimbabwe without a permit, authorities in Harare said, days after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist caused global outrage.

Najib bonanza called 'donation'
Funds deposited into Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts were from a donation, not from debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, or 1MDB, the anti-corruption commission said yesterday.

Experts meet as decision on jet part nears
Five days after the discovery of a Boeing 777 wing fragment on La Reunion island, French and Malaysian aviation experts met with police and magistrates in Paris to coordinate their work in the investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370.

More metal found in MH370 hunt
Several pieces of "metallic debris" have been found on La Reunion island, where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week.

New leader for Taleban
The Taleban have chosen supreme leader Mullah Omar's deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said.

Row over 'swarm of migrants' as Channel chaos cools
Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism for saying a "swarm of migrants" is trying to come to Britain as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel.

White cop on kill rap after stop
A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.



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