Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
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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.



Oil prices spike
Crude prices rose as much as 6 percent after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen, pushing shares lower in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and lifting oil producers' currencies.

Teheran warns Saudis to end Yemen blitz
Iran demanded an immediate halt to Saudi-led military operations in Yemen and said it would make all necessary efforts to control the crisis there.

Filipina drug mule nears Indonesian firing squad
Indonesia's Supreme Court rejected an application by a Filipina on death row for a judicial review of her case, taking her closer to being executed with other foreign drug convicts.

Thais take on traffickers
Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly to introduce harsher punishments for human traffickers, including life imprisonment and the death penalty in cases where their victims die.

Cops off hook in riot-spark death
Britain's police watchdog has found no evidence of wrongdoing by officers involved in the shooting of a mixed-race man in London in 2011 that sparked nationwide riots.

Thai junta chief warns of 'executing' journos
Junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha lashed out at journalists, saying he would "probably just execute" those who did "not report the truth," in the latest outburst at Thai media.

American trigger fingers itchy
American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to urge President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons so it can defend itself in the face of "Russian aggression."

Firing squad makes Utah return
Utah has become the only US state to restore the firing squad as a method of execution, after its governor, Gary Herbert, signed a bill on the emotive issue into law.

Third-term denial by 'arrogant' leader
British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will not seek a third term in office, as he contests a close-fought election to try to win a second term.

Cancer risk spurs new Jolie op
Oscar-winning film star Angelina Jolie said she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her mother at 56.



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