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.

Ruling by Israeli court in horror case slammed
A Jerusalem court found two Israelis guilty of the burning alive of a Palestinian teen in the runup to last year's Gaza war, but held off on convicting the alleged ringleader, raising the risk of fresh tensions.

EU and Ankara sign refugee deal
Turkey and the European Union have agreed on a 3 billion euro (HK$24.62 billion) aid deal to stem the flow of Syrian refugees and other migrants to Europe.

`Davao Death Squad' chief targets presidency
A feared Philippine mayor, nicknamed "Dirty Harry" for his ruthless anti-crime stance, announced he would run for president next year, after boasting of killing criminals and cursing the pope for worsening traffic.

`Enough' call after clinic killings
President Barack Obama offered a familiar "enough is enough" refrain and made yet another plea for tighter controls on military-style weapons after three people were shot dead at a family planning center in the United States.

Turks to hand back body of Russian pilot
The body of a Russian pilot killed when his jet was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative after being retrieved from Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

Refugee summit pressures Thai neighbors
Burma and Bangladesh face renewed pressure to tackle the root causes of an annual migration crisis after Thailand announced a regional summit ahead of the new sailing season.

Russia to turn trade screw after missiles
Russia is preparing a raft of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey after Ankara downed one of its warplanes, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

Thousands left homeless by shanty inferno
A huge fire that swept through a crowded Manila shanty town has razed more than 800 homes, leaving thousands homeless after they were forced to flee for their lives.

Hospital horror: calls grow
Pressure was growing for an international inquiry into a catastrophic US strike on a hospital in Afghanistan.

Thick file on teen-kill cop
A white Chicago policeman caught on tape shooting dead a black teenager had at least 20 complaints filed against him but was never disciplined, a database shows, in the latest such incident to inflame racial sentiment in the United States.

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