Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   

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.

Assault on airport stepped up
Islamist militiamen yesterday stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, two days after the collapse of a truce with rival ex-rebels who control the facility.

Mass exodus as humanitarian truce fails
A total of 87 Palestinians were killed as Israeli forces pounded northern Gaza yesterday, sending thousands fleeing on day 13 of the deadliest assault on the enclave in five years.

Smokes giant hit with US$23b bill for death
A Florida jury has ordered RJ Reynolds Tobacco to pay US$23.6 billion (HK$184.08 billion) to the wife of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in a verdict seen as one of the largest for a single plaintiff in state history.

Russia supplied killer missile, US believes
The United States believes Moscow provided Ukrainian rebels with the missile launchers that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and moved them back into Russia after it was hit, US newspapers reported.

Pedophile arrest wave in Britain
British police have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles including doctors, teachers and care workers in an operation aimed at those watching indecent images online.

Politician jailed for chimpanzee jibe
A former French local election candidate for the far-right National Front has been sentenced to nine months in prison for comparing the country's black justice minister to a monkey.

Gazans refuse to budge in face of air strike threats
Israel urged 100,000 Gazans to flee their homes, but the warning was largely ignored despite an intensification of the military's nine- day campaign after Hamas snubbed a ceasefire effort.

Dutch liable for slain 300
A Netherlands court ruled that the Dutch state is liable for the deaths of more than 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre - the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.

Cops sink 3D hopes of artist behind 'vagina kayak'
A Tokyo artist was still being detained on obscenity charges yesterday for distributing data that allowed recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina, sparking protests over what supporters said is an attack on free expression.

Illegal workers lost in Malaysia sinking
At least two people died and 18 were missing after an overloaded fishing boat carrying about 80 illegal workers from Indonesia capsized off peninsular Malaysia's Johor state.

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