Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Monday, July 6, 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.



US air strikes on IS stronghold kill 22
Six civilians, including a child, were among at least 22 people killed in US air strikes on the Islamic State group's de facto Syrian capital yesterday and on Saturday, a monitor said.

Gunman 'worked in tourism'
The gunman behind the June 26 attack at a Tunisian resort that killed 38 foreigners had worked in the tourism industry, Prime Minister Habib Essid said.

Big savings talk as Brits face budget
British finance minister George Osborne claims to have found ways to chop 12 billion (HK$144.8 billion) off welfare outlays to help balance the budget by 2017-18.

Dozens die as ferry capsizes
A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port yesterday, killing at least 38 in the latest of the country's long string of maritime tragedies.

Cairo to crack down on rising terror blitz
Egypt vowed to crush an escalating insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula after Islamic State group jihadists killed dozens in their most spectacular assault yet in the strife-plagued region.

US seeks extradition of seven Fifa officials
The United States has demanded the extradition of seven Fifa officials detained in May, setting off what could become a prolonged legal battle over the handling of the major corruption case.

Zoos keep the cool as Europe swelters in heat
A blistering heat wave sweeping through Europe brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans, but meant a range of interesting ice creams for the continent's zoo animals.

Facebook likes Vienna ruling
An Austrian student's legal battle against Facebook, accusing it of helping the US security service collect personal data, suffered a setback after a Vienna court rejected his case on procedural grounds.

Indonesia crash deaths at 140
Indonesia's president yesterday promised a review of the country's aging air force fleet and a defense modernization drive as the death toll from the crash of a military transport plane in the north of the country climbed to around 140.

Europe swamped as migrants hit record
A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said yesterday.



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