Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Wednesday, October 14, 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.

Extremist group prime suspect in peace rally carnage
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the Islamic State extremist group is the prime suspect in the double suicide bombings in Ankara that killed 97 and sparked anger over the authorities' failure to ensure security.

Mother, toddler killed in air strike on Gaza
An Israeli air strike killed a pregnant Palestinian mother and her three-year-old daughter in the Gaza Strip yesterday and police, confronting a surge of stabbing attacks in Israel, said they foiled an attempt to drive a car bomb into Jerusalem.

Shooting of boy, 12, seen as justified
A white police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, was justified in shooting dead a 12-year-old boy carrying a replica gun last year, reports ordered by the prosecutor investigating the incident found.

Cruise strikes on Syria alarm NATO
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned of a "troubling escalation" in Russian military activity in Syria, as defense ministers held talks on Moscow's dramatically expanded air campaign.

Indonesia accepts help on wildfires
Indonesia has agreed to accept international help to combat forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in haze after weeks of failed attempts to douse the blazes.

Russian warships in missile blitz
Russian warships joined in strikes in Syria with a volley of cruise missile attacks as President Vladimir Putin pledged his air force would back a ground offensive by government forces.

Five held after terror slaying
Five people have been arrested in Australia over the terror-linked murder of a police worker, after coordinated raids by more than 200 officers on properties across Sydney.

Expat charged with murder of son, 5
A Belgian financial executive was charged yesterday with murdering his five-year-old son in Singapore. That may lead to him being hanged.

Freedom of seas `not up for grabs'
Some countries appear to view freedom of the seas as "up for grabs" in the South China Sea, imposing warnings and restrictions that threaten stability, a US Navy commander said in comments apparently aimed at China.

Particle pair split Nobel prize
Japan's Takaaki Kajita and Canada's Arthur McDonald won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their discovery that neutrinos labeled nature's most elusive particles have mass.

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