Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Tuesday, May 5, 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.



Bodies of 100 found buried at trek village
Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing.

Most-wanted Filipino killed
A Filipino on a US list of most-wanted terrorists was shot in odd circumstances.

Suspected jungle camp boss held
A suspected key figure behind a brutal human trafficking network that ran a jungle camp in Thailand, where dozens of bodies have been found, has been arrested.

Firing squad gran writes final letters
A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she may be executed at any time.

Terror suspect link to US attack
Texas police shot dead two suspected Islamist extremists who opened fire outside an exhibition of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed staged by an anti- Muslim group.

'Busy day' after thousands rescued
More than 3,400 migrants have been rescued at sea, mainly off Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores following a series of deadly shipwrecks.

Thai jungle grave yields 26 bodies
Twenty-six bodies exhumed at a mass grave near a suspected human-trafficking camp in southern Thailand do not bear signs of violent death following initial forensic examinations at the site.

Boy, 6, latest victim of deadly Aussie deluge
The death toll from heavy rains that inundated Australia's east coast has climbed to six, as flood warnings continued following a severe deluge that cut power to thousands of homes and isolated numerous communities.

Executions of singing seven met with anger
Indonesia staunchly defended its execution of seven foreigners including two Australians as a vital front of its "war" on drugs as testimony emerged of how they went singing to their deaths.

Baltimore burns after another death
Baltimore residents yesterday began cleaning up the wreckage from rioting and fires that erupted after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody.



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