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.



Jakarta tempts fate with death row seven
Indonesia is ready to execute seven foreign drug convicts on death row after their appeals for presidential clemency were rejected, an official said, in a move certain to set Jakarta on a collision course with international allies.

Siege victim killed by police gunfire
Ricochets from police gunfire killed one of the two hostages who died in a 16-hour siege at a central Sydney cafe in December, an inquest into the deadly standoff was told.

War looms over attack
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two soldiers in an attack that raised fears of another all- out war.

New threat to airman by militants
Islamic State militants said they would execute a Jordanian pilot if Amman did not hand over a female would-be suicide bomber by sunset, as Japan waited for news of a journalist the extremists are also holding.

Probe finds co-pilot at controls before crash
The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just before the accident, Indonesia's lead investigator said.

Officials fend off swipes at NY shutdown
New York authorities and meteorologists defended a decision to shut down America's biggest city for a storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow east and north.

Missing Malaysia plane report to be released
Malaysia will release an interim report on its investigation into flight MH370 on March 7, a day before the first anniversary of the jet's mysterious disappearance.

Greece to press for debt slash
Greece will seek a "fair, mutually beneficial" deal with its European Union creditors on renegotiating its multibillion bailout and huge debt, newly elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said.

Holocaust survivors relive Auschwitz pain
For what may be the last time, elderly Holocaust survivors returned to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland, 70 years after its liberation, to urge the world never to forget one of history's worst atrocities.

Assault on luxury hotel leaves 9 dead
Nine people including at least five foreigners were killed in an assault on a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli.



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