Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Tuesday, May 26, 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.



Hundreds perish as heatwave grips Indian states for days
More than 430 people have died in two Indian states during a heatwave that has seen temperatures nudge 50 degrees Celsius and forced Kolkata's iconic yellow taxis off the road.

Alarms sound after quake rattles Tokyo
A strong earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo, setting off alarms and temporarily bringing the city's underground rail system to a halt.

North nuclear warhead doubts
North Korea said it has perfected the technology to make nuclear warheads, not long after announcing it has launched a ballistic missile from a submarine.

Seven held for heist in London diamond district
Seven men were arrested yesterday over an audacious heist in London's diamond district last month, when a gang drilled through a concrete vault and broke into 72 safe deposit boxes.

Old foes meet 36 years later
Britain's Prince Charles shook hands with Gerry Adams in his first meeting with the leader of the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army that killed his great uncle in a bomb attack 36 years ago.

Kiev to shame Moscow with captured soldiers
Ukraine vowed yesterday to present to the public two Russian soldiers it said were captured while fighting Moscow- backed forces in the separatist east.

Six years for tennis ace who raped
Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.

New sanctions loom as Kerry slams Kim
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea yesterday of possible fresh sanctions as he slammed Kim Jong Un's "egregious" leadership with its reliance on reckless provocation and grotesque executions.

NATO fears extremists swept on human tide
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned that fighters from Islamic extremist groups may hide among the flood of migrants seeking refuge in Europe, increasing the need for an effective response.

Burma accepts migrant 'concerns'
Burma acknowledges international "concerns" about waves of boat people, many of whom are fleeing from persecution, but denies the country is solely to blame as thousands languish in dire straits at sea.



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