Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Tuesday, September 1, 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.

Affair not over for adultery site
Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the past week, parent company Avid Life Media said, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients.

Show of strength by under-fire leader
Malaysia's government reclaimed the streets of the capital yesterday after massive weekend protests demanding the premier's ouster, staging its own show of force with National Day celebrations attended by thousands.

Angry workers firing up Indonesia
Indonesian trade union chiefs expect tens of thousands of workers to call for higher pay at a mass protest against job cuts today, upping pressure on a government struggling with an economy growing at its slowest in six years.

Stiff border checks spell road to chaos
Austrian authorities toughened controls along the country's eastern borders yesterday, stopping hundreds of refugees and arresting five traffickers in a clampdown that followed last week's discovery of 71 dead migrants in a truck.

Mass rally against Abe security bills
Tens of thousands rallied outside Japan's parliament to protest against planned new laws that could see troops in the officially pacifist nation engage in combat for the first time since World War II.

Blow for Modi as protests bury land reform
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is ditching an executive order aimed at making it easier for business to buy land, in a big setback for his reformist government.

Fifth man seized over migrant truck horror
Hungarian police have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria.

Prison karma for five Buddha relic thieves
A Cambodian court sentenced five men to seven years in jail each for stealing a golden urn said to contain relics of Buddha after it was snatched from a mountain shrine.

Date set for final report into MH17 outrage over Ukraine
The final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine will be released in October 13, Dutch investigators said.

Parole panel names day on Pistorius
The South African review board that will decide on the release of Oscar Pistorius is to meet on September 18, his family said, after the Paralympian's parole was delayed last week.

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