Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Sunday, November 23, 2014   

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.



Beauty queen, sister `shot in jealous rage'
Miss Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister's jealous boyfriend, police said hours after the siblings were found dead beside a river.

Radio host jailed for royal insult
A Thai radio show host has been jailed for five years for royal defamation, one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the draconian law since a May coup.

Abbas blamed after slayings at synagogue
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas after a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, saying it was the "direct result" of his incitement.

Napoleon hat fits 1.9m euros bid
One of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats was sold to a South Korean collector for nearly 1.9 million euros (HK$18.42 million) at an auction outside Paris.

Bird flu has Holland on high alert
Dutch authorities have banned the transport of poultry after the discovery of what they said is almost certainly a strain of bird flu that could jump to humans.

US pair sought over baby parts
Two Americans are being sought by Thai police after the body parts of several babies probably stolen from a medical museum were found in five parcels destined for the United States.

'Righteous' will always get arms, claims Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin stuck to his guns as he refused to say where Moscow-backed Ukrainian separatists receive heavy arms from, and adding that people fighting a just cause "will always get weapons."

US aid worker in execution horror video
The Islamic State released a video yesterday claiming the beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig as Washington readies to send more troops to Iraq.

G20 leaders vow growth to create millions of jobs
G20 leaders representing the bulk of the world's economy committed to reform measures to lift their collective growth by an extra 2.1 percent by 2018, despite evidence of a slowdown in some major nations.

Last-ditch fight for Ebola hero doctor
Doctors said the latest Ebola sufferer to arrive for treatment in the United States, where he is described as a hero, was in an "extremely critical condition."



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