Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Wednesday, August 20, 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.

Dozens held after cops shot at
Protesters shot at police and threw rocks and Molotov cocktails in a new spasm of violence in the St Louis suburb that left six wounded and led to 31 arrests.

National Guard to riot town
Missouri's governor ordered National Guard troops to help restore order in Ferguson, hours after police hurled tear gas to disperse violent protesters in the town wracked by race riots.

Rockets hit Ukraine refugee convoy
Rocket fire hit a convoy of buses carrying refugees from the east Ukrainian city of Luhansk yesterday killing an unknown number of people, Ukraine's military and rebels said, blaming each other for the strike.

Carjackers strike royal motorcade
Kalashnikov-wielding robbers attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros (HK$2.59 million) in cash and reportedly stealing "sensitive" documents.

I want out, claims Assange
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent more than two years inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, will leave the building "soon" if British authorities clear the way.

Horror ordeal at sea recalled by tourists
Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia were rescued after a horrific ordeal that forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine.

Do not fear Church, urges pope
Pope Francis, in remarks clearly intended for communist-ruled nations such as China, North Korea and Vietnam, said Asian governments should not fear Christians as they do not "come as conquerors" but as integral parts of local cultures.

Accused teen claims jail abuse
An American teenager suspected of killing her mother, whose body was found in a suitcase in Bali, has revealed she is pregnant and claims she has been assaulted in custody.

Dose of hope for African doctors as rare Ebola drug dwindles
Three doctors suffering from Ebola have been administered three doses of the rare, experimental drug ZMapp in Liberia.

Home of veteran singer searched in sex-crime probe
British police searched a property belonging to veteran singer Cliff Richard as part of a probe into claims of abuse against a boy decades ago.

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