Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Wednesday, March 4, 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.



Crowds bid farewell to Putin foe
Thousands of mourners filed past the coffin of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, bidding farewell to a charismatic activist whose brazen assassination shocked the country.

Abe quizzed on party cash
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has already lost three ministers to political funding scandals, faced questions over claims that a branch of his ruling party took illegal donations.

Sonar hunt for MH370 draws blank
The intensive underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has turned up just a few shipping containers and no sign of the jet, the head of the Australian agency leading the search said.

Missiles from North greet start of war games
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and vowed "merciless" retaliation yesterday as the United States and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational.

Flipino infant 'victim of Oz sex monster'
An 18-month-old girl was among children allegedly sexually abused by an Australian man arrested in the Philippines last month.

Shelling deaths rattle shaky truce in eastern Ukraine
Two people were killed by shelling in east Ukraine as isolated clashes rattled a shaky truce with pro- Russian rebels and observers warned the country is at a crossroads.

Marchers mourn slain Putin foe
More than 70,00 Russians marched through central Moscow yesterday in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Japanese pushed again on 'comfort women'
South Korean President Park Geun Hye repeated a call for Japanese leaders to apologize to World War II sex slaves, warning that time is short for Tokyo to act.

Aero tracking tests year on from MH370
Australia is testing a "world first" system with Malaysia and Indonesia that increases the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans.

Relatives of 'Jihadi John' under watch
Several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in Kuwait, where the Islamic State executioner was born, are being closely monitored by authorities.



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