Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
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Road aids Alps crash hunt
With a road built to the crash site of the doomed Germanwings aircraft in the French Alps, investigators yesterday resumed their grim search through debris and body parts.

Student killer faces hanging
A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death for the murder of two British medical students last year.

Junta to scrap martial law for new order
Thailand's junta chief says he has asked the king for permission to lift martial law after coming under pressure from foreign governments, but added that the military will retain sweeping powers.

Cross-dresser dies in bizarre NSA ram bid
US police opened fire and one suspect died after two men dressed in women's clothing tried to ram their car onto the grounds of the National Security Agency outside Washington.

Teen in court for LKY video
A Singaporean teenager arrested after posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged with jailable offenses including obscenity and hurting religious feelings.

Flight bans get Thais moving on air safety
Thailand admits it "urgently" needs to improve airline safety procedures as several carriers face bans on new international flights after a UN aviation agency raised concerns.

Teenager held for YouTube attack on LKY
A teenage boy was arrested in Singapore for posting an expletive-laden video on YouTube attacking Christianity and the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, but the exact charges were unclear.

Nigeria tense ahead of first results in 'largely peaceful' election
Nigerians awaited the first results of a closely fought general election pitting President Goodluck Jonathan against ex- military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, as UN chief Ban Ki Moon called for calm after deadly riots followed 2011 polls.

'Suicidal tendencies' revealed
The co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings jet killing all 150 aboard was treated for suicidal tendencies "several years ago," before he received his pilot's license, German prosecutors said.

Arab leaders agree to set up joint force
Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars.

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