Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
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New leader for Taleban
The Taleban have chosen supreme leader Mullah Omar's deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said.

Row over `swarm of migrants' as Channel chaos cools
Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism for saying a "swarm of migrants" is trying to come to Britain as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel.

White cop on kill rap after stop
A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.

Dentist turned lion killer hunted
Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved national park lion, sparking waves of criticism around the world.

Under-fire PM responds to cash scandal with ax
Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak yesterday replaced his deputy premier and sacked his attorney general amid a growing scandal that threatens his hold on office.

India mourns presidential 'missile man'
India's former president and top scientist APJ Kalam, who played a lead role in the country's nuclear weapons tests, has died at the age of 83.

Paris race drama: teen gives up
A 16-year-old handed himself in to police, confessing to smashing through barriers on the Tour de France route in Paris, sparking gunshots from security services hours before the finish of the famed race.

New 'sinking' KL terminal takes flak from AirAsia boss
Discount carrier AirAsia has called for urgent repairs at Malaysia's new budget airline terminal, claiming the tarmac is sinking.

Trafficking decision to anger Thais
A US government decision to keep Thailand on its list of worst human-trafficking centers for an unprecedented two straight years highlights the suspected role of Thai officials in the trade despite efforts to stop it.

Ugly scenes as police chase rioters at holy flashpoint
Israeli police entered one of Islam's holiest places, east Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, yesterday to tackle suspected Palestinian rioters, police said.



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