Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
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North nuclear warhead doubts
North Korea said it has perfected the technology to make nuclear warheads, not long after announcing it has launched a ballistic missile from a submarine.

Seven held for heist in London diamond district
Seven men were arrested yesterday over an audacious heist in London's diamond district last month, when a gang drilled through a concrete vault and broke into 72 safe deposit boxes.

Old foes meet 36 years later
Britain's Prince Charles shook hands with Gerry Adams in his first meeting with the leader of the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army that killed his great uncle in a bomb attack 36 years ago.

Kiev to shame Moscow with captured soldiers
Ukraine vowed yesterday to present to the public two Russian soldiers it said were captured while fighting Moscow- backed forces in the separatist east.

Six years for tennis ace who raped
Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.

New sanctions loom as Kerry slams Kim
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea yesterday of possible fresh sanctions as he slammed Kim Jong Un's "egregious" leadership with its reliance on reckless provocation and grotesque executions.

NATO fears extremists swept on human tide
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned that fighters from Islamic extremist groups may hide among the flood of migrants seeking refuge in Europe, increasing the need for an effective response.

Burma accepts migrant 'concerns'
Burma acknowledges international "concerns" about waves of boat people, many of whom are fleeing from persecution, but denies the country is solely to blame as thousands languish in dire straits at sea.

Thai 'kingpin' turns himself in
A former Thai regional official accused of being a top people-trafficking kingpin turned himself in, as the kingdom continues a belated blitz against the lucrative trade.

Pleas ignored as Egypt hangs six
Egyptian authorities hanged six men convicted of killing soldiers yesterday, ignoring appeals to spare them amid claims two were in custody at the time of their alleged crimes.



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