Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
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Prison karma for five Buddha relic thieves
A Cambodian court sentenced five men to seven years in jail each for stealing a golden urn said to contain relics of Buddha after it was snatched from a mountain shrine.

Date set for final report into MH17 outrage over Ukraine
The final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine will be released in October 13, Dutch investigators said.

Parole panel names day on Pistorius
The South African review board that will decide on the release of Oscar Pistorius is to meet on September 18, his family said, after the Paralympian's parole was delayed last week.

Death truck haunts migrant talks
The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants have been found in a truck on a highway in Austria, the latest tragedy involving those trying to reach Europe.

Calm returns to Indian state after deadly riots
Thousands of troops patrolled Gujarat after at least nine people, including a police officer, died in the worst violence to hit the Indian prime minister's home state in more than a decade.

Action pledge in Philippines massacre trial
Trial hearings of defendants accused of the massacre of 58 people in the Philippines will finish by the end of the year, the chief justice vowed.

Cancer claims 9/11 `Dust Lady'
A survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York who was featured in one of the most haunting photographs of the outrage has died of stomach cancer. She was 42.

TV news pair shot dead on air
Two US television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia while conducting a live interview for morning television.

Charges laid after French train attack
A Moroccan has been charged with an attack on a high-speed French train, accusing him of a "targeted and premeditated" jihadist assault that would have led to carnage had passengers not intervened.

Bulgaria takes no chances in migrant flood
Bulgaria's army stepped in yesterday to buttress the southwestern border with Macedonia, which has been hit in recent days by an unprecedented influx of migrants.

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