Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
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School sex abuse: 5 jailed
Five cleaners were jailed over the sexual abuse of a young boy at one of the most prestigious international schools in Indonesia, in a scandal that has rocked Jakarta's expatriate community.

Cold Christmas for illegals
Sixteen Albanian migrants were found hiding in a truckload of Christmas trees waiting to board a ferry to England from the French port of Dieppe.

500 executions on cards
Pakistani authorities will execute about 500 militants within weeks now that a moratorium in place since 2008 on the death penalty has been lifted in terror cases after a school massacre by a Taleban gang.

Door opens to better life for orangutan
A female orangutan was cleared to leave a Buenos Aires zoo she has called home for 20 years after a court ruled she is entitled to better living conditions.

Bail revoked after Oz siege
The partner of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis had her bail revoked after Australian authorities requested a review amid public anger that the pair were on the streets.

Mother charged with murders of eight children
The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder yesterday, said police, describing it as the most tragic episode in their career as a makeshift memorial saw an outpouring of grief.

Earthquakes rattle faith in masterpiece
More than 250 minor tremors have rattled the Florence region over the past three days, sparking alarm in Italy over the safety of Michelangelo's David statue.

Facebook on spot over Russia rally
Russian authorities convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician, drawing ire from internet users.

Probe into nuclear plant data leak
Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of non- critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyber attacks from North Korea.

Hindu switch sparks anger
Hardline Hindu groups came under fire after 200 Christians were converted in the Indian prime minister's home state, amid increasing concern at the right-wing government's perceived pro- Hindu tilt.

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