Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
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Vow after Ottawa attack
Canada's prime minister vowed the country would not be intimidated after a reported Muslim convert stormed parliament and killed a soldier, the nation's second terrorist attack in days.

Japan under threat from volcanoes
Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country's 127 million-strong population at risk, according to a new study.

Race against time with Ebola toll to hit 10,000 in West Africa
The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathers pace.

`Arrogant' Seoul puts talks at risk
North Korea issued a new warning that planned high-level talks with the South may have to be scrapped because of "arrogant and provocative behavior" by Seoul.

Sex-bar affair spurs more whipping for Abe
Japan was stung by its third political scandal in a week after the new industry minister, whose predecessor resigned in disgrace over misspending, admitted his staff had spent office cash at a sex bar.

Abused maids trapped by UAE rules
Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international rights group said.

Staff held over death crash
Heads rolled in Russia over the plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil giant Total, with top airport managers resigning and four more staff detained.

Outrage at freedom for killer of cops
A British man convicted of killing three policemen nearly 50 years ago in "the most heinous crime for a generation" will be released from prison.

Deal denial on release
An American held for five months in North Korea has arrived back home.

Kurds in bloody battle 'being helped by Syria'
Syria's armed forces, including its aircraft, have been providing military support to Kurdish fighters defending the town of Kobane besieged by jihadists, the information minister said.



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