Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
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Baltimore protesters get violent over youth death
Protesters rampaged through downtown Baltimore as the city's biggest demonstration yet over the death of a young African- American man in police custody turned violent.

That's rich as Ukrainian heads Brit billionaires
Ukrainian-born Len Blavatnik has become Britain's wealthiest man in a "rich list" published annually by The Sunday Times.

Executions on despite UN protest
Indonesia signaled it is determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon.

Strongman on course for yet another term
Millions of Kazakhs cast their votes in the energy-rich Central Asian country in a ballot that is almost certain to re- elect 74-year-old strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev.

War jets hammer Qaeda-held city
Syrian government warplanes pounded Jisr al- Shughur city, a day after its capture by al-Qaeda and its Islamist allies.

Rough ride for EU plans on migrants
The group controlling Libya's capital Tripoli said it would "confront" any unilateral European Union moves to attack sites used by people-traffickers, urging the bloc to consult it over plans to deal with a migration crisis.

Report raises fears over North nuclear muscle
North Korea may already have a nuclear arsenal of 20 warheads and the uranium enrichment capacity to double that figure by next year, Chinese nuclear experts are said to believe.

Thai troops face call-up to halt illegal fishing
Thailand's junta chief said he would invoke controversial powers to clean up his country's fishing industry after the European Union threatened to ban fish imports from the kingdom unless it does more to halt illegal practices.

France widens church terror plot probe
French police were hunting yesterday for possible accomplices to an Algerian whose plan to attack churches was foiled when his arsenal of weapons was uncovered purely by chance.

Obama turns up heat on climate fight
US President Barack Obama has warned that climate change "can no longer be denied" after traveling to Florida's Everglades to raise awareness about the dangers facing the environment.



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