Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015   




Assault on luxury hotel leaves 9 dead
Nine people including at least five foreigners were killed in an assault on a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

HK 'kingpin' forced to torch $1b stash of ice
Handcuffed and wearing black masks, a Hong Kong man accused of being a drug lord and his gang were forced to publicly burn a US$136 million (HK$1.06 billion) stash of crystal methamphetamine after their arrests in Indonesia.

Greek tragedy in Nato elite base crash
Eight French and two Greek nationals were killed when a Greek fighter jet crashed on takeoff at a military base in Spain housing a NATO training center for elite pilots.

Navy pulls out of jet wreckage recovery op
The Indonesian military called off efforts to recover the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month, after failing to find any more bodies inside the fuselage.

Peace accord tested after Muslim rebels kill 49 Philippine cops
Forty-nine Philippine police commandos were killed when they clashed with Muslim rebels in the south, a bloodbath that tested a peace accord signed last March.

Deadly day at Ukraine port
World leaders ramped up pressure on Moscow yesterday to stop pro- Kremlin rebels from embarking on a big new offensive in eastern Ukraine after rocket fire killed at least 30 people in a strategic government-held port.

North in fresh dig at 'loser' Obama
North Korea has described US President Barack Obama as a "loser," accusing him of being obsessed with hostility toward Pyongyang.

Abe outraged at murder of hostage
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants "outrageous and impermissible" yesterday and demanded the release of a second hostage, amid a growing global chorus of revulsion.

Australians in line for Indo firing squad
An Australian drug smuggler on death row in Indonesia has lost his appeal for presidential clemency his final chance to avoid the firing squad days after five foreign drug offenders were executed.

Shell kills bus passengers
At least 14 civilians were killed when a shell or mortar hit a bus stop in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, regional officials said.



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