Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Wednesday, October 7, 2015   

Air France HR chief `almost lynched'
Air France-KLM's human resources manager had his shirt stripped from him as he was "almost lynched" by workers protesting a plan to cut 2,900 jobs from the struggling airline.

Student freed in lift for ties
North Korea yesterday freed a South Korean national attending New York University in a possible sign it wants better ties with Seoul and may back away from a recent threat to launch a long- range rocket this month.

Germany `to attract 1.5m'
Germany may receive up to 1.5 million asylum- seekers this year, according to the Bild newspaper.

Palestinian joy as flag finally flutters at UN
Palestinians in the West Bank celebrated President Mahmoud Abbas' United Nations General Assembly speech and the raising of their flag at UN headquarters in New York for the first time.

Stronger Iranian military urged to deter would-be attackers
Iran's supreme leader called on the armed forces to increase their capabilities in order to protect the Islamic Republic's influence in the Middle East and deter would-be attackers.

Latest man behind VW wheel to run down culprits
German auto giant Volkswagen's new boss went up a gear in the recall of millions of cars fitted with pollution-cheating software by boosting efforts to identify the scam's masterminds.

New Russian blitz as talks due
Russian warplanes unleashed a new wave of strikes against opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad yesterday, as Moscow and Washington prepared for urgent talks to avoid clashes between their forces.

Class killings: 14 guns found
Investigators pieced together clues about why a student at a college in Oregon went on a shooting rampage that left nine people dead, before committing suicide as police cornered him.

War crime hint after hospital horror
President Barack Obama has promised a full investigation into an apparent US air strike on an Afghanistan hospital that killed 19 people a bombing that the UN said could be a war crime.

Words on way before border closure
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban aims to meet UN chief Ban Ki Moon in New York this week ahead of a possible closure to thousands of migrants of the EU country's border with Croatia.

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