Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Sunday, August 24, 2014   




Riots hit Ebola-fear African city
Rioting erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, when soldiers fired on crowds.

Thai coup leader only choice for PM
Thailand's junta-picked national assembly chose coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha as prime minister in a one-horse race that entrenched the military's hold on power.

Police fire tear gas at poll protesters
Indonesian police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a rally by supporters of the ex-general who lost last month's presidential election, as a court was set to uphold his opponent's victory.

McTrade war escalates
Russian authorities launched nationwide inspections of McDonald's restaurants after shutting several popular Moscow locations on apparent government orders aimed at striking back against Western sanctions.

Killings to open `gates of hell'
Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza as furious mourners buried the wife and child of Hamas' top military commander, braying for revenge as eight days of calm exploded into bloodshed.

Vietnam, Burma test feverish fliers for Ebola
Vietnam and Burma are testing three patients for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived from Africa suffering fever.

Dozens perish in landslides
Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 36 people and left rescuers scrambling to find another seven still missing, after a wall of mud smashed into their homes.

Newsman slain in horror video
Jihadist group the Islamic State posted a video showing the apparent execution of American journalist James Foley and threatened to kill a second reporter unless the United States halts air strikes in Iraq.

Couple land in court over MH370 bank thefts
A Malaysian bank officer and her husband have been charged with forgery, theft and other offenses after allegedly stealing more than US$30,000 (HK$234,000) from the accounts of four people who were on board missing flight MH370.

Dozens held after cops shot at
Protesters shot at police and threw rocks and Molotov cocktails in a new spasm of violence in the St Louis suburb that left six wounded and led to 31 arrests.



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