Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, August 2, 2014   




Moscow faces fresh blowout
The European Court of Human Rights has told Russia to pay ex-shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos almost 1.9 billion euros (HK$19.7 billion).

Oz cover-up alleged
A former health-care worker at Australia's immigration detention centers said the government asked him to cover up evidence children held in the camps were suffering from widespread mental illness caused by confinement.

Blasts rattle crash site
Explosions rang out near the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine yesterday as international investigators arrived for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev announced a surprise one-day halt to its offensive against rebels.

Deluge muddies landslide rescue hope
Rescuers battled through heavy rains yesterday in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could hit 150.

Israel calls up 16,000 more troops
Israel called up 16,000 additional reservists to bolster its forces waging military operations in the Gaza Strip that has left more than 1,360 Palestinians dead so far.

Default hit at fund 'vultures'
Argentina was in default yesterday for the second time in 13 years after the failure of last-ditch talks with US hedge funds it has branded "vultures."

NKorea fires four missiles, two fall short
North Korea fired four short-range projectiles towards the sea yesterday in the latest of a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests, the South's defense ministry said.

Indian village buried in mud
A major landslide yesterday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least 10 people and leaving up to 200 feared trapped.

Hacking fallout widens for Murdoch duo
Two former senior journalists at Rupert Murdoch's defunct British tabloid the News of the World will be charged with conspiring to hack phones, prosecutors said.

Moscow laughs off sanctions over Ukraine
A defiant Russia dismissed unprecedented Western sanctions over Ukraine after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against the Kremlin since the Cold War.



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