Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
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Leader runs for his life
Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane has fled for his life across the border to South Africa, accusing the military of seizing power in a coup.

Pakistan protests turn deadly
Three people were killed and more than 400 wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn.

'Greatest escape' for UN troops
Dozens of besieged Filipino UN peacekeepers performed the "greatest escape," under the cover of night after Syrian rebels rammed their Golan Heights outpost with armed trucks.

Parents arrested after missing brain-tumor boy found
Ashya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumor who was taken from hospital without medical consent, has been found in Spain with his parents, who have been arrested.

Boot for sex-drugs doc
A Sydney neurosurgeon jailed after two prostitutes died following cocaine-fueled sex sessions at his home has now been deported to his native Malaysia.

Ebola cases could top 20,000, warns WHO
The World Health Organization said it aims to reverse the spread of Ebola within three months, but warned that the caseload in West Africa's epidemic could eventually top 20,000.

Ex-PM off murder raps
A Thai court dismissed charges of murder and abuse of power against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy over a bloody crackdown on opposition protests in 2010.

Abe message on war invites anger
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a message to a memorial service for World War II war criminals a move that may prompt anger from neighbors.

Putin shrugs off 'invasion'
Talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine failed to make a significant breakthrough toward ending fighting in east Ukraine as strongman Vladimir Putin played down the entry by his troops into the former Soviet state.

IMF chief on graft 'negligence' rap
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde announced she has been charged with "negligence" over a multimillion-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister.

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