Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015   




US condemns 'mass murder' of Christians
The United States condemned the "brutal mass murder" of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya following a video released by Islamic State militants purportedly showing their execution.

Strong quake brings short-lived tsunami alert
One man died and another was hospitalized yesterday in a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.

Crisis talks after tragedy at sea
European Union foreign ministers gathered in Luxembourg yesterday under pressure to produce more than words as bodies were brought ashore in Malta among hundreds feared drowned in the latest Mediterranean migrant tragedy.

Zuma plea to halt violence
President Jacob Zuma pleaded with foreigners to stay in South Africa as he canceled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of deadly violence at home.

700 feared dead as migrant ship sinks
Up to 700 migrants were feared drowned after their packed boat capsized off Libya, in what was described as the deadliest such disaster to date in the Mediterranean.

Horror killing rocks France
France was in shock yesterday after a nine-year- old girl was found dead in a wood shortly after being snatched in front of her mother from a playground in the northern town of Calais.

MH370 search area set to double in size
The search area for flight MH370 will double in size to encompass a vast Indian Ocean corridor if wreckage remains elusive, Malaysia, Australia and China said, repeating their commitment to finding the aircraft.

Jakarta calls time on booze in minimarts
Indonesia yesterday banned small retailers from selling beer, despite an outcry from the booze industry and in tourism hotspots over the Muslim-majority country's latest offensive against drinking.

Shipwreck claims lives of 400 migrants
Rescuers have found no more survivors from the shipwreck of a boat in which 400 migrants are believed to have drowned.

Google abuse claim as EU launches probe
The EU has formally charged US internet giant Google with abusing its search engine dominance and launched a sensitive probe into its omnipresent Android mobile phone operating system.



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