Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
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Mass rally against Abe security bills
Tens of thousands rallied outside Japan's parliament to protest against planned new laws that could see troops in the officially pacifist nation engage in combat for the first time since World War II.

Blow for Modi as protests bury land reform
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is ditching an executive order aimed at making it easier for business to buy land, in a big setback for his reformist government.

Fifth man seized over migrant truck horror
Hungarian police have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria.

Prison karma for five Buddha relic thieves
A Cambodian court sentenced five men to seven years in jail each for stealing a golden urn said to contain relics of Buddha after it was snatched from a mountain shrine.

Date set for final report into MH17 outrage over Ukraine
The final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine will be released in October 13, Dutch investigators said.

Parole panel names day on Pistorius
The South African review board that will decide on the release of Oscar Pistorius is to meet on September 18, his family said, after the Paralympian's parole was delayed last week.

Death truck haunts migrant talks
The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants have been found in a truck on a highway in Austria, the latest tragedy involving those trying to reach Europe.

Calm returns to Indian state after deadly riots
Thousands of troops patrolled Gujarat after at least nine people, including a police officer, died in the worst violence to hit the Indian prime minister's home state in more than a decade.

Action pledge in Philippines massacre trial
Trial hearings of defendants accused of the massacre of 58 people in the Philippines will finish by the end of the year, the chief justice vowed.

Cancer claims 9/11 `Dust Lady'
A survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York who was featured in one of the most haunting photographs of the outrage has died of stomach cancer. She was 42.



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