Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   

Three daredevils gored in bull-run mad rush
Two Americans and a British man were gored and eight others hurt yesterday as runners dashed ahead of six half-tonne fighting bulls in a fast first running of the bulls at Spain's annual San Fermin Festival in Pamplona.

London marks 7/7 blasts 10 years on
Britain yesterday commemorated the 10th anniversary of the London suicide bombings that claimed 52 lives, starting with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Hyde Park memorial in honor of the victims.

Taleban attack targets NATO
A Taleban suicide bomber targeted NATO forces in Kabul yesterday, wounding three people, as the group steps up attacks as part of its annual summer offensive.

US state flags massacre ire
Lawmakers in the US state of South Carolina voted to remove the Confederate flag a symbol increasingly viewed with repugnance following the shooting massacre at a black church last month from the grounds of the state legislature.

Pressure tells for coup-rally 14
A group of Thai students detained over a peaceful anti- coup rally were released from jail yesterday but will still face prosecution over sedition charges, their lawyer said, in a case that has sparked international condemnation.

Alarm as tough anti-terror law draws near
Rattled by attacks on its soldiers and the assassination of the top prosecutor, Egypt is set to pass sweeping legislation that critics say grants police impunity, censors media and further restricts freedoms.

Joy for kids as pope's South American trip kicks off
Pope Francis wrapped up the first day of a three-nation South American trip after greeting tens of thousands of jubilant people who lined the streets of Quito, Ecuador.

Toll climbs in city spanning Nigeria divide
Up to four dozen people were killed in two bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos after a bloody week of violence blamed on Boko Haram.

'Sunshine' past lifts Kim first hopes
The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae Jung will visit the North next month, his foundation said yesterday, and possibly meet its leader Kim Jong Un.

Philippines has second MERS case
A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said yesterday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia.

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