Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Monday, July 28, 2014   

Toxic fears fade after ship arrives for scrap
The Costa Concordia cruise ship has limped into the Italian port of Genoa to be scrapped 2 years after it capsized in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives.

War at crash site keeps experts away
Fighting around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by international experts yesterday, although Malaysia said separatists had agreed to allow in international police and investigators.

Hamas agrees to 24-hour truce for Eid
Hamas belatedly agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce "in response to the UN's intervention request to monitor the situation," shortly after Israel announced a resumption of hostilities in Gaza following a day-long pause.

Baby boom test for Manila
A baby girl born early yesterday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation.

Disco owner jailed for sex bribes to refs
A Singaporean nightclub owner has been jailed for three years for providing prostitutes to Lebanese football referees in a match-fixing attempt.

Dutch mourn victims on MH17
The first bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines aircraft downed over Ukraine were flown back yesterday to the Netherlands where a national day of mourning has been declared.

Body of ferry tycoon found
South Korean police announced yesterday that a badly-decomposed body found last month had been identified as that of the fugitive tycoon whose family owned the ferry which sank in April with the loss of 300 lives.

Indonesia poll sees reformer clinch victory
Joko Widodo, the reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, has won Indonesia's closely fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed yesterday.

MH17 bodies on final trip home
A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at a Ukrainian government base on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by families.

Assault on airport stepped up
Islamist militiamen yesterday stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, two days after the collapse of a truce with rival ex-rebels who control the facility.

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