Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
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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.

US air strikes on IS stronghold kill 22
Six civilians, including a child, were among at least 22 people killed in US air strikes on the Islamic State group's de facto Syrian capital yesterday and on Saturday, a monitor said.

Gunman 'worked in tourism'
The gunman behind the June 26 attack at a Tunisian resort that killed 38 foreigners had worked in the tourism industry, Prime Minister Habib Essid said.

Big savings talk as Brits face budget
British finance minister George Osborne claims to have found ways to chop 12 billion (HK$144.8 billion) off welfare outlays to help balance the budget by 2017-18.

Dozens die as ferry capsizes
A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port yesterday, killing at least 38 in the latest of the country's long string of maritime tragedies.

Cairo to crack down on rising terror blitz
Egypt vowed to crush an escalating insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula after Islamic State group jihadists killed dozens in their most spectacular assault yet in the strife-plagued region.



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