Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Tuesday, August 4, 2015   

Second US man in illegal lion kill
Another US trophy hunter is suspected of killing a lion in Zimbabwe without a permit, authorities in Harare said, days after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist caused global outrage.

Najib bonanza called 'donation'
Funds deposited into Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts were from a donation, not from debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, or 1MDB, the anti-corruption commission said yesterday.

Experts meet as decision on jet part nears
Five days after the discovery of a Boeing 777 wing fragment on La Reunion island, French and Malaysian aviation experts met with police and magistrates in Paris to coordinate their work in the investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370.

More metal found in MH370 hunt
Several pieces of "metallic debris" have been found on La Reunion island, where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week.

New leader for Taleban
The Taleban have chosen supreme leader Mullah Omar's deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said.

Row over 'swarm of migrants' as Channel chaos cools
Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism for saying a "swarm of migrants" is trying to come to Britain as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel.

White cop on kill rap after stop
A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.

Dentist turned lion killer hunted
Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved national park lion, sparking waves of criticism around the world.

Under-fire PM responds to cash scandal with ax
Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak yesterday replaced his deputy premier and sacked his attorney general amid a growing scandal that threatens his hold on office.

India mourns presidential 'missile man'
India's former president and top scientist APJ Kalam, who played a lead role in the country's nuclear weapons tests, has died at the age of 83.

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