Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
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Hope holds for Oz pair facing death
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott offered a glimmer of hope for two men facing imminent execution in Indonesia after phoning President Joko Widodo who he said was "carefully considering his position."

Shocking sex crimes of TV star revealed
Late British TV star Jimmy Savile abused 63 people connected to a hospital he raised money for, according to new report, prompting claims of a "whitewash" by a lawyer for his victims.

`Jihadi John' unmasked by media
"Jihadi John," the masked Islamic State militant apparently responsible for the beheading of Western hostages, was identified by the BBC and Washington Post as Kuwaiti-born Mohammed Emwazi, who grew up in west London.

More mystery drones have Paris on edge
Unidentified drones have flown over jittery Paris for a second night in a row.

Life for the killer of 'American Sniper'
A former US Marine has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of killing the US Navy Seal whose story inspired the blockbuster movie American Sniper.

Doubts remain as rebels move guns
Pro-Russian rebels took journalists to see a column of artillery pieces being moved, saying it proved that their forces were withdrawing heavy weapons in line with a truce.

Toronto tunnel a mystery find
A sophisticated tunnel has been discovered near a top sporting venue and a university in Toronto, with Canada on edge over the threat of possible extremist attacks.

Putin rules out war as top diplomats meet
Foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France were meeting to try to revive a shaky cease-fire in east Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin ruled out an "apocalyptic scenario" of all-out war.

Aussies stare death in face after presidential challenge fails
An Indonesian court dismissed an attempt by two Australian drug traffickers on death row to avoid execution by challenging the president's rejection of their pleas for clemency.

Royal warning to remember war 'correctly' seen as slap for Abe
Japan's crown prince has warned of the need to remember World War II "correctly," in a rare foray into an ideological debate as nationalist politicians seek to downplay the country's historic crimes.



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