Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
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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.

Mass exodus as humanitarian truce fails
A total of 87 Palestinians were killed as Israeli forces pounded northern Gaza yesterday, sending thousands fleeing on day 13 of the deadliest assault on the enclave in five years.

Smokes giant hit with US$23b bill for death
A Florida jury has ordered RJ Reynolds Tobacco to pay US$23.6 billion (HK$184.08 billion) to the wife of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in a verdict seen as one of the largest for a single plaintiff in state history.

Russia supplied killer missile, US believes
The United States believes Moscow provided Ukrainian rebels with the missile launchers that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and moved them back into Russia after it was hit, US newspapers reported.

Pedophile arrest wave in Britain
British police have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles including doctors, teachers and care workers in an operation aimed at those watching indecent images online.

Politician jailed for chimpanzee jibe
A former French local election candidate for the far-right National Front has been sentenced to nine months in prison for comparing the country's black justice minister to a monkey.

Gazans refuse to budge in face of air strike threats
Israel urged 100,000 Gazans to flee their homes, but the warning was largely ignored despite an intensification of the military's nine- day campaign after Hamas snubbed a ceasefire effort.

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