Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
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Fear at Ukraine flashpoint
Russian-flagged armored vehicles rolled through a flashpoint town in eastern Ukraine a day after President Vladimir Putin warned in Moscow that the neighboring nation was on the brink of civil war.

Barefoot man held at Boston blasts site
Police detonated two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon and arrested a suspect on the anniversary of last year's deadly bombings.

Peace bid in sex slave row
A senior Japanese official left for Seoul yesterday to discuss the extremely thorny issue of wartime sex slavery - in a move that Tokyo hopes will lead to a diplomatic thaw.

Oz politico quits over wine gift
A leading Australian politician resigned after admitting to a "massive memory fail" when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth A$3,000 (HK$21,600).

Setback for jet search as minisub aborts again
The hunt for a missing Malaysian plane suffered another setback when a second seabed search by a mini-submarine was cut short due to technical troubles after the first also aborted.

Gamer held after starved son dies
A South Korean man has been arrested for allegedly allowing his young son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at internet cafes.

Rebels slam killings after peace deal
The Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group denounced the killing of four of its members in clashes with soldiers, just two weeks after a peace deal was signed to end their decades-old conflict.

Minisub hits deep end in jet search
A minisub hunting missing flight MH370 swept the Indian Ocean seabed again yesterday after cutting short its first mission, as Malaysia vowed to reveal any "black box" data found.

Mini-sub set for jet hunt
Australia is deploying a mini-sub to scour the Indian Ocean seabed for missing Malaysian jet MH370 at the daunting depth of 4,500 meters, abandoning the search for black-box transmissions six days after the last ping was heard.

Bomb carnage at bus depot
A bomb at a bus station packed with morning commuters outside Nigeria's capital killed 71 people and wounded 124 in a suspected attack by insurgents.



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