Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
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NKorea fires four missiles, two fall short
North Korea fired four short-range projectiles towards the sea yesterday in the latest of a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests, the South's defense ministry said.

Indian village buried in mud
A major landslide yesterday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least 10 people and leaving up to 200 feared trapped.

Hacking fallout widens for Murdoch duo
Two former senior journalists at Rupert Murdoch's defunct British tabloid the News of the World will be charged with conspiring to hack phones, prosecutors said.

Moscow laughs off sanctions over Ukraine
A defiant Russia dismissed unprecedented Western sanctions over Ukraine after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against the Kremlin since the Cold War.

Last crewman of Hiroshima A-bomber Enola Gay dies
The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay, the US plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of World War II, has died.

Haze leaves KL choking
Air quality around Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy," with one town reaching "very unhealthy" levels as haze - mostly from forest fires in Indonesia - obscured skies.

Teenage girl in butchery of classmate
A Japanese schoolgirl allegedly decapitated a classmate as she wanted to dissect someone.

Cleric in call to arm Gaza
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran urged the Islamic world to arm Palestinians to help them counter Israel's "genocide" in the Gaza Strip.

UN joins US in Gaza truce call as toll mounts
The UN Security Council joined US President Barack Obama in calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza, after Israel and Hamas ignored calls for a truce despite mounting civilian casualties.

Ferry disaster students tell of sinking horror
Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster told a murder trial of the captain and crew of how they were left to fend for themselves in the sinking vessel.

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