Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Wednesday, November 26, 2014   

Riots as teen-kill cop avoids charge
The US town of Ferguson erupted in violence as protesters shot at police and set cars and buildings ablaze after a grand jury chose not to indict a white officer who killed an unarmed black teen.

12-year-old with toy gun killed by cops
A 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground has been shot and killed by police in Cleveland.

Top cops charged for royal slurs
Two high-ranking Thai policemen have been charged with royal defamation, a rare arrest of senior public servants as use of the draconian law intensifies after a May coup.

Fears rise as decision nears on killed teen
Anxious residents of a St Louis suburb were awaiting a grand jury's decision on whether to bring criminal charges against a white police officer who fatally shot a black teen in a case that has become a flashpoint for US race relations.

Moment of truth for nuke talks
Iran has signaled it is open to having nuclear talks with world powers extended by up to a year if no real progress toward a deal is achieved before a deadline.

Beauty queen, sister 'shot in jealous rage'
Miss Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister's jealous boyfriend, police said hours after the siblings were found dead beside a river.

Radio host jailed for royal insult
A Thai radio show host has been jailed for five years for royal defamation, one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the draconian law since a May coup.

Abbas blamed after slayings at synagogue
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas after a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, saying it was the "direct result" of his incitement.

Napoleon hat fits 1.9m euros bid
One of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats was sold to a South Korean collector for nearly 1.9 million euros (HK$18.42 million) at an auction outside Paris.

Bird flu has Holland on high alert
Dutch authorities have banned the transport of poultry after the discovery of what they said is almost certainly a strain of bird flu that could jump to humans.

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