Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Saturday, August 30, 2014   

Boot for sex-drugs doc
A Sydney neurosurgeon jailed after two prostitutes died following cocaine-fueled sex sessions at his home has now been deported to his native Malaysia.

Ebola cases could top 20,000, warns WHO
The World Health Organization said it aims to reverse the spread of Ebola within three months, but warned that the caseload in West Africa's epidemic could eventually top 20,000.

Ex-PM off murder raps
A Thai court dismissed charges of murder and abuse of power against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy over a bloody crackdown on opposition protests in 2010.

Abe message on war invites anger
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a message to a memorial service for World War II war criminals a move that may prompt anger from neighbors.

Putin shrugs off 'invasion'
Talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine failed to make a significant breakthrough toward ending fighting in east Ukraine as strongman Vladimir Putin played down the entry by his troops into the former Soviet state.

IMF chief on graft 'negligence' rap
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde announced she has been charged with "negligence" over a multimillion-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister.

Fear leads MAS crew to quit and stay home
Nearly 200 cabin crew have lately quit Malaysia Airlines, which has been hit by two deadly tragedies this year. Some left over fears for their safety.

Ayes have it as Scots spar over future
Campaign leaders clashed over Scotland's future in a fiery 90-minute final TV showdown, with the pro-independence side hoping a strong showing will help vault a stubborn gap in polls.

Tycoon sorry in 'mongrels' row
Australian tycoon Clive Palmer apologized for calling the Chinese government mongrels who "shoot their own people" after a fierce backlash from Beijing and politicians in Canberra.

New front opened
Ukrainian government forces engaged a separatist armored column near the southeastern town of Novoazovsk, about 10 kilometers from the Russian border.

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