Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Thursday, October 23, 2014   




Deal denial on release
An American held for five months in North Korea has arrived back home.

Kurds in bloody battle 'being helped by Syria'
Syria's armed forces, including its aircraft, have been providing military support to Kurdish fighters defending the town of Kobane besieged by jihadists, the information minister said.

Fire raises Brit power fears
A fire at a British power station near London closed a power generation unit, which may exacerbate Britain's already constrained electricity supply as winter looms and demand rises.

Thais resume hunt for missing Koreans
The search has resumed for two South Korean tourists missing off Thailand's southern coast after their tour boat crashed into a fishing vessel.

At least 20 killed after buses collide
At least 20 people were killed and 30 injured when two buses collided head-on in northern Bangladesh.

Widodo offers his hand to Indonesian foes
Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first leader from outside the political and military elite, was sworn in as president and reached out to political foes to seek support for his ambitious reform agenda.

Killing won't hurt US ties, says Aquino
Philippine President Benigno Aquino said the murder of a Filipino transsexual allegedly by a US Marine should not sour ties with the United States.

Turkey turnabout in helping Kurds
Turkey says it is helping Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to cross its border to join Syrian Kurdish forces battling jihadists for the Syrian town of Kobane.

Japanese court comes up with prison printout for 3D gunmaker
A Japanese court jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer, a first in a nation with strict firearm controls.

Kate will give birth to No2 during April
Prince William and wife Kate's second child, who will be fourth in line to the British throne, is due in April.



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