Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
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Cruise strikes on Syria alarm NATO
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned of a "troubling escalation" in Russian military activity in Syria, as defense ministers held talks on Moscow's dramatically expanded air campaign.

Indonesia accepts help on wildfires
Indonesia has agreed to accept international help to combat forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in haze after weeks of failed attempts to douse the blazes.

Russian warships in missile blitz
Russian warships joined in strikes in Syria with a volley of cruise missile attacks as President Vladimir Putin pledged his air force would back a ground offensive by government forces.

Five held after terror slaying
Five people have been arrested in Australia over the terror-linked murder of a police worker, after coordinated raids by more than 200 officers on properties across Sydney.

Expat charged with murder of son, 5
A Belgian financial executive was charged yesterday with murdering his five-year-old son in Singapore. That may lead to him being hanged.

Freedom of seas `not up for grabs'
Some countries appear to view freedom of the seas as "up for grabs" in the South China Sea, imposing warnings and restrictions that threaten stability, a US Navy commander said in comments apparently aimed at China.

Particle pair split Nobel prize
Japan's Takaaki Kajita and Canada's Arthur McDonald won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their discovery that neutrinos labeled nature's most elusive particles have mass.

Girl, 8, shot dead after puppy spat
A simple childish spat over a puppy led an 11-year-old boy to shoot and kill his eight-year-old neighbor in the US state of Tennessee.

Air France HR chief `almost lynched'
Air France-KLM's human resources manager had his shirt stripped from him as he was "almost lynched" by workers protesting a plan to cut 2,900 jobs from the struggling airline.

Student freed in lift for ties
North Korea yesterday freed a South Korean national attending New York University in a possible sign it wants better ties with Seoul and may back away from a recent threat to launch a long- range rocket this month.

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