Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
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Horror killing rocks France
France was in shock yesterday after a nine-year- old girl was found dead in a wood shortly after being snatched in front of her mother from a playground in the northern town of Calais.

MH370 search area set to double in size
The search area for flight MH370 will double in size to encompass a vast Indian Ocean corridor if wreckage remains elusive, Malaysia, Australia and China said, repeating their commitment to finding the aircraft.

Jakarta calls time on booze in minimarts
Indonesia yesterday banned small retailers from selling beer, despite an outcry from the booze industry and in tourism hotspots over the Muslim-majority country's latest offensive against drinking.

Shipwreck claims lives of 400 migrants
Rescuers have found no more survivors from the shipwreck of a boat in which 400 migrants are believed to have drowned.

Google abuse claim as EU launches probe
The EU has formally charged US internet giant Google with abusing its search engine dominance and launched a sensitive probe into its omnipresent Android mobile phone operating system.

Jet lands in airport trouble
An Asiana Airways jet smashed into a communications antenna as it came in to land at a Japanese airport, injuring 27 people in an accident with echoes of the airline's fatal 2013 crash in San Francisco.

Park vow amid suicide-bribery scandal
South Korean President Park Geun Hye says she has zero tolerance for corruption, amid calls for her prime minister to quit over an allegation that he took illegal campaign money from a businessman found dead in an apparent suicide.

Now Geneva slams brakes on Uber rides
Authorities in Geneva have banned Uber for breaching local taxi laws but the beleaguered US-based company said it will appeal the order and denies any wrongdoing.

Court blocks restart of reactors
A Japanese court has issued a landmark injunction against the restarting of two atomic reactors, after the nuclear watchdog had given the green light to switch them back on.

Rubio joins race for US presidency
Republican Senator Marco Rubio launched his presidential campaign at a rally in Miami, calling for a new era of American leadership that is not "stuck in the 20th century."



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