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India demands justice over ‘spy’ Sarabjit Singh’s death

An autopsy was carried out before Sarabjit Singh’s body was cleared for transfer to India Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has demanded those responsible for the death in a Pakistani jail of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian man convicted of spying, be brought to justice. Sarabjit Singh died after being attacked with bricks by other inmates in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail last Friday. He had been... 

Somalia famine ‘killed 260,000 people’

Tens of thousands of people in Somalia fled the famine in search of food Tens of thousands of people in Somalia fled the famine in search of food Continue reading the main story Somalia: Failed State Handbags and hijabs Connecting capital Leader’s challenge Rebuilding homes Nearly 260,000 people died during the famine that hit Somalia from 2010 to 2012, a study shows. Half of them were... 

Militants target Iraqi Sunni militia near Fallujah

At least 14 members of an anti-al-Qaeda Sunni militia have been killed in two attacks by militants near the western Iraqi city of Fallujah, officials say. The Awakening Council fighters were reportedly attacked by a suicide bomber and with mortar fire as they gathered to collect their salaries. Three soldiers were also killed when a roadside bomb hit their convoy in a separate attack not far from Fallujah. The... 

Flash floods in Saudi Arabia leave 13 dead

At least 13 people have died and four other are missing in flash floods in Saudi Arabia. Deaths were reported in the capital Riyadh, Baha in the south, Hail in the north and in the west of the country The Saudi Civil Defense Authority urged people to avoid valleys and plains that have been flooded by the heavy rainfall that began on Friday. Saudi television showed footage of people clinging to trees... 

Taliban vow suicide and “insider” attacks in new spring offensive

(Reuters) – The Taliban in Afghanistan vowed on Saturday to start a new campaign of mass suicide attacks on foreign military bases and diplomatic areas, as well as damaging “insider attacks”, as part of a new spring offensive this year. The offensive was announced via emails from Taliban spokesmen. The Islamist group has made similar announcements in recent years, which have sometimes... 

Mississippi man charged in US ricin letters inquiry

Mississippi man charged in US ricin letters inquiry Everett Dutschke has links to Paul Curtis, against whom charges were dropped this week Continue reading the main story Related Stories US drops case against ricin suspect Freed suspect: ‘I love my country’Watch US ‘ricin’ letter suspect arrested A man has been arrested in Mississippi and charged in connection with the sending... 

North Korea to indict US citizen on coup charges

A US citizen is soon to go on trial on charges including attempting to overthrow North Korea’s government, the North’s official news agency says. KCNA says that Pae Jun-Ho has admitted the charges, without specifying when the trial will start. Pae Jun-Ho, who is known in the US as Kenneth Bae, was held last year after entering North Korea as a tourist. His indictment comes amid growing... 
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