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Husband denies second carjack death

Britain South Africa Tourist Killed

A British newlywed accused of hiring a hitman to kill his bride on their South African honeymoon has denied he was involved in another carjacking murder in the country three years earlier. South African national commissioner general Bheki Cele said police were investigating a link between wealthy businessman Shrien Dewani and the 2007 murder of [...]

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange to fight Swedish allegations

Wikileaks' Julian Assange to fight Swedish allegations

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will fight attempts to take him to Sweden to face rape allegations, his lawyer said. Mark Stephens told the BBC that legal moves against his client seemed to be a “political stunt” by a state that allowed US rendition flights. He warned Wikileaks could release more secrets in a bid to [...]

Tuition fees: Poorest students to get year for free

Tuition fees Poorest students to get year for free

Thousands of university students from poorer backgrounds could have their tuition fees paid for up to two years under new government proposals. Universities minister David Willetts said up to 18,000 students could get support for their fees from a new fund. This and other safeguards should “absolutely” allay student concerns about the fees rise, Mr [...]

Wikileaks reveal US diplomats’ view of UK as ally

Wikileaks reveal US diplomats' view of UK as ally

The leaked diplomatic cables from the US embassy in London show the reality of the American relationship with Britain. It is entirely based on what the US national interest is. That, of course, is natural. Diplomats are sent abroad to act for their own country not anyone else’s. It is notable there is no sentiment [...]

“Hostages’’ at BMW

Police have subdued and taken into custody an armed employee of BMW France who allegedly took hostages at the firm’s offices in south west Paris, police said. An elite unit in Montigny-le-Bretonneux helped free three hostages at the German carmaker’s site, a police official said. The alleged assailant, aged in his 50s, is said to [...]

Iranian woman to be hanged Wednesday

Iranian woman to be hanged Wednesday rights group

BERLIN: An Iranian woman whose sentence of execution by stoning for adultery provoked a worldwide outcry will instead be hanged for murder on Wednesday, a human rights group said. “The authorities in Tehran have given the go-ahead to Tabriz prison for the execution of Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani,” the International Committee against Stoning, [...]

Al-Qaeda thriving despite US efforts


PARIS: With bombings, kidnappings and suicide attacks, the Al-Qaeda network is thriving on several fronts in Asia, the Middle East and Africa despite huge US and allied efforts to stamp it out, experts said Monday. Nearly a decade after the United States launched its “war on terror” after the Al-Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001, [...]

Britain, Germany tighten air security after bomb plot

Britain, Germany tighten air security after bomb plot

LONDON: Britain and Germany have tightened air security measures amid growing fears about the safety of cargo after two US-bound parcel bombs were sent from Yemen in an alleged al Qaeda plot. London announced Monday that it was suspending all unaccompanied air cargo from war-torn Somalia, extending a ban on freight from Yemen imposed after [...]

Denmark not in Afghanistan to establish democracy, admits PM

COPENHAGEN: The sole aim of Denmarks troops in Afghanistan is to stop the country from again becoming a terrorist sanctuary and not to establish democracy, the prime minister acknowledged in a new book. “We are there to ensure that this country does not again become a terrorist sanctuary, nothing more, nothing less. We are not [...]

UN starts wheat aid to 500,000 Pakistani farmers

UN starts wheat aid to 500,000 Pakistani farmers

ROME: The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said it had begun large-scale distribution of wheat seed in Pakistan to 500,000 farming families affected by catastrophic floods earlier this year. The aid means the current planting season that ends in December will still take place, the FAO said in a statement, adding that it would also [...]

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