Monthly archives: May 2013

Scarred for life, minor burns herself to death

As 15-year-old Fatima breathed her last late on Wednesday night, all those who had known her could not hold back their tears. The young girl was the life of the chaali where she lived. She had suffered enough in life, but the last thing that the residents of the chaali would have imagined was her committing suicide. Her only grouse was that all the attention and protests happened only when […]

Hundreds arrested in China over 'fake' meat

China says 904 people have been arrested for selling fake, spoiled, or adulterated meat over three months. State media portrayed the arrests on Thursday as part of a national crackdown that would now focus on dairy products, but an official told the state’s Xinhua News Agency that there were deep-seated food safety problems which had not yet been solved. Xinhua News Agency said suspects sold meat that had been injected with water to increase […]

U.S. Drone Strikes In Yemen Spur Growing Anti-American Sentiment

SANAA, Yemen — The cleric preached in his tiny Yemeni village about the evils of al-Qaida, warning residents to stay away from the group’s fighters and their hard-line ideology. The talk worried residents, who feared it would bring retaliation from the militants, and even the cleric’s father wanted him to stop. But in the end it wasn’t al-Qaida that killed Sheik Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber. Al-Qaida fighters, who hide […]

Pakistani prisoner, attacked in Jammu jail, reportedly in a coma

Jammu: A prisoner from Pakistan has reportedly been attacked and injured in a jail in Jammu.  He has been moved to hospital where he is reported to be in a coma.  He was serving a life sentence for terrorist activities and was jailed in 1999. His attacker was allegedly a murder convict from Uttarakhand. The violence comes on a day when Sarabjit Singh, the Indian death row convict who died […]

Bangladesh Building Collapse Death Toll Rises To 430, Many Still Missing

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Rescuers found more bodies in the concrete debris of a collapsed garment factory building Thursday and authorities say it may take another five days to clear the rubble. In addition to the 430 confirmed dead, police report that 149 people are still missing in what has become the worst disaster for Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year garment industry. Maj. Gen. Chowdhury Hassan Suhrawardy, the commander of the area’s army […]

Indian naval officers face dismissal over Facebook posts

New Delhi: Three Indian navy officers are to be dismissed from service over their Facebook updates which reportedly included details about where their vessels were docked, an official said on Thursday. The Navy has recommended the discharge of the officers for “violating information security” after a high-level internal probe was conducted, a navy spokesman said. “The board of inquiry has recommended disciplinary action against three officers. Action for their termination […]

Iraq Violence Kills 460 In April

Violence in Iraq rose sharply in April, with 460 people killed according to a AFP figures, raising fears of a return to the all-out sectarian conflict that plagued the country in past years. The majority of the deaths came during a wave of unrest that began on April 23 when security forces moved on Sunni anti-government protesters near the northern Sunni Arab town of Hawijah, sparking clashes that killed 53 […]

Amanda Knox Interview: Seattle Student Says She Wants The Truth To Come Out About Kercher Murder

SEATTLE — Amanda Knox says in an interview that what happened to her was “surreal but it could have happened to anyone.” The Seattle native told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an interview airing Tuesday night that “I want the truth to come out. I’d like to be reconsidered as a person.” In March, Italy’s highest criminal court overturned Knox’s acquittal in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher […]

U.S. Department of Labor Hacking Incident Suspends Website

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — A U.S. Department of Labor spokesman confirms one of its websites is offline after being targeted by hackers. “A DOL program appeared to be compromised,” says a statement released by the agency. “The website was immediately taken offline and the Department began working with appropriate internal and external authorities to investigate.” At this time there is no evidence of compromise to or loss of DOL information nor […]

Sarabjit Singh dies in Lahore, Pakistan agrees to send body back

Lahore: Sarabjit Singh, the Indian who was attacked in a prison in Pakistan where he spent 22 years after being convicted of terrorism, died early this morning at a Lahore hospital after a cardiac arrest. Pakistan has agreed to India’s request that his body be sent back for last rites. The 49-year-old was admitted at Lahore’s Jinnah hospital on Friday with severe brain injuries after a group of inmates hit him […]