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       HEADLINES: Murder case: Three year jail, fine                                              Rs 27 lakhs illegal money seized                                              Koliyakode Krishnan Nair suffers chest pain                                              SAARC Yatra: Jaishankar arrives in Pakistan                                              Muslim quota: Sena tells Owaisi to pursue his demands in Pak                                              Sikh boy in US shares footage of racist classmates                                              China defends docking of its submarines in Sri Lanka                                              Pak-Afghan ties have undergone 'qualitative change': Sharif                                              Best employee we ever had: Jihadi John's former boss                                              Kohli, Dhoni slide down; Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings                                              All-round Riaz gifts Pakistan their first win                                              Nadal ends title drought with Argentina win                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Best employee we ever had: Jihadi John's former boss    
LONDON: In fresh revelations about the journey from normality to infamy of the man known as "Jihadi John", it has come to light that Mohammed Emwazi, the Briton identified as an Islamic State (IS) executioner, was once a star salesman for a Kuwaiti IT company.

         Pak-Afghan ties have undergone 'qualitative change': Sharif    
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said relations with Afghanistan have undergone a "qualitative change", especially the bilateral security ties, since the new government in Kabul took over last year.

         China defends docking of its submarines in Sri Lanka    
BEIJING: China today strongly defended the docking of its submarines at Colombo port as well as the high interests rates charged for its loans asserting that these were done at the instance of the previous government, brushing aside concerns expressed by new Sri Lankan Foreign Minister.

         'Osama's nod was sought for Mumbai-style attacks in Europe'    
NEW YORK: A top al-Qaeda figure sought Osama bin Laden's permission in 2010 to allow an operative to move to Iran with a team of terrorists so that they could train to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Europe, according to newly released documents. The documents also showed that Osama was very much in-charge of al-Qaeda and remained a key decision maker till he was killed in the 2011 Navy SEALs raid in Pakistan's garrison city of Abbottabad.

         UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns murder of Russian oppn leader    
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of Russia's deputy prime minister turned opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. Ban's spokesperson said the Secretary-General noted that an investigation into the murder had been announced by Russian authorities and that the UN chief expected the perpetrators to be brought to justice "swiftly".

         Lakhvi's luxury jail life: Internet, mobiles, TV and visitors    
ISLAMABAD: LeT operations commander Zaki-ur- Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, is living in relative luxury inside jail with access to internet, mobile phones and visitors despite Pakistan's protestations that it is cracking down on militants.

         Jihadi John had anger management issues: ex-teacher    
LONDON: Jihadi John, a masked Islamic State terrorist seen in gruesome videos of beheadings of Western hostages, received anger management therapy in his first year of secondary school in the UK after getting into fights.

         Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead    
Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow today, officials said.

         Strong earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan    
ISLAMABAD: A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit northern region of Pakistan, including capital city of Islamabad Friday, media reported. According to initial details, strong tremors jolted Islamabad, Mansehra, Rawalpindi, Murree, Sawat, Malakand, Shangla Hill, Batgaram and adjoining areas, ARY news reported.

         US offers bounty for information on two Afghan terrorists    
WASHINGTON: The US has offered rewards of up to $5 million for information on two associates of Afghan extremist group Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HIG).

         Darul Uloom Haqqania students involved in Benazir killing    
ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan was informed Thursday that students of Darul Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khattak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were involved in the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, media reported.

         Australian mercenary killed fighting against ISIS in Syria    
MELBOURNE: A 28-year-old Australian man, who was one of dozens of foreigners to have travelled to Syria to join Kurds battling ISIS militants, has been killed in the strife-torn country, becoming the first Westerner to die fighting the dreaded terror group.

         Germany threatened by around 200 returning jihadis    
BERLIN: Around 200 jihadis involved in wars in Iraq and Syria have returned to Germany, posing security risks to the country, a top German intelligence official said here Wednesday.

         Pakistan sentences four Al Qaeda members to death    
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court has sentenced to death four Al-Qaeda militants, a media report said Thursday. Afzaal, Abdul Hafeez, Zulfiqar and Karamat attacked the prison warders' hostel at Rasool Park in Lahore July 12, 2012, killing 10 trainee warders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and injuring seven others, Dawn online reported.

         HSBC bosses say sorry for 'unacceptable' practices    
LONDON: HSBC bosses today apologised for "unacceptable" failings at the banking giant's Swiss division when they were grilled by British MPs over allegations it had helped rich clients dodge taxes.

         Australian man dies in Syria fighting against IS    
CANBERRA: An Australian man fighting against Islamic State (IS) militia in Syria has been killed, becoming the first Westerner to die fighting alongside Kurdish forces, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

         No UN inquiry on Pachauri allegations, Ban praises Pachauri's leadership    
UNITED NATIONS: There is no move by the UN now to hold an inquiry into the allegations against Rajendra Pachauri who has resigned as the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric told reporters Tuesday.

         US to permit H-1B spouses to work from May 26    
WASHINGTON: In a move that brought cheer to Indian techies, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that spouses of H-1B and a handful of other visa holders will be eligible to work from May 26.

         Unidentified drones reappear over Paris during night    
PARIS: Unidentified drones flew over Paris for a second night in a row, police said today in the latest mystery appearance of unmanned aircraft over the French capital at a time of high security.

         Texas man convicted in killing of 'American Sniper'    
WASHINGTON: A former Marine has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of murdering the US Navy Seal whose story inspired the blockbuster movie "American Sniper."

         New Zealand to send troops to Iraq to train local forces    
WELLINGTON: New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister John Key announced today.

         Pachauri resigns as IPCC chief    
NAIROBI: Facing allegations of sexual harassment, Rajendra K Pachauri, today resigned as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose meeting here he has skipped.

         Prince Charles supports Indian river cleaning project    
LONDON: Prince Charles, Britain's heir to the throne, has offered support to a British government initiative for a major urban development project in Aluva, the industrial capital of the south Indian state of Kerala.

         Pachauri granted interim protection from arrest till Feb 26    
NEW DELHI: TERI Director-General R K Pachauri, facing sexual harassment allegations from a woman employee, was on Monday granted interim protection from arrest till February 26 by a Delhi court.

         'Birdman' soars to Oscars glory with four wins    
LOS ANGELES: "Birdman", Alejandro G Inarritu's surreal comedy about an aging superstar, claimed the best picture Oscar besides best director and original screenplay wins at the 87th Oscars that saw an appeal from winners for equal rights.

         Ferry with 100 passengers sinks in Bangladesh    
DHAKA: A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Sunday and a rescue operation was underway, an official said. The ferry was reportedly hit by a cargo vessel at the Daulatdia-Paturia crossing on the Padma River on Sunday afternoon, said fire department official Shahzadi Begum.

         89 school children abducted by South Sudan militia    
JUBA: An unidentified South Sudan armed group has abducted at least 89 boys, some as young as 13, from their homes in the north of the country, UNICEF said Saturday. "Eighty-nine children were abducted ...," a statement said, adding that "the actual number could be much higher."

         Nursing home worker in China kills three with brick    
BEIJING: A nursing home worker in central China accused of killing three elderly residents with a brick and injuring 15 other people had argued with his boss over unpaid wages, according to a local government and state media.

         IS burns over 40 to death in Iraq    
BAGHDAD: Islamic State (IS) militants burned up to 43 people alive in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said Saturday.

         Obama welcomes Modi's assurance of equal respect to all faiths    
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has welcomed the recent remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he condemned religious based violence and gave an assurance that his government will give equal respect to all religions.

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