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35 Militants, 1 Soldier Killed In Pakistan Clashes

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Fighters from the Lebanese Shiite group, Hezbollah, raise their flag on a Sunni mosque in Qusayr. (Al Arabiya)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan

35 militants, 1 soldier killed in Pakistan clashes

US drone strikes in Pakistan 'simply unacceptable': Sharif

Three security forces killed in separate militant attacks in North Waziristan

Two ANP, one PTI men killed in gun attack

Karachi violence claims 10 lives

Maulana Fazl ur Rehman meets PM, decides to join the govt

Mutilated bodies still being found in Balochistan: Mengal

Cracks appear: TTP braces against militant offensive in Mohmand

Pak's new IT minister warns Google over objectionable material

Disillusioned: It is a ‘mutilated democracy,’ says Mengal

Ahmadi literature: Blasphemy suspect denied bail

Imran Khan wants to do a Nitish Kumar in Pakistan

PPP takes exception to ‘threats’ of governor’s rule in Sindh

 

Africa

Islamic extremists kill 13 in northeast Nigeria

Death toll from Libyan clashes rises to 31: doctor

Mali holds crisis talks with rebels

 

India

Muslim marriage is a civil contract, rules high court

Enslaved in Saudi Arabia, 200 Indians cry for help

With oil imports from Iran falling, India turns to Iraq

Indian power consultancy firm offers its services to Pakistan

 

Arab World

Suicide car bomb kills 7 in Baghdad

Hezbollah fighters raise flag on Qusayr mosque

Amr Moussa says ‘30th June’ will be Brotherhood’s last day

Egypt’s Islamists, opposition closely eye Turkey

Iraq cabinet meets in Kurdistan to defuse tensions

Syrian rebels fire on Iraqi border posts, one killed

1 killed in Beirut pro- and anti-Hezbollah clash: army

Hamas military judge killed in 'accidental' gunfire

180,000 foreign workers leave Saudi in two months: Report

 

Southeast Asia

Ministry identifies those who insulted Prophet

Thousands attend state funeral of Taufiq Kiemas

Malaysian exchangers helped hide paper trail for world’s largest cyber money-launderer

 

North America

NSA surveillance revelations: Osama bin Laden would love this

Hundreds in New York show support for Turkish uprising

US agency collected second-highest amount of digital data from Pakistan

Administration Says Mining of Data Is Crucial to Fight Terror           

 

South Asia

PPM will address Maldives’ strained relationship with India: Gayoom

Maldives Police grant 710 officers permission to grow beards

Afghan Taliban ‘willing’ to talk to peace council as Karzai begins Qatar visit

Afghan leader orders Britain to hand over detainees

 

Mideast

Turkey's protesters proclaimed as true heirs of nation's founding father

'Teach protesters a lesson' in local polls, Turkey PM urges

Israel can only rely on its own security: Netanyahu

Iran clerical group for Velayati as president: Report

No Palestinian state in 1967 lines

Yemen begins new national talks as Hadi hails progress

After ‘monkeys in space’ mission, Iran looks to monitor cosmos

 

Europe

Violence against women most pervasive expression of discrimination: UN

$1.52 mn watches stolen in Selfridges 'Burqa' raid in London

Ricky Burns’ Manager faces racism probe, comments against Muslims on his Facebook page

Amnesty sees 180,000 illegal workers leave Saudi, report says

 

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Pakistan

 

35 militants, 1 soldier killed in Pakistan clashes

PTI | Jun 9, 2013,

ISLAMABAD: Thirty-five militants and a soldier have died in fighting in the restive Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan during an operation to flush out rebels, the military said today.

Five soldiers and 15 militants were also injured in clashes over the past two days, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a brief statement.

Security forces had made "significant gains" over the past three days and cleared key areas of the Maidan region of Khyber Agency.

Troops have also taken "full control" of the strategic Derastani Ridge that overlooks Maidan and Kuki Khel Valley, the statement said.

The operation in the Maidan region was launched after troops cleared Muhammadi Top in Kurram Agency and Haider Kandao in Tirah Valley of Khyber Aegncy.

Security forces also flushed militants out of the heights of Darwazgai Kandao.

The military offensive in Khyber Agency was launched some weeks ago after dozens of Pakistani Taliban fighters entered the tribal district and occupied key areas.

The latest reports of casualties could not be independently verified as journalists are barred from the tribal belt.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/35-militants-1-soldier-killed-in-Pakistan-clashes/articleshow/20507089.cms

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US drone strikes in Pakistan 'simply unacceptable': Sharif

PTI | Jun 9, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he is ready to facilitate the withdrawal of foreign troops from neighbouring Afghanistan but US drone strikes in his country "must stop" as they are a violation of sovereignty and "simply unacceptable".

"Drone attacks are violating our sovereignty as well as international laws. Drone attacks must stop. We have protested many a time. This is simply unacceptable," Sharif was quoted as saying in a statement issued by his office yesterday.

Pakistan is "ready to facilitate the withdrawal of coalition troops from Afghanistan and hopes that the Afghan army and security forces would be able to manage the situation" after the drawdown of US and allied forces next year, Sharif said.

Sharif's remarks came hours after US Charge d'Affaires Richard Hoagland was summoned to the Foreign Office to protest a US drone strike in North Waziristan on Friday that killed seven persons.

The protest was lodged on the instructions of the Prime Minister, the foreign office said.

Former envoy Tariq Fatemi, a special assistant to the Prime Minister, handed over a demarche to the US diplomat.

The drone strikes have emerged as a key irritant in Pakistan-US ties.

American officials have defended the use of drones, saying they are vital for targeting Taliban and al-Qaeda elements sheltering in Pakistan's tribal belt.

Pakistan, however, insists that most of the people killed in the CIA-operated drone attacks are innocent civilians.

On May 29, the deputy chief of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Waliur Rehman, was killed in another drone strike in North Waziristan.

Sharif spoke out publicly against the drone strikes for the first time shortly after he was formally elected Prime Minister by the lower house of parliament on Wednesday.

He said the attacks should stop as they were a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty.

Since 2004, the US has carried out over 350 drone strikes inside Pakistan, killing some of the top al-Qaida and Taliban commanders. A number of civilians also died in the attacks

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/US-drone-strikes-in-Pakistan-simply-unacceptable-Sharif/articleshow/20505399.cms

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Three security forces killed in separate militant attacks in North Waziristan

ZAHIR SHAH SHERAZI

 9 June 2013

PESHAWAR: At least three security forces' personnel were killed and two others injured on Sunday in separate attacks in the North Waziristan tribal region.

In the first attack, a security forces' convoy was heading from Razmak to Bannu when it came under an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack on Esha Road in Dosali Tehsil. Moreover, two rockets were also fired at the security forces' vehicle, killing three soldiers and injuring another.

Subsequently, security forces imposed a curfew on the area and a search operation went underway to apprehend those responsible for the attack.

Whereas in the second attack, a security forces' convoy was targeted at Qambar checkpost on Miramshah's Mir Ali road in Mir Ali Tehsil. One solider was injured in the incident.

Official sources confirmed both the attacks.

Meanwhile, security forces defused a roadside IED on Ghulam Khan road in North Waziristan.

http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017026/three-security-forces-killed-in-separate-militant-attacks-in-north-waziristan

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Two ANP, one PTI men killed in gun attack

IMRAN AYUB

 9 June 2013

KARACHI: Three friends — two associated with the Awami National Party (ANP) and one with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) — were killed in an armed attack near Lasbella Chowk on Saturday, police said.

The police said two men on a motorbike targeted Mukhtar Rasool, Naveed Ahmed and Mohammad Sarfaraz while they were sitting at the corner of a street along the commercial area close to the Lasbella traffic intersection. One of the attackers reportedly pulled out a pistol and fired a number of shots at the victims before riding away with his aide.

“The attacker used a 9mm pistol,” said Inspector Yousuf Jamal, the SHO of the Jamshed Town police station. “Two of the victims – Naveed Ahmed and Muhammad Sarfaraz – were associated with the ANP while Mukhtar Rasool was a PTI activist. The motive behind the attack is not yet clear and we are still in the process to reach a conclusion that who was the actual target of the attack.”

Tension gripped the locality after the incident and other adjoining areas as traders pulled down shutters and vehicles started disappearing from the roads. The bodies were later moved to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.

SI shot dead In Qasba Colony, a police sub-inspector was gunned down when he was riding to his workplace. The area police said that armed men on a motorbike intercepted 45-year-old Mohammad Sher Khan near Qasba Mor and fired multiple shots at him.

“He sustained nine bullet wounds in the chest and head and died on the spot,” said an official at the Pirabad police station.

“He was posted at the Iqbal Market police station and lived in Islamia Colony, near the site of the incident. He originally hailed from Sargodha and was father of five.”

The body was later handed over to the family after medico-legal formalities at the Abbassi Shaheed Hospital, but the police remained clueless to reason and people behind the fatal attack.

“The exact motive is not yet clear but we have reasons to believe his professional association as key reason behind this attack. As you know that several policemen particular in this district have met with the same fate and the fresh incident seems to be part of the same trend,” added the official.

Violence in Lyari Violence broke out in parts of Lyari on Saturday after the killing of a suspected gangster in an alleged shootout with Rangers that also left his aide wounded.

Officials said that in a joint raid the Rangers personnel with area police were taking position in Singo Lane when they came under attack.

“The Rangers personnel responded and in an exchange of fire, two of the suspects sustained bullet wounds,” said a spokesman for the Pakistan Rangers, Sindh. “One of the wounded suspects, Fahim Khusha, later died while being treated at the Civil Hospital. The other one, Aqeel, was being treated at the same facility.”

Rangers officials claimed to have seized an LMG, a rocket launcher, five assault AK-47 rifles, two pistols and two bullet-proof jackets in the raid.

Minutes after the Rangers and police completed their job, violence broke out in parts of Lyari, where heavy arms, hand-grenades and rockets were freely used. Though no casualty was reported in the post-operation episode, the brazen use of heavy arms sowed fear and paralysed life in the densely-populated locality.

“It’s in fact reaction of the criminals to the Rangers action that killed their man and led to the arrest of one of them,” said SP-Lyari Najam Khan Tareen. “We have enhanced patrolling and deployed additional force in the affected pockets of the town. So far, no arrest has been made but we have controlled the situation.”

http://beta.dawn.com/news/1016999/two-anp-one-pti-men-killed-in-gun-attack

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Karachi violence claims 10 lives

June 9, 2013

KARACHI: Violence took its toll on Karachi again after 10 people, including two policemen, were killed in separate areas of the city on Sunday.

Four gunmen riding two motorbikes opened fire on a police vehicle in the Patel Para area and killed two policemen early morning on Sunday, senior local police official Usman Bajwa told AFP. Nobody has so far claimed responsibility.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/561008/two-policemen-three-others-gunned-down-in-karachi/

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Maulana Fazlur Rehman meets PM, decides to join the govt

 9 June 2013

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) has decided to sit on treasury benches after a successful meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman here on Saturday.

During the meeting held at the PM house, matters related to overall political situation, inclusion of JUI-F at the centre and law & order were discussed at length.

According to an official handout, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated that the enormity of the challenges faced by the country demanded unity among the people and cooperation among the political parties.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\06\09\story_9-6-2013_pg7_1

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Mutilated bodies still being found in Balochistan: Mengal

 9 June 2013

QUETTA: Chief of Balochistan National Party (BNP), Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that mutilated bodies were still being found in different parts of the province.

Central leader of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Liaquat Baloch called on Sardar Akhtar Mengal at his residence on Saturday. Both leaders discussed prevailing political situation in Balochistan and rest of the country.

"The number of missing persons has increased," Sardar Mengal said. He said despite repeated claims on the part of rulers, Baloch political workers were still being picked up and their dead bodies were being found.

Full report at:

http://beta.dawn.com/news/1016910/mutilated-bodies-still-being-found-in-balochistan-mengal

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Cracks appear: TTP braces against militant offensive in Mohmand

 June 8, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban Saturday accused two other banned organisations ‘Lashkar-e-Taiba’ and ‘Ansarul Islam’ for planning a massive attack on their bases and supporters in Mohmand region.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed on Saturday that their rival groups are also using the name of the Afghan Taliban for their planned offensive.

In a telephone call to The Express Tribune, Ehsan said that the two banned groups have entered into alliance with the local anti-Taliban ‘lashkar’ (militia) to target bases of the banned TTP militant group.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/560674/cracks-appear-ttp-braces-against-militant-offensive-in-mohmand/

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Pak's new IT minister warns Google over objectionable material

 June 09, 2013

Pakistan's new IT minister has warned that Google could be blocked in the country if the company fails to remove blasphemous and objectionable material from its video-sharing website YouTube.

Minister of state for IT and telecommunication Anusha Rahman Khan made the remarks on her first day in office on Saturday while talking about Pakistan's efforts to end a nine-month ban on YouTube for hosting clips from the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims."

Google, the parent company of YouTube, had rejected requests from the previous Pakistan People's Party-led government to remove the objectionable material and Khan said she hoped the company would listen to the new PML-N government.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pakistan/Pak-s-new-IT-minister-warns-Google-over-objectionable-material/Article1-1073407.aspx

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Disillusioned: It is a ‘mutilated democracy,’ says Mengal

 June 9, 2013

QUETTA: We had been receiving mutilated bodies but this time we have received a mutilated democracy, said Balochistan National Party’s chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal in Quetta on Saturday.

He added that though his party had participated in elections, ‘disruptive forces’ did not let us to go to the parliament.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/560901/disillusioned-it-is-a-mutilated-democracy-says-mengal/

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Ahmadi literature: Blasphemy suspect denied bail

June 9, 2013

LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Saturday dismissed an after-arrest bail application of a man accused of operating a printing machine on which blasphemous literature was produced.

Asmat Ullah had said he was innocent and that he had nothing to do with the offence. He had also asked the court to order that his name be removed from the FIR.

Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry, the counsel for the complainant, told the court that Asmat Ullah had printed blasphemous literature.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/560862/ahmadi-literature-blasphemy-suspect-denied-bail/

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Imran Khan wants to do a Nitish Kumar in Pakistan

Harinder Baweja

 June 08, 2013

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will be happy to hear this. Imran Khan, the new force in Pakistani politics, who has formed a provincial government in the most terror-struck region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), wants to model governance Nitish-style.

"We want to de-politicise the bureaucracy and the police force like Bihar did," Khan told Hindustan Times.

Khan, who fell off a forklift a month ago while campaigning, is still laid up but that hasn’t stopped him from planning and ideating. In his first interview to an Indian publication after his accident, Khan says, "The threat from the Taliban is huge but we plan to make people the focus and I have asked the KPK government to be transparent and focus on health and education like Nitish has done."

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pakistan/Imran-Khan-wants-to-do-a-Nitish-Kumar-in-Pakistan/Article1-1073134.aspx

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PPP takes exception to ‘threats’ of governor’s rule in Sindh

 9 June 2013

HYDERABAD: Reacting sharply to reported threats of placing Sindh under governor’s rule, provincial Information Minister Sharjeel Memon issued on Saturday a warning against such a move, saying it would be accordingly responded to if anyone tried to bulldoze the mandate of Peoples Party.

Talking to journalists at the Hatri bypass on his way to his constituency in Tandojam, Mr Memon criticised PML-N leader Mumtaz Bhutto for his reported statement in which he had hinted at imposition of governor’s rule in Sindh.

Full report at:

http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017001/ppp-takes-exception-to-threats-of-governors-rule-in-sindh

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Africa

 

Islamic extremists kill 13 in northeast Nigeria

9 June 2013

Suspected Islamic extremists who hid their assault rifles inside a coffin launched an attack against vigilantes in a northeast Nigeria city at the heart of the country’s bloody insurgency, killing 13 people before being shot by security forces, witnesses said Saturday.

The attack happened Friday in Maiduguri, the spiritual home of the extremist network Boko Haram that’s now targeted as part of a regional military offensive against extremists in the West African nation. Meanwhile, soldiers shot dead another eight suspected Boko Haram fighters in the city Thursday, leaving their bodies in a ditch in the restive city.

Friday’s attack targeted members of a new youth vigilante group that’s sprung up in Maiduguri comprised of men who point out suspected Boko Haram members to the military. The gunmen hid their Kalashnikov assault rifles inside a coffin draped in white cloth as if being prepared for a burial, allowing them to drive through the city’s numerous military checkpoints without being searched, witness Sheriff Aji said. When they approached the vigilantes in a van, they pulled the rifles out from the coffin and opened fire, killing the civilians, Aji said.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/africa/2013/06/09/Islamic-extremists-kill-13-in-northeast-Nigeria.html

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Death toll from Libyan clashes rises to 31: doctor

June 09, 2013 

BENGHAZI — At least 31 people were killed in hours of clashes between protesters and a militia in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday, a doctor said on Sunday.

The continued existence of myriad militias, nearly two years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, is a growing source of public resentment, but the authorities have relied on some armed groups to help keep order in a country awash in weapons.

Fighting broke out on Saturday when protesters, some armed, massed outside the headquarters of the Libya Shield brigade to demand the disbanding of the militias.

Order was only restored in Libya's second city after special forces seized the compound of the militia, which said it was operating with the defence ministry's approval.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130609169172

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Mali holds crisis talks with rebels

 June 09, 2013

OUAGADOUGOU — Talks between Malian authorities and armed ethnic Tuareg rebels aimed at resolving the conflict in the north of the country opened on Saturday after a day’s delay.

“The aim is to find a durable solution to the grave crisis engulfing Mali,” said President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso which is mediating the negotiations.

Tensions remain high in the north of Mali after heavy fighting near the rebel-held city of Kidal, stoking concerns about the staging of planned nationwide elections next month.

Kidal, a town prized by the Tuaregs, has been occupied by the rebel National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) since the end of January.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130609169080

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India

 

Muslim marriage is a civil contract, rules high court

Mahir Haneef, TNN | Jun 9, 2013

KOCHI: Uncoupling the institution of marriage from sacred or religious connotations conveniently used to deny women their due, the Kerala high court has ruled that Muslim marriage is primarily a civil contract to legalize sexual intercourse. In the same vein, the court held that denying a woman her conjugal rights for an extended period amounts to "cruelty''.

The ruling by a division bench comprising justices Pius C Kuriakose and PD Rajan was in response to an appeal by Sanjan S of Alappuzha against a family court's decision to grant divorce to his wife on the ground that she was denied sex by him for over three years. The profound implications of the March 21st ruling are only beginning to sink into public consciousness.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Muslim-marriage-is-a-civil-contract-rules-high-court/articleshow/20500887.cms

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Enslaved in Saudi Arabia, 200 Indians cry for help

Daniel P George, TNN | Jun 9, 2013

CHENNAI: Nearly 200 skilled and unskilled labourers from Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are stranded in Saudi Arabia after their Bangladeshi employer cheated them. The workers said they were promised jobs in a plastic factory, but were made to clean toilets.

Sources at the Indian mission in Saudi Arabia said the Indians travelled to Dammam after paying Rs 90,000 to Rs 150,000 each to a Mumbai-based labour agent called Fahad Enterprises. The workers have appealed to the government of India for help to return home.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Enslaved-in-Saudi-Arabia-200-Indians-cry-for-help/articleshow/20499194.cms

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With oil imports from Iran falling, India turns to Iraq

Jayanth Jacob

June 09, 2013

In a move that has both commercial and strategic implications, India is looking to increase its oil imports from Iraq even as it continues to reduce its dependence on Iran oil.

With Iraq increasing production and the crude being the same as that of Iran, it can be an easy substitute for Iran, which is under a squeeze of sanctions from the US and European Union for its nuclear programme.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/newdelhi/With-oil-imports-from-Iran-falling-India-turns-to-Iraq/Article1-1073351.aspx

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Indian power consultancy firm offers its services to Pakistan

June 09, 2013

An Indian power consultancy firm has offered its services to the Pakistan government for the generation of cheap electricity at a time when the country is grappling with a massive energy crisis, according to a media report on Sunday. Delhi-based Desein Private Ltd has submitted several proposals through its Pakistani associate, Meshe International, to the Water and Power Ministry.

The Indian firm has proposed the setting up of power plants that will use local coal or lignite, the Business Recorder daily quoted its sources as saying.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pakistan/Indian-power-consultancy-firm-offers-its-services-to-Pakistan/Article1-1073478.aspx

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Arab World

 

Suicide car bomb kills 7 in Baghdad

Sinan Salaheddin, The Associated Press

June 09 2013

A suicide car bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into an Iraqi army checkpoint in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad on Sunday morning, killing at least seven people and wounding 18 others, officials said.

The attack happened in the busy Kazimiyah neighborhood, which last week was the focus of an annual pilgrimage that brought hundreds of thousands of Shiite faithful to a golden-domed shrine where two revered Shiite saints are buried.

Authorities imposed strict security measures throughout the capital to protect pilgrims, and no major attacks occurred during the pilgrimage itself, which peaked midweek. It commemorates the death of one of the saints, Imam Moussa al-Kadhim.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/06/09/suicide-car-bomb-kills-7-baghdad.html

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Hezbollah fighters raise flag on Qusayr mosque

8 June 2013

An amateur video posted online by activists showed fighters from the Lebanese Shiite group, Hezbollah, raising a flag with “Ya Hussein” or “Oh hail Hussein” inscribed on it, in a new sign of escalating sectarianism in Syria’s civil war, reported Al Arabiya news channel.

Shiites highly revere Hussein, who is Prophet Mohammed’s grandson. Hussein and his father Ali, who is also the prophet’s cousin, were seen by Shiites as the right successors in the Caliphate after the prophet’s death.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/06/08/Video-shows-Hezbollah-fighters-raising-their-flag-on-Qusayr-mosque-.html

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Amr Moussa says ‘30th June’ will be Brotherhood’s last day

9 June 2013

Leader of the Egyptian opposition National Salvation Front (NSF), Amr Moussa, warned the Muslim Brotherhood that June 30, 2013 will be their last day, Almasry Alyoum quoted him saying on Saturday.

Moussa said his meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood’s first deputy Khairat al-Shater last week was to send a “clear” message that “the current status quo cannot continue as it is not acceptable.”

Egypt’s opposition is planning a big protest on June 30 to call for early presidential elections.

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, who is the head of the Freedom and Justice party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, assumed office on 30 June, 2012.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/06/09/Amr-Moussa-says-30th-June-will-be-Brotherhood-s-last-day-.html

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Egypt’s Islamists, opposition closely eye Turkey

 9 June 2013

Liberal-minded Egyptians and supporters of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood now share one thing: the rival sides are closely following protests in Turkey, a country that has provided the heavily polarized and increasingly impoverished Egyptians with a tantalizing model for marrying Islamist government with a secular establishment and achieving prosperity along the way.

Turkey, a NATO member with a mostly Muslim population has been touted as a democratic model for Egypt and other Arab countries swept up in popular revolts over the past two years.

But scenes of tens of thousands of Turks filling Istanbul’s central Taksim Square for more than a week of anti-government protests reminiscent of the mass demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square that led to the 2011 ouster of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak have alarmed Islamists in both countries.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/06/09/Egypt-s-Islamists-opposition-closely-eye-Turkey.html

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Iraq cabinet meets in Kurdistan to defuse tensions

AFP | Jun 9, 2013

ARBIL (Iraq): Iraq's premier led a landmark cabinet meeting in the country's Kurdish region on Sunday to defuse tensions linked to a multitude of disputes that diplomats warn are among its biggest threats to stability.

The long-running rows have provoked sharp exchanges between the two sides, and while no tangible measures were agreed at the meeting, the mere fact that talks took place was seen as a positive sign.

Violence meanwhile has been rising to levels not seen since 2008 as the Shia-led government has struggled to head off months of protests by Iraq's Sunni minority, which analysts say has given militant groups fuel and room to manoeuvre on the ground.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Iraq-cabinet-meets-in-Kurdistan-to-defuse-tensions/articleshow/20508212.cms

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Syrian rebels fire on Iraqi border posts, one killed

Fallujah, Iraq, June 09, 2013

Syrian rebels on Sunday opened fire on two Iraqi border posts along the southern edge of the two countries' frontier, killing one guard and wounding two others, officials said.

Iraqi border guard Colonel Nayif Zaili said Syrian rebels fired on two posts which lay two kilometres (1.25 miles) from the Al-Waleed border crossing linking the two countries.

One Iraqi border guard was killed and two others were wounded, he said. A doctor at a nearby hospital confirmed the toll.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/restofasia/Syrian-rebels-fire-on-Iraqi-border-posts-one-killed/Article1-1073562.aspx

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1 killed in Beirut pro- and anti-Hezbollah clash: army

June 09, 2013

BEIRUT — A youth injured in a Beirut clash on Sunday between supporters and opponents of Lebanese movement Hezbollah has died of his wounds, an army spokesman told AFP.

The clash broke out in front of the Iranian embassy on the outskirts of the capital, where opponents of Hezbollah were demonstrating against its involvement in fighting in neighbouring Syria.

Hezbollah supporters attacked the demonstrators, the army spokesman said.

The clash ended minutes later when the army intervened, said an AFP journalist at the scene who saw at least one person with blood streaming down his face.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130609169185

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Hamas military judge killed in 'accidental' gunfire

By IANS - GAZA

09th June 2013

A Hamas military judge was killed while a pistol was being cleaned in his office in Gaza City, the Hamas health ministry said Sunday.

A bullet was fired from the pistol and ended up in judge Ayman Emad Al-Deen's head, Xinhua quoted ministry spokesperson Ashraf Al-Qedra as saying.

It was not clear whether the judge was himself cleaning the pistol or it was being cleaned by someone else.

Police said an investigation was underway.

The judge, part of the Hamas military judiciary, was in the panel in charge of several tribunals that handed down death sentences against Palestinian informants accused of collaborating with Israel.

The Islamic Hamas movement took the Gaza Strip by force in 2007 after routing forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas out of the Palestinian coastal enclave.

http://newindianexpress.com/world/Hamas-military-judge-killed-in-accidental-gunfire/2013/06/09/article1627415.ece

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180,000 foreign workers leave Saudi in two months: Report

AFP | Jun 9, 2013

RIYADH: Some 180,000 illegal foreign workers have left Saudi Arabia since April 1 under an amnesty that allowed them to try to sort out their papers or leave without paying a penalty, a report said on Sunday.

"Between the beginning of April and the start of June, 180,000 foreigners have left the kingdom for good," Okaz daily quoted Badr Malek, spokesman for the passports department, as saying.

This wave brings to 380,000 the number of foreign workers who have left Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the year.

Malek stressed that violators of immigration rules in the oil-rich kingdom will face penalties when the amnesty period ends on July 3, with punishment including imprisonment up to two years, and fines up to 100,000 riyals ($27,000).

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/180000-foreign-workers-leave-Saudi-in-two-months-Report/articleshow/20509643.cms

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Southeast Asia

 

Ministry identifies those who insulted Prophet

 9 June 2013

KEMAMAN, June 9 — The Communication and Multimedia ministry has identified the two individuals who allegedly insulted Prophet Muhammad through Facebook on Friday.

Its minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said they were registered as ‘Calvin Gani’ and ‘Rakyat Anarki’ in their respective Facebook accounts.

He said the cases had been submitted to the police for further investigation and action.

He stressed that the ministry viewed Internet abuse seriously, particularly the spread of defamation and sedition that could potentially arouse antagonism and uneasiness among the communities in the country.

Full report at:

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/ahmad-shabery-ministry-identifies-those-who-insulted-prophet/

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Thousands attend state funeral of Taufiq Kiemas

 9 June 2013

JAKARTA, June 9 — Thousands of people today attended the state funeral of People’s Consultative Council (MPR) chairman Taufiq Kiemas at Kalibata Heroes Mausoleum in South Jakarta.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yuhoyono led the full military ceremony for veteran politician Taufiq, the husband of former president Megawati Sukarnoputri.

The Malaysian government was represented by President of the Senate, Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang and Federal Territories Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who is also the secretary-general of Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN).

Full report at:

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/thousands-attend-state-funeral-of-taufiq-kiemas/

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Malaysian exchangers helped hide paper trail for world’s largest cyber money-launderer

 9 June 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — Money exchangers based in Malaysia played a key role in hiding the paper trail for Liberty Reserve, the global, virtual “bank of choice” for identity thieves, drug traffickers, computer hackers and child pornographers, whose founders and workers were indicted this week by US authorities for being the world’s largest cyber money laundering operation.

Citing US authorities, The Financial Times (FT) has reported that exchangers, located in less regulated countries including Malaysia, Russia and Nigeria, had converted real dollars into LR, the virtual currency of Liberty Reserve that helped to erase its digital footprint and made it practically impossible to trace back to the user — a fact that won the Costa Rica-based currency exchanger over one million subscribers worldwide.

Full report at:

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/malaysian-exchangers-helped-hide-paper-trail-for-worlds-largest-cyber-money-launderer/

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North America

 

NSA surveillance revelations: Osama bin Laden would love this

The US has shown itself so paranoid in the face of possible 'al-Qaida-linked terror' that it has played right into jihadist hands

Simon Jenkins

 7 June 2013

Washington has handed Osama bin Laden his last and greatest triumph. The Prism files revealed in the Guardian indicate how far his bid to undermine western values has succeeded in the 12 years since 9/11. He has achieved state intrusion into the private lives and communications of every American citizen. He has shown the self-proclaimed home of individual freedom as so paranoid in the face of his "terror" as to infiltrate the entire internet, sucking up mobile phone calls, emails, texts and, we may assume, GPS movements.

The vast databases of Microsoft, Google, YouTube and Facebook are open to government. They may cry "your privacy is our priority", but they lie. Obedience to regulatory authority is their priority. And what does authority say? It says what authority always says: "We collect significant information on bad guys, but only bad guys." As police states have said down the ages, the innocent have nothing to fear. For innocent, eventually read obedient.

Full report at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/07/nsa-surveillance-osama-bin-laden

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Hundreds in New York show support for Turkish uprising

AFP | Jun 9, 2013

NEW YORK: Hundreds of people banged pots and waved Turkish flags in New York on Saturday in solidarity with protestors in Turkey defying Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call to end their civil uprising.

"Erdogan listen to your people" was among the banners flying in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan.

"We want to to live in a modern Turkey, in a democracy, not like they want, in old times," said Tezcan Baris, an accountant who came from New Jersey bearing a huge sign saying: "Resistance for democracy."

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Hundreds-in-New-York-show-support-for-Turkish-uprising/articleshow/20501061.cms

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US agency collected second-highest amount of digital data from Pakistan

 June 9, 2013

Pakistan is the second-highest country on the list of nations spied on by the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA), an exclusive report in The Guardian revealed.

The NSA is in possession of a powerful data mining tool, which it uses to record and analyse massive amounts of digital data, a key source of its intelligence.

The Guardian reportedly acquired top-secret documents about the NSA tool, called Boundless Informant, that details and maps by country the amount of information it collects from telephone and computer networks.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/560949/us-agency-collected-second-highest-amount-of-digital-data-from-pakistan/

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Administration Says Mining of Data Is Crucial to Fight Terror

By ERIC SCHMITT, DAVID E. SANGER and CHARLIE SAVAGE

2013/0

 In early September 2009, an e-mail passed through an Internet address in Peshawar, Pakistan, that was being monitored by the vast computers controlled by American intelligence analysts. It set off alarms. The address, linked to senior Qaeda operatives, had been dormant for months.

Investigators worked their way backward and traced the e-mail to an address in Aurora, Colo., outside Denver. It took them to Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old former coffee cart operator, who was asking a Qaeda facilitator about how to mix ingredients for a flour-based explosive, according to law enforcement officials. A later e-mail read: “The marriage is ready” — code that a major attack was planned.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/us/mining-of-data-is-called-crucial-to-fight-terror.html?pagewanted=all

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South Asia

 

PPM will address Maldives’ strained relationship with India: Gayoom

By Neil Merrett | June 8th, 2013

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has pledged during a visit to India that the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) will repair strained relations between the two countries should it come to power in September, local media has reported.

The three day visit, which concluded Thursday (June 6), saw the former president meet with dignitaries including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss bilateral relations and the impact of the Maldives government’s decision to last year cancel a US$511 million airport deal with India-based infrastructure giant GMR.

In interviews with Indian media, Gayoom expressed sadness that the Maldives’ relationship with India had been impacted by President Dr Mohamed Waheed’s administration deciding to evict GMR from the country with seven days notice.

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/politics/ppm-will-address-maldives-strained-relationship-with-india-gayoom-59186

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Maldives Police grant 710 officers permission to grow beards

By Minivan News | June 8th, 2013

Over 700 policemen have been issued permission slips to grow their beards, local media has reported.

710 police officers requested permission to grow their beards following the amended dress code published in the government gazette on May 30, 2013.

Although the rules regarding beard growth were not specified in the gazette, police “urgently” amended the regulations to allow beard growth up to two centimeters.

Police officers issued permission slips will be required to photograph themselves after seven days.

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/category/news-in-brief

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Afghan Taliban ‘willing’ to talk to peace council as Karzai begins Qatar visit

 June 9, 2013

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Taliban have hinted that they are willing to hold talks with the government-backed peace council, an Afghan official familiar with the development said.

US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins met President Karzai in late May and “informed him about the Taliban’s willingness to talk” to the Afghan High Peace Council in the near future, the official told The Express Tribune on Sunday.

Dobbins, who later visited Islamabad, is believed to have discussed the Taliban proposal with Pakistani officials.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/561002/afghan-taliban-willing-to-talk-to-peace-council-as-karzai-begins-qatar-visit/

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Afghan leader orders Britain to hand over detainees

 9 June 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has demanded that all detainees being held by British forces in the restive south be handed over within two weeks, saying that holding prisoners any longer would be a violation of sovereignty.

The British government came under fire earlier this month when it emerged that up to 90 suspected insurgents were being held without charge at Britain’s main base in southern Afghanistan.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/asia/2013/06/09/Afghan-leader-orders-Britain-to-hand-over-detainees-.html

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Mideast

 

Turkey's protesters proclaimed as true heirs of nation's founding father

Ataturk, the secular reformer, has become the symbol for young Turks defying what they see as Erdogan's reactionary reversion to the Ottoman past

Luke Harding Istanbul

 8 June 2013

Among the tents, snoozing youth and pleasant shady trees of Istanbul's Gezi Park there are portraits of one man in a European suit. Wherever you look Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – founder of the Turkish Republic – gazes sternly at you. Photos of the first president hang from branches, have been affixed to tea stalls, and even encircle a giant banner showing Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, dressed as Hitler.

"We really love Ataturk. He changed our state. He made it into a modern republic," explained Murat Bakirdoven, a 24-year-old biology student who has been camping in the park for a week. Someone had stuck another photo of Ataturk – this time in a lounge suit, sitting on a leather chair, cigarette in hand – on a nearby tree. Bakirdoven added: "Erdogan wants us to forget him. Instead we are trying to create an Ataturk renaissance."

Full report at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/08/turkey-protesters-proclaim-heirs-ataturk

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'Teach protesters a lesson' in local polls, Turkey PM urges

AFP | Jun 9, 2013

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday urged supporters of his Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party to use next year's local elections to "teach a lesson" to the anti-government demonstrators whose mass protests have rocked the country for over a week.

"There are just seven months left until the local elections. I want you to teach them a first lesson through democratic means at the ballot box," Erdogan told a crowd of cheering loyalists after landing at the airport in the southern city of Adana.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/Teach-protesters-a-lesson-in-local-polls-Turkey-PM-urges/articleshow/20506299.cms

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Israel can only rely on its own security: Netanyahu

AP | Jun 9, 2013

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the planned withdrawal of some UN peacekeepers from the Golan Heights shows that the Jewish state can only rely on itself for security.

Netanyahu was speaking on Sunday at a government meeting days after Austria announced it was withdrawing its UN peacekeepers from the Golan. Netanyahu told the ministers that "the crumbling of the UN force on the Golan Heights underscores the fact that Israel cannot depend on international forces for its security."

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Israel-can-only-rely-on-its-own-security-Netanyahu/articleshow/20507646.cms

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Iran clerical group for Velayati as president: Report

AFP | Jun 9, 2013

TEHRAN: A leading Iranian conservative clerical group has endorsed veteran diplomat Ali Akbar Velayati to succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the June 14 presidential election, a media report said on Sunday.

The Mehr news agency said a majority of members of the Qom Seminary Scholars Association at a meeting on Saturday gave their support to Velayati, quoting group chief Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a former conservative head of the judiciary.

The association is one of the two leading conservative groups in the holy city of Qom, the clerical nerve-centre of Iran.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Iran-clerical-group-for-Velayati-as-president-Report/articleshow/20506611.cms

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No Palestinian state in 1967 lines

AP | Jun 9, 2013

JERUSALEM: A senior member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the Israeli government will not accept a Palestinian state with the borders favored by the Palestinians and the international community, the latest hurdle to US secretary of state John Kerry's effort to restart peace talks in his latest visit to the region.

Netanyahu's office rushed to distance itself from the comments by deputy defense minister Danny Danon, a rising star in the Likud.

Danon said in comments broadcast on Israel Radio that the government would not agree to a Palestinian state based on Israel's borders before the 1967 Mideast war. The Palestinians seek an independent state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, areas captured by Israel from Jordan in 1967.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/No-Palestinian-state-in-1967-lines/articleshow/20505959.cms

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Yemen begins new national talks as Hadi hails progress

 9 June 2013

SANAA: Yemen began the second round of its national dialogue in Sanaa on Saturday, as President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi hailed progress made during talks in March.

The UN-backed dialogue aims to draft a new constitution and prepare for elections in 2014, after a two-year transition led by Hadi.

Saturday’s dialogue was part of a UN-brokered deal that eased former strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh from power after an 11-month uprising against his 33-year rule.

“We are holding our second open session amid changes, developments and positive achievements,” Hadi said at the opening of the dialogue in Sanaa.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\06\09\story_9-6-2013_pg4_13

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After ‘monkeys in space’ mission, Iran looks to monitor cosmos

 9 June 2013

Frequently announcing space advancements, Iran on Sunday said it had set up its first center to monitor objects passing in orbit, Iranian media reported.

The center will continuously track objects moving in space, and that it is ready to share data with other countries, Iranian Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying by the semi-official Irna news agency.

Although the report cannot be independently verified, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reportedly present at the inauguration of the center located near the town of Delijan some 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Tehran, according to The Associated Press.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/variety/2013/06/09/After-sending-monkeys-to-space-Iran-sets-up-cosmos-center.html

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Europe

 

Violence against women most pervasive expression of discrimination: UN

Jun 08 2013

United Nations : A top UN official has said that the violence against women is the "most pervasive" expression of gender-based discrimination and it remains unacceptably widespread.

United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said, "Violence against women is the most pervasive expression of gender-based discrimination."

She was speaking at the UN Human Rights Council during its annual full-day discussion on women's rights on Wednesday.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/violence-against-women-most-pervasive-expression-of-discrimination-un/1126680/

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$1.52 mn watches stolen in Selfridges 'burqa' raid in London

Jun 09 2013

London : Six men dressed in burqas, who carried out a daring Hollywood-style robbery at one of London's most iconic department stores, stole watches worth an estimated USD 1.52 million, the Scotland Yard has said.

The men, who were disguised in 'burqas', smashed glass cabinets and filled holdalls with high-value watches in the dramatic smash-and-raid attack on the world-famous Selfridges store on Thursday.

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with the robbery.

Metropolitan Police officers said they have recovered all the getaway vehicles used to flee the Oxford Street mega outlet in central London.

The group fled the shop on one moped, two motorbikes and in a black BMW estate, the officers said.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/-1.52-mn-watches-stolen-in-selfridges--burqa--raid-in-london/1126962/

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Ricky Burns’ Manager faces racism probe, comments against Muslims on his Facebook page

 9 June 2013

THE manager of boxing champ Ricky Burns is facing a racism probe after a hate-fuelled rant about Muslims appeared on his Facebook page.

The posts on Alex Morrison’s page refer to Muslims as “deceitful scum” and “pigs” and urge people to boycott their businesses.

Bosses at the British Boxing Board of Control are to discuss the outburst at a meeting this week and will ask Glasgow-based Morrison, 72, to explain.

A source said: “The board agree that what’s on Alex’s page is racist and brings the sport into disrepute.

“They’ve been made aware of the comments but been unable to officially discuss them.

“That will happen in the next few days and he’ll be asked for an explanation.”

Full report at:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/manager-boxing-champion-ricky-burns-1941228

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Amnesty sees 180,000 illegal workers leave Saudi, report says

 9 June 2013

Some 180,000 illegal foreign workers have left Saudi Arabia since April 1 under an amnesty that allowed them to try to sort out their papers or leave without paying a penalty, a report said on Sunday.

“Between the beginning of April and the start of June, 180,000 foreigners left the kingdom for good,” the Okaz daily quoted Badr Malek, spokesman for the passports department, as saying.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/economy/2013/06/09/Amnesty-sees-180-000-foreign-workers-leave-Saudi-report-says.html

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