Briefly World: 1 student shot at in California high school, suspect held

1 student shot at in California high school, suspect held

TAFT: A student was shot at and wounded at a San Joaquin Valley high school Thursday and a suspect was taken into custody, officials said. The shooting occurred about 9 am at Taft Union High School, about 193 km northwest of Los Angeles.

Indian accident victim gets Rs 32 lakh relief in Oman

Dubai: Sasikumar, an Indian expatriate, who was rendered disabled after a road accident in Oman two years back has been awarded Rs 32 lakh in compensation by a court in Muscat. The money (Omani riyals 25000) has been sent to the victim through the Indian embassy.

British detective found guilty in hacking scandal

LONDON: Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn, a top counter-terrorism detective was found guilty Thursday of trying to sell information to Rupert Murdoch tabloid News of the World, becoming the first person to be convicted on charges related to Britain's phone-hacking scandal since a police investigation was reopened in early 2011.

China newspaper prints after deal ends standoff

GUANGZHOU: An influential weekly newspaper, Southern Weekend, whose staff rebelled to protest heavy-handed censorship by Chinese government officials, published as normal Thursday after a compromise called for relaxing some intrusive controls.

US cops find alligator guarding marijuana

CASTRO VALLEY: Police who entered a man's house for a probation check found 15kg marijuana being guarded by a five-foot-long alligator, San Francisco Chronicle reported.

2 trains collide in Switzerland, 17 injured

GENEVA: Two passenger trains collided Thursday morning near a station in northern Switzerland, injuring 17 people, police said. The accident near Neuhausen station occurred shortly after 7.30 am (0630 GMT), said Patrick Caprez, a spokesman for the police.

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