Briefly World: 2 cops held in UK bribery inquiry
2 cops held in UK bribery inquiry
LONDON: British police investigating corruption related to the tabloid phone-hacking scandal say they have arrested two police officers and a journalist. London's Metropolitan Police said the three were detained Thursday morning on allegations related to "inappropriate payments to police and public officials.''
Mexican army website hacked
MEXICO CITY: The hacker movement known as "Anonymous Mexico'' has posted a statement condemning "the bad government'' on the press section of Mexico's Defence Department website. The statement includes a video showing street protests on December 1, when police cracked down on anti-government demonstrators. The Defence Department issued a statement late Wednesday when the hacking began, saying its website was "temporarily out of service.''
Zimbabwe V-P Nkomo dies at 79
HARARE: State radio in Zimbabwe said President Robert Mugabe has announced the death of Vice President John Nkomo. He was 79. Nkomo died in a Harare hospital early Thursday after a long illness, the radio said. The second of two vice presidents, he had not appeared at meetings of Mugabe's party or state functions for several months.
China weekly issues corrections after dispute
BEIJING: A Chinese weekly newspaper whose editorial staff had a rare but short-lived revolt against censorship issued a correction Thursday for mistakes that were blamed on censors and helped fuel the dispute.
This week, Southern Weekly ran a correction at the bottom of the second page to fix three glitches from the New Year's edition: a typo, a wrong date and an erroneous numbering of the edition.The journalists also made their first reference in print to the censorship dispute. "Newspaper mistakes are always in black and white. In every link of editing and publishing a newspaper, its standard process should always be respected and followed. We have never been more keenly aware of this,'' read the correction signed by the editorial staff.
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