Briefly World: American scribe’s book on Mumbai wins award

American scribe's book on Mumbai wins award

WASHINGTON: A depiction of Mumbai's slumdwellers and growing corruption in India has won American author and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Katherine Boo a prestigious award in American literature. Boo was honoured for her debut work Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, a tale of despair and hope in India.

Savile colleague held for suspected sexual offences

London: Radio and TV presenter Dave Lee Travis was reportedly arrested Thursday as part of investigations in the wake of allegations against his BBC colleague Jimmy Savile. Police said a man in his 60s was held on suspicion of sexual offences, but did not officially name him. UK media, however, widely reported that Travis, 67, was being questioned.

FBI includes LeT militant on its most wanted list

WASHINGTON: Sheikh Aminullah, a little known Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, suspected to be long operating in Pakistan, and Alabama-born Omar Shafik Hammami, believed to be operating with terrorists in Somalia, were put on the FBI's most-wanted terrorists list on Thursday.

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