Briefly World: Barak speaks of US attack plan for Iran

Barak speaks of US attack plan for Iran

JERUSALEM: Israel's departing defence minister, Ehud Barak, told The Daily Beast that the Pentagon had blueprints ready for a surgical operation to set back Iran's nuclear programme in case the US decided on a strike — an indication that Israel may have shelved plans for a unilateral attack.

French, Malians secure Timbuktu

BAMAKO: French and Malian troops were taking control over the fabled Saharan trading town of Timbuktu on Sunday, the latest gain in a French-led offensive against al-Qaeda-allied fighters.

Alcoholism vaccine to be tested in India

WASHINGTON: Anew vaccine that gives alcoholics an immediate and heavy hangover will soon be tested in India after preclinical trials in Chile, Santiago Times quoted Dr Juan Asenjo, director of the Institute for Cell Dynamics and Biotechnology at Universidad de Chile, as saying.

'Qaeda plot against Westerners in Libya'

BERLIN: Al-Qaeda is plotting to kidnap German and British citizens in Libya, Spiegel magazine quoted German intelligence sources saying. Meanwhile, Britain warned Sunday of a "specific threat" to foreigners in Somaliland.

Pak anti-graft body chairman quits

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau chairman Fasih Bokhari, has resigned, due to pressure from the SC to arrest PM Raja Pervez Ashraf in connection with two corruption cases, sources said.

No way out?

Col. Guido Pedroso de Melo, the commander of the city's Fire Department, said the club's security guards had locked exits, which intensified the panic . The circumstances surrounding the blaze, including the use of pyrotechnics and the reports of the locked exits, are expected to raise questions about whether the club's owners had been negligent. While it is not clear why patrons were initially not allowed to escape, it is common across Brazil for nightclubs to have customers to pay their entire tab upon leaving, instead of on a per-drink basis.

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