Briefly World: Chinese insurer lashes out at report against Wen wealth

Chinese insurer lashes out at report against Wen wealth

Beijing: One of China's biggest insurance companies Monday threatened to take legal action against the New York Times for linking a key government decision benefiting the firm with the shareholdings held by relatives of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Ping An Insurance (PAI) Co of China Ltd in a statement said the NYT story alleging $2.7 billion wealth accumulation by Wen's relatives contained "serious

inaccuracies, facts being distorted and taken out of context, as well as flawed logic".

Pakistan: TV anchor escapes bid on life

Islamabad: A top Pakistani television anchor escaped a bid on his life as an improvised explosive device was found planted under his car. A bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse the bomb that was found under Geo News anchor Hamid Mir's car by his driver.

91-year-old charged with Nazi crimes

BERLIN: German prosecutors charged a 91-year-old former member of Nazis' Waffen S S with murder in the 1944 slaying of a Dutch resistance fighter. Dutch-born Siert Bruins, now German, already served time in the 1980s for the wartime murder of two Dutch Jews.

Pak elections to be held on time: Minister

Islamabad: The Pakistan Peoples Party-led government will complete its five-year term and the next general election will be held on time, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said Monday. Only elements "who had been contesting elections with backing" are now talking about delaying the polls after losing that support, he said.

'Beetle altered Canada climate by 1 degree'

London: A beetle species — the size of a grain of rice — has increased the summer temperatures in Canada's British Columbia by one degree Celsius after wiping out huge forest area, researchers claim, the Daily Mail reported.

Chinese official behind new fighter jet dies

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