Briefly World: Indian artiste’s photo chosen as UAE’s National Day logo

Indian artiste's photo chosen as UAE's National Day logo

Dubai: Forty-one years after he captured the historic event, 75-year-old Ramesh Shukla's photo has been chosen as the logo for UAE National Day celebrations. He captured the UAE rulers jointly hoisting the flag after signing the union agreement in 1971 which brought the seven Emirates into a union. This rare photograph has now been picked as the iconic theme for the event being commemorated as part of the UAE National Day celebrations.

Curiosity finds whiff of possible life on Mars

Washington: NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found tantalising clues that life may have once existed on the

Red Planet, but scientists said it was too early to make much of the first soil analyses. Scientists found traces of carbon in several compounds detected by the rover's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument. The carbon, if indigenous, could be an indicator of geologic or biological activity, the Discovery News reported.

1 killed in Jamaat-e-Islami strike in Bangladesh

Dhaka: The nationwide strike by Jamaat-e-Islami Tuesday, demanding release of its top brass being tried for 1971 war crime charges, left one dead and led to sporadic incidents of violence in which a US embassy vehicle was damaged. Mojahidul Islam, 18, was killed in a police firing in Dinajpur.

Strauss-Kahn hearing set for December 10

New York: Disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will face a hearing on December 10 in New York to settle with the hotel maid whose sex assault allegation triggered his downfall, a judge said. Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have refused to give details of any pay-off, reported to reach some million dollars if Nafissatou Diallo drops her civil suit.

Typhoon Bopha kills 74 in Philippines

Manila: At least 43 villagers and soldiers drowned in a southern Philippine town Tuesday when torrents of water dumped by Typhoon Bopha cascaded down a mountain, engulfing emergency shelters and an army truck, officials said. The deaths raised the toll from one of the strongest storms to hit the country this year to at least 74.

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