Briefly World: Indian student held in Singapore over bomb threat
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Indian student held in Singapore over bomb threat
Singapore: A 13-year-old Indian student has been arrested here by Singapore police for posting a Facebook message in which he allegedly threatened to bomb a luxury casino resort in the city-state. The unnamed boy vowed to take "a big big revenge", "spit everywhere" and "plant bombs on Marina Bay Sands", a major tourist attraction, on the day he leaves Singapore, The Straits Times reported. The post also contained an expletive and was critical of
Singapore, the paper said.
Indian-Americans to be sworn in on Jan 3
Washington: Indian-Americans Ami Bera and Tulsi Gabbard would be sworn in as members of the US House of Representatives on January 3. Bera, 47, from California and Gabbard, 31, from Hawaii, are both from the Democratic Party.
Russian ban on US adoption into force
Moscow: Russia's controversial ban on adoptions of Russian children by American families came into force Tuesday. The law came into force after being signed by President Vladimir Putin on December 28, Russian state media said.
Satirist to face probe for insulting Morsi
CAIRO: An Egyptian satirist, Bassem Youssef, who made fun of President Mohamed Morsi on television will be investigated by prosecutors following an accusation that he undermined the leader's standing, a judicial source said on Tuesday.
Israeli-Palestinian clashes leave 8 injured
TAMOUN: An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in northern West Bank Tuesday, residents said, leaving at least eight Palestinians wounded. The clashes began early Tuesday. Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition as youths set tires and bins on fire to block the passage of military vehicles.
Indian ingredient led to cough syrup deaths: Official
Lahore: Days after an adulterated cough syrup caused the death of 40 people, Nisar Cheema, Director General (Health) of Punjab, has contended that dextromethorphan, an active ingredient imported from India to make the medicine, was to blame, a claim described as "ridiculous" by the drug manufacturing association here. Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association vice-chairman Nasir Qureshi, however, described Cheema's claim as "ridiculous", saying over 65 local and multi-national pharmaceutical companies were using the ingredient.