Briefly World: Indian-origin surgeon to be tried for manslaughter
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Indian-origin surgeon to be tried for manslaughter
Melbourne: Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel lost his bid to escape trial over the death of an elderly patient after the Australian Supreme Court court rejected his request to have a manslaughter charge put on hold indefinitely, media reports said Thursday.
Karzai welcomes British troops pullout
Kabul: President Hamid Karzai welcomed the announcement that Britain will pull thousands of troops out of Afghanistan next year, saying his country was ready to take over security responsibilities. British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday said that he will withdraw almost half of the country's 9,000 troops from Afghanistan next year as NATO hands over to Afghan forces.
Pak Parliament clears anti-terror bill
Islamabad: Pakistan's National Assembly on Thursday passed the Fair Trial Bill 2012 that gives intelligence and security agencies sweeping powers to conduct surveillance and collect data from SMSes and emails. Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said the law was aimed at "enemies of humanity and terrorists" and not against ordinary citizens.
Ex-BBC producer denies sex offences
LONDON: Former BBC Radio 1 producer, Ted Beston, who worked for years with disgraced presenter Jimmy Savile on Thursday denied involvement in sex offences after he was arrested and quizzed by police on Wednesday.
China detains 1,000 in 'doomsday' crackdown
BEIJING: The People's Daily on Thursday reported on its website: "Police have detained around 1,000 members of the Almighty God group across some seven provinces, the People's Daily reported on its website on Thursday. The cult group has been predicting the world will end on Friday.
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