Briefly World: Israel to build 942 more homes in east Jerusalem

Israel to build 942 more homes in east Jerusalem

Jerusalem: Israel advanced the process of building 942 settler homes in east Jerusalem under a new fast-track plan to tighten its grip on the territory, which the Palestinians claim as the capital of a future state. A government planning committee Monday asked contractors to submit bids to build them, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

17 killed in Yemen clash: Sources

Sanaa: Yemen's army Tuesday launched an offensive against tribesmen suspected of repeatedly sabotaging an oil pipeline in east Yemen, sparking clashes which left 17 people dead, tribal sources said.

Syrian rebels capture town near Turkey

BEIRUT: Syrian rebels fully captured Harem, a town of 20,000 in northern Idlib province, near the Turkish border on Tuesday after weeks of siege and heavy fighting, activists said.

13 hurt as Chinese man rams car into students

Beijing: Thirteen middle-school children were injured when an enraged man, upset by a court ruling in the murder of his daughter, rammed his car loaded with a gas tank and firecrackers into 23 students in northern China, officials said.

Well-known US actors pass away

New york: Charles Durning, an acclaimed character actor, whether on stage as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or in film as the lonely widower smitten with a cross-dressing Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie, died Monday in New York. He was 89. He died of natural causes.

The entertainment fraternity faced another blow as Jack Klugman, the rubber-mugged character actor who leapt to television stardom in the 1970s as the slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple died on Monday at his home in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. He was 90.

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