Briefly World: Lanka lawyers boycott courts

Lanka lawyers boycott courts

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan lawyers boycotted courts Wednesday in protest against unfair impeachment moves against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. "Lawyers are staging a protest as the chief justice didn't get an impartial, just and fair trial," said Wijedasa Rajapaksa, president of the lawyers' Bar Association.

Pope tweets his first, a million follow

VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter follower mark Wednesday as he sent his first tweet from his new account @Pontifex . "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart," his tweet read.

Can clone captured CIA drone, says Iran

TEHRAN: Iran is now capable of manufacturing its own copies of an advanced CIA spy drone captured last year, Iranian lawmaker Avaz Heidarpour said Wednesday. "Experts examined and analysed the RQ-170. All files and boards of the drone were copied and used to improve Irans' unmanned aircraft," he said.

Blast in Pak kills 2, injures 10

Karachi: Two persons were killed and 10 injured in a blast near a hotel in Karachi Wednesday, police said.

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