Briefly World: Lone suspect held in Benghazi attack freed in Tunisia

Lone suspect held in Benghazi attack freed in Tunisia

CAIRO: Ali Harza, 28, the only known suspect jailed in connection with the deadly attack on the United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, was freed on Tuesday by the Tunisian authorities who had held him. His lawyer said he was released for lack of evidence.

Singapore to get first woman Speaker

Singapore: Indian-origin politician Halimah Yacob is set to become the first woman Speaker of Singapore's Parliament next week replacing Michael Palmer, who was forced to quit over his extra-marital affair. Halimah would be nominated as the next Speaker on January 14.

Ex-Congresswoman takes on US gun lobby

Washington: Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a famous survivor of gun violence, launched a major initiative Tuesday to challenge the nation's powerful gun lobby and press for tougher gun laws.

Japan Dreamliner catches fire in Boston

Tokyo: Japan Airlines said a fire broke out in one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, shortly after it landed in Boston, following a flight from Tokyo. The fire started after a battery in the jet's auxiliary power system overheated. The airline said none of the 183 passengers or crew members were hurt as they had already disembarked.

Italy experts to help in Missoni plane search

Rome: Italy is sending a specialised team to Venezuela to help search for a small plane that disappeared there last week while carrying the CEO of the Italian fashion firm Missoni. The flight that never made it from the island resort of Los Roques to Caracas on January 4 had Vittorio Missoni, CEO of his family's fashion company, on it.

8 killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan

Islamabad: US drones targeted a Taliban training camp in Waziristan, killing at least eight militants including an al-Qaeda operative.

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