Briefly World: NASA releases India map on Diwali night

NASA releases India map on Diwali night

Washington: NASA Thursday released a black and white satellite imagery of India this Diwali night, cautioning people against the fake image in circulation on social media. NASA said most of the bright areas in the imagery

are cities and towns in India.

Indian mom in UK kills son for failing to memorise Quran

London: An Indian-origin mother who beat her son "like a dog" for not being able to memorise passages of the Quran, has been found guilty by a British court of murdering him and setting his body on fire to hide evidence. Sara Ege, 33, a mathematics graduate from India, was found guilty at Cardiff Crown Court Wednesday of beating her son Yaseen Ege to death at their home in Pontcanna, Cardiff, in July 2010 and setting fire to his body.

Thai ex-PM charged over 2010 crackdown deaths

BANGKOK: Thai authorities charged former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Thursday with giving orders to use live ammunition that led to civilian deaths during a military crackdown on an anti-government protest in May 2010.More than 90 people were killed in the violence.

Taliban claim attack on Afghan spy chief

KABUL: The Taliban on Thursday said they carried out a suicide bombing that wounded Afghanistan's intelligence chief in Kabul. Asadullah Khalid was wounded when the bomber struck at a guesthouse used by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a heavily-guarded area of the capital. The intelligence agency said he had survived the "terrorist attack".

Indian worker kills self in first Dubai Metro suicide

Dubai: A 36-year-old Indian in an inebriated state committed suicide in Dubai Metro, in a first such case, throwing himself under a train after being refused by his employer from returning home. "On Monday, an Indian worker identified as H U M committed suicide on the tracks," said Khamis Mattar AlMazeina, deputy chief of Dubai police.

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