Briefly World: Pak Taliban claim attempt on TV anchorís life

Pak Taliban claim attempt on TV anchor's life

Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attempt on the life of senior journalist and television anchor Hamid Mir, saying they would carry out more attacks on anyone "pursuing a secular agenda".

Rajat Gupta flight risk: US prosecutors

New York: Calling Rajat Gupta a "flight risk" due to his strong personal and financial ties to India, US prosecutors have asked a court here to reject the former Goldman Sachs Director's request to remain free on bail pending appeal of his conviction on insider trading charges.

Pakistan: 5 teenaged girls gangraped

Islamabad: Five teenaged girls from the same family were gangraped by two landlords, Landlords Mara and Zaheer Jat, and their aides in Punjab after a relative of the girls asked a landlord to pay him wages, according to media reports Tuesday.

Bombs kill 4 Kurds in Iraq's disputed area

KIRKUK: Bombs targeting ethnic Kurds killed four people on Tuesday in the city of Kirkuk in Iraq's disputed northern territories, where Iraq army and troops from the autonomous Kurdistan region have been in a stand-off.

Israel: Ex-minister forms new party

JERUSALEM: Calling herself "an answer to the contention there is no one to vote for", Tzipi Livni, Israel's centrist ex-foreign minister, returned to politics Tuesday after a 6-month hiatus, heading a new party, Movement, that she described as "an alternative" to PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

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