Briefly World: Taliban attack on army outpost kills 13 Afghan soldiers

Taliban attack on army outpost kills 13 Afghan soldiers

KABUL: Taliban militants stormed an Afghan army outpost on Friday, killing more than a dozen soldiers in in Nuri district of Kunar province, an area that is a major infiltration route for insurgents crossing the mountainous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. AP

Bombs hit Iraq mosque after prayers, kill 11

BAGHDAD: A pair of bombs struck in quick succession outside a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad Friday, killing at least 11 and wounding more than 30. The attacks in the town of Kanaan struck as worshippers were leaving after midday prayers. AP

Taliban place conditions to allow polio drive in Pak

Islamabad: The banned TTP Friday said it would allow anti-polio vaccination drives in the country's restive northwest if authorities guaranteed the campaigns are not used by the US as a cover for espionage. The Taliban also wants authorities to address its

apprehensions about the campaign being "un-Islamic". pti

French court allows auction of Hopi artifacts

PARIS: A French judge ruled Friday that a major auction of ancient Native American masks and other artifacts could proceed despite a request by the American ambassador that the sale be delayed until the legal status of the items could be determined. NYT

Two Indian-origin persons jailed in US

New York: Two Indian-origin persons have been sentenced to jail in the US for conspiring to commit wire fraud under which they used a call centre in India to defraud hundreds of individuals across America. Baljit Singh and Sharanjit Kaur were sentenced to four and three years. PTI

BBC decides to play clip of anti-Thatcher song

london: The BBC, has refused to ban the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead, despite initial dilemma, after anti-Margaret Thatcher campaigners sent it soaring into the charts following the death of the former PM. pti

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