Briefly World: Three Nigerian scribes charged over polio killings

Three Nigerian scribes charged over polio killings

KANO: Police in northern Nigeria said they arrested three radio journalists over the killings of at least nine female polio vaccinators, saying their on-air discussion about rumours around the vaccine sparked the attack. The journalists will be charged with culpable homicide Friday.

US consulate on Qaeda hitlist, says Thailand

BANGKOK: Thai authorities tightened security measures at the US Consulate in Chiang Mai following reports it was a possible target of attack from al-Qaeda and Salafist terrorist groups this month, officials said Tuesday. PM Yingluck Shinawatra ordered more forces at the facility.

Nepal Oppn turns down CJ-for-PM proposal

Kathmandu: The Maoist-authored formula to have an electoral government headed by the SC Chief Justice to end the political deadlock got a decisive blow Tuesday, as Nepali Congress and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist turned it down, questioning the legitimacy and intent of the ruling party.

French Assembly passes gay marriage bill

PARIS: France's lower house of parliament Tuesday approved a sweeping bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. It was approved 329-to-229.

Italian ex-spy chief gets 10 yrs in CIA case

MILAN: Italy's ex-military intelligence chief, Niccolo Pollari, was sentenced to 10 years in jail Tuesday for his role in kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim cleric in an operation organised by the US.

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