Briefly World: UK detective jailed for offering hacking scandal leaks

UK detective jailed for offering hacking scandal leaks

London: A British counter-terrorism detective was jailed for 15 months Friday for trying to sell information about a phone-hacking investigation to the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World tabloid. April Casburn, 53, is the first person to be sent to prison since Scotland Yard's inquiry into the illegal hacking of mobile phone voicemails by the now defunct tabloid was reopened two years ago.

Israel media warn of conflict with Syria

Jerusalem: Israeli media Friday warned that an alleged air strike on a convoy carrying arms from Syria to Lebanon's Hezbollah could set off a chain reaction, and reported troops on high alert in the country's north. Maariv daily reported that the Israeli military moved a third battery of its vaunted Iron Dome missile defence system to Galilee region Thursday.

Milan court convicts three Americans in CIA abduction

MILAN: A Milan appeals court has convicted a former CIA station chief in Rome and two other Americans in the 2003 rendition kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric. The court Friday sentenced ex-CIA station chief Jeff Castelli to seven years, and handed sentences of six years each to Ameircans Betnie Madero and Ralph Russomando.

18 killed in northeast Nigeria military raid

MAIDUGURI: A military official said 18 people had been killed during days of fighting in northeast Nigeria, pitting soldiers against suspected rebels with radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.

Imprisoned Pussy Riot member hospitalised

MOSCOW: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the jailed members of the Pussy Riot band, has been hospitalized after complaining of headaches and suffering from overwork at a prison colony known for its tough conditions, her lawyer said.

US satellite lost in failed launch from Pacific

Moscow: Sea Launch AG said a US communications satellite was lost after a booster rocket carrying it into

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