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UK Sikh soldier alleges abuse by colleagues over turban
London: The British army's first Sikh soldier allowed to wear a turban rather than a bearskin on ceremonial duties has suffered abuse from his colleagues over his headgear and his refusal to cut his hair and beard, a media report Sunday said. Guardsman Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, who joined the Scots guards this year, has been allowed to wear a turban outside Buckingham Palace, breaking hundreds of years of tradition.
Syrian warplanes strike rebels in Damascus
beirut: Syrian warplanes and artillery blasted parts of Damascus , Aleppo and some cities in the northern province of Idlib on Sunday, activists said. In central Syria, a car bomb killed at least 15 people, the official Syrian news agency reported.
Leveson proposal would be illegal, says adviser
London: Shami Chakrabarti, an Indian-origin top adviser to Lord Justice Leveson, said his key proposal for compulsory press regulation in the UK in the aftermath of the phone-hacking scandal would be illegal as it would breach the Human Rights Act and be open to legal challenge.
Rare, coded Napoleon letter sold for $243,500
London: A 200-year-old letter written in code by Napoleon Bonaparte, in which he vows to blow up the Kremlin, was sold for a whopping $243,500, 10 times its estimated pre-sale price. The letter dates back to 1812.
Singapore deports 29 Chinese bus drivers
Singapore: Singapore Monday deported 29 Chinese nationals for taking part in a bus drivers' strike earlier this week and for breaking local laws. They had refused to drive public buses while employed here on work permit and under contract.
Whisky restores eyesight of man blinded by vodka
Melbourne: A bottle of whisky saved the sight of 65-year-old Denis Duthie, a catering tutor at New Plymouth's Western Institute of Technology in New Zealand, who was blinded after the vodka he drank reacted with his diabetes medication, The New Zealand Herald reported. Duthie was rushed to Taranaki Base Hospital, where doctors dripped whisky into his stomach through a tube. Five days later, Duthie was able to see again.
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