Briefly World: UK-based Pak man extradited to US for role in Qaeda plot

UK-based Pak man extradited to US for role in Qaeda plot

New York: Abid Naseer, a 26-year-old Pakistani al-Qaeda operative has been extradited from the UK to face charges here for his role in an international terror plot masterminded by the outfit's leaders in Pakistan to attack targets in New York and Europe.

Nine-year-old girl gangraped in Pakistan

Lahore: A nine-year-old girl was in a critical condition after being raped by three men in Punjab. The girl was taken to a hospital in Bahawalpur after being raped Wednesday. Police registered a case against seven people.

US House gives $9.7 bn for Sandy victims

WASHINGTON: The first large aid package for victims of the deadly Superstorm Sandy started moving through the US Congress Friday, as the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims.

Nigeria airline, owned by Indians, resumes flights

ABUJA: Nigeria's Dana Air, owned by Indians, resumed flights Friday, seven months after one of its planes crashed in Lagos, killing 163 people.

US-made missiles seized near Gaza: Egypt

El-Arish: Egyptian authorities seized six US-made missiles in the Sinai Peninsula Friday that security officials said were likely smuggled from Libya and bound for the Gaza Strip.

Chavez fighting severe lung infection

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is being treated for "respiratory deficiency" after complications from a severe lung infection, his government said.

China: NYT reporter lacked paperwork

The Chinese government Friday said it did not expel New York Times reporter Chris Buckley.

China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said a visa application for Buckley — recently hired by the Times — has remained in limbo because his previous employer (Reuters) failed to undertake the proper procedure when he left that company.

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