Briefly World: WWII bomb defused in Berlin

WWII bomb defused in Berlin

BERLIN: A World War II bomb was defused near Berlin's main railway station on Wednesday after trains were diverted, nearby houses evacuated and flights to the city's Tegel airport briefly disrupted. The 100-kg bomb was found Tuesday evening at a building site near the station. AP

3 Indians get US award for work on women protection

Washington: Three Indians, known as Kant brothers, have been felicitated by US Vice President Joe Biden in recognition of their work to end violence against women through an NGO. Biden presented Ravi, Rishi and Nishi — all from New Delhi — with "Solidarity Award" of the Vital Voices. PTI

US man indicted for hate crime against Sikh

Washington: A federal grand jury in Seattle indicted a Washington man on charges of hate crime against a 50-year-old Sikh man. Jamie Larson, 49, now faces a maximum of 10 years of imprisonment on charges of assaulting the victim, on October 17, 2012, based upon the victim's actual and perceived race, color and national origin. PTI

Philippines, rebels begin drafting law

MANILA: Government representatives and the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group began drafting legislation Wednesday to end 40 years of conflict and set up autonomous structure to run the south. REUTERS

Pak ballot may have 'none of above' option

Islamabad: Pakistan's voters may get the choice of not voting for any of the candidates in the fray for the May 11 general election as the Election Commission on Wednesday decided to incorporate "none of the above" option in ballot papers. pti

Surgical paralysis ordered for Saudi man

DUBAI: Saudi Gazette newspaper reported that a court ruled that Ali al-Khawaher, 24, should be paralysed as punishment for a crime he committed 10 years ago. Amnesty International said he is waiting for the surgery unless his family pays $270,000 to the victim. reuters

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