Briefly World: Afridi term won’t help US-Pak ties-Panetta

Afridi term won’t help US-Pak ties: Panetta

Written by Agencies | Published:May 28, 2012 1:41 am

Afridi term won’t help US-Pak ties: Panetta

Washington: The 33-year term handed to physician Shakil Afridi,who helped trace former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden,will not help the relationship between US and Pakistan,Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told ABC news in an interview Sunday.

Three bodies found from Pak avalanche site

Islamabad: Nearly 50 days after an avalanche hit a high-altitude Pakistan Army camp in the Siachen sector,search teams have found the bodies of three of the 139 people who were buried under dozens of feet of snow.

China official accused of rape of over 10 girls

BEIJING: Authorities detained Li Xingong,the deputy director of the Yongcheng city’s Communist Party committee’s general office,on Friday for allegedly raping 10 girls.

Berlo ‘spent £16 million on bunga bunga parties’

LONDON: Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi spent a whopping £16 million on ‘bunga bunga’ parties at his mansion near Milan,The Sun reported on Sunday.

Two new nuclear plants to be built,says Iran

TEHRAN: Iran’s nuclear chief Fereidoun Abbasi said his country is planning to build at least two nuclear power plants in a year or two. He also said Friday there was no reason to halt production of uranium enriched to 20 per cent,a demand of world powers.

Egypt jails Mubarak aide for graft

CAIRO: A Cairo court on Sunday sentenced ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s former chief of staff Zakaria Azmi to seven years in jail on charges of making illegal gains.

Gaga cancels Indonesia show over security

JAKARTA: Lady Gaga said she was canceling her sold-out show in Indonesia over security concerns after Muslim hardliners threatened violence if the pop diva went ahead with her “Born This Way Ball.’’

‘Mexico’,‘cloud’ among words used by US to monitor Web

“CLOUD”,“team” and “Mexico” — these are some of the words used by US spies to scour the social networking sites and online media for evidence of threats to the US,it has emerged.

The intriguing list,released by the US Department of Homeland Security under the Freedom of Information Act,also includes obvious choices such as “attack”,“al-Qaeda”,“terrorism” and “dirty bomb”,the Daily Mail reported.

Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that “reflect adversely” on the government.

However,they insisted the practice was aimed not at policing the internet for disparaging remarks about the government.

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