Briefly World: Egyptian satirist freed on bail

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef was released on bail Sunday after nearly five hours of questioning over alleged insults to President Mohamed Morsi and to religion

Published: April 1, 2013 1:04:22 am

Egyptian satirist freed on bail

CAIRO: Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef was released on bail Sunday after nearly five hours of questioning over alleged insults to President Mohamed Morsi and to religion. Youssef was ordered to pay 15,000 Egyptian pounds ($2,200) pending investigation into the complaints,judicial sources said. pti

‘Emancipate’ top HollyWord for 2012

Los Angeles: ‘Emancipate’,a pervasive global theme represented in blockbusters “Lincoln”,“Django Unchained” and “Argo”,has been named the top HollyWord of 2012 while ‘Pi’ has been ranked second. The 10th annual global analysis by Global Language Monitor also named ‘barricade,‘upside down’,‘interrogation enhancement’,‘czar’,‘Argos’,‘borderline’,‘Franken’,and ‘Elvish’ in the top 10. PTI

Grammy-winner Phil Ramone dies at 79

NEW YORK: Phil Ramone,the masterful Grammy Award-winning engineer,arranger and producer whose platinum touch included recordings with Ray Charles,Billy Joel and Paul Simon,has died of complications from heart surgery,his family said. He was 79. He died Saturday morning at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. AP

Hoax call forces Eiffel Tower evacuation

Paris: Around 1,400 visitors to the Eiffel Tower were rushed out of the monument after an anonymous phone call threatening an attack,police said. The tower was reopened Saturday after about two and a half hours after police searches failed to find any suspicious objects. PTI

Man with reconstructed face weds burns victim

Houston: Dallas Wiens,27,who was one of the first to receive a full face transplant in the US,has married another burn patient. Wiens married Jamie Nash,29,Saturday at a Texas church where an electrical accident destroyed his face in 2008,The Dallas Morning News reported. PTI

Private dailies to hit Myanmar news stalls

YANGON: After the Myanmar government lifted censorship in August last year,four newspapers — Golden Fresh Land,The Voice Daily,the New Light of Myanmar and the Union Daily — are set to hit news stalls on Monday. AP

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