Briefly World: Iran’s president slams ‘foreign presence’ in Gulf

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thursday slammed the West for its naval presence in the Persian Gulf while the country’s army commanders

Published: April 19, 2013 1:25 am

Iran’s president slams ‘foreign presence’ in Gulf

TEHRAN: Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thursday slammed the West for its naval presence in the Persian Gulf while the country’s army commanders warned arch enemy Israel against any military strikes on Iran. AP

Oz court reduces jail term of Indian doctor

Melbourne: An Indian-origin neurosurgeon,convicted in 2010 for manslaughter and supplying cocaine to two female escorts,has won a substantial reduction in his sentence,with an Australian court agreeing that one of the women willingly took the drug which killed her. Suresh Nair,44,who pleaded guilty in late 2010,has had a two year and three month jail term slashed to six months. pti

Lawmakers fail to elect new Italian prez

Rome: Italian lawmakers failed Thursday to elect a new president during a first round of voting. President Giorgio Napolitano’s term ends next month. AP

Moderate quake rattles Iran town

TEHRAN: Iran state TV said a moderate 5.2 earthquake rattled Tasooj,a small town in the northwest. There were no immediate reports of casualties. AP

US House passes cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON: The House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation meant to help companies and the government share information on cyber threats,even though concerns linger about the amount of protection the bill offers for private information. reuters

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