Briefly World: Israelis kill three Palestinians in West Bank clash,talks off

Israeli security forces shot dead three Palestinians and wounded 19 Monday in a clash.

Published:August 27, 2013 2:42 am

Ramallah: Israeli security forces shot dead three Palestinians and wounded 19 Monday in a clash in the West Bank’s Qalandiya refugee camp,Palestinian hospital officials said. Palestinian negotiators called off a planned round of peace talks after the clash,officials said. ap

Mosque suffers arson attack in Britain

London: In a suspected religious hate crime,a mosque in northeast London suffered an overnight arson

attack,triggering a probe. No one is believed to have been hurt in the incident that took place at Harlow Islamic Centre in Essex. PTI

Indonesian clerics call for ban on Miss World

Jakarta: One of Indonesia’s most influential Islamic groups is urging the government to cancel the Miss World pageant scheduled for next month,saying the exposure of skin by women in a competition violates Muslim teachings,an official said. AP

Pak court orders repoll after ban on women

Islamabad: A court Monday ordered repolling in all polling stations where women were barred from voting in last week’s byelections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The order was given by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan,Express News reported. PTI

Ex-rebel fighters become officers in Nepal army

KATHMANDU: Seventy former communist rebels graduated from Nepal’s military academy Monday. They were given the rank of lieutenants by Khilraj Regmi. PTI

Iranian convicted over porn site gets life term

TEHRAN: The lawyer of a man convicted of building and promoting pornographic websites said a death sentence against his client had been converted to life imprisonment. AP

6 year-old girl shoots playmate in South Africa

Johannesburg: A six-year-old girl shot and killed her friend with her grandfather’s revolver while playing at a private game reserve in South Africa. The 60-year-old grandfather is due to appear in a court Monday,on charges relating to the negligent handling of a firearm. PTI

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