Briefly World: Key Syrian rebel leader dies of wounds

The leader of one of Syria’s most prominent rebel units died early today.

Published:November 19, 2013 1:57 am

Key Syrian rebel leader dies of wounds

Beirut: The leader of one of Syria’s most prominent rebel units died early today of wounds sustained during a strike by government forces last week,his group said,dealing another blow to fighters reeling from a series of recent battlefield losses. AP

Photographer shot at in newspaper office

PARIS: French police are hunting for a gunman suspected in a shooting Monday at a Paris newspaper office that gravely wounded a photographer,as well as three other attacks around the nation’s capital. The motive for the attacks,which prompted heightened security at media offices and the busy Champs-Elysees shopping avenue,is unclear. pti

Pak channels fined for Indian content

Islamabad: Ten entertainment television channels in Pakistan have been slapped with a Rs 10 million fine for airing excessive Indian and foreign content,a media report said Monday. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority imposed the fine on the channels and issued warning letters to them. pti

8 dead as tornadoes rip through US Midwest

WASHINGTON: Dozens of tornadoes swept across the U.S. Midwest in a rare November blast of warm-weather storms,leaving at least eight people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods,flipped over cars and uprooted trees. AP

Wal-Mart: Safety issues at Bangla factories

DHAKA: Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it has found safety problems at some of the factories in Bangladesh with which it does business,and that most of those factories have since made improvements. The U.S. retail group tested the safety of more than 200 factories,a company spokesman said in an email late on Sunday. reuters

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