Briefly world: Pollution hits record levels in Shanghai

Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog,prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning

Published: December 7, 2013 2:37 am

Shanghai: Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled Friday in Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog,prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning. REUTERS

Mexico recovers radioactive waste

Mexico City: Mexican authorities have recovered dangerous radioactive material from a cancer-treating medical device that was on a stolen truck and abandoned in a field,the interior ministry said. AfP

UN calls for investigation into Rohingya trafficking

BANGKOK: The United Nations called on Friday for an urgent investigation into allegations in a report that Thai immigration officials moved Myanmar refugees into human trafficking rings. reuters

Set up special courts to try terrorists: Sharif

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday directed authorities to set up special courts to try persons arrested for the gruesome killing of 10 foreign climbers at the Nanga Parbat base camp. pti

Woman fined for FB invite to mass party

Warsaw: A Polish court has fined a 23-year-old woman who admitted posting an invitation to an outdoor spring party Facebook,which drew more than 20,000 people. AP

Extremist group’s leader shot dead in Pakistan

Lahore: Gunmen shot dead a top leader of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat ,considered a front for the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba,in Pakistan’s Punjab province Friday,police said. pti

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