Second degree murder charges in Trayvon case
JACKSONVILLE: More than six weeks after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin,an unarmed 17-year-old,George Zimmerman,the neighborhood watch coordinator,was charged by a special prosecutor on Wednesday evening with second-degree murder and taken into custody. nyt
Turkey cracks down on ex-officers
ANKARA: Turkish prosecutors on Thursday ordered the arrest of dozens of former military officers,including four retired generals,over their role in the ousting of an Islamist prime minister. The latest probe comes at a time when Turkeys Islamic-rooted government is trying to quash militarys influence in the countrys politics.
Army cover for Nepal royalty removed
KATHMANDU: In an apparent disapproval of former King Gyanendras recent tour to western Nepal,the government Thursday scaled-down the security cover provided to him and the erstwhile Royal family. According to the Home Ministry sources,a platoon of the Nepal Army has been replaced with the Armed Police Force unit.
China deletes 2 lakh online posts
BEIJING: As a major political scandal rocked China,authorities Thursday said that over 2.1 lakh online posts have been deleted and 42 websites shut since mid-March in a massive crackdown on the 300 million-strong microbloggers in the wake of coup rumours.
Cartoons row: Swedes face trial
COPENHAGEN: Four Swedes accused of plotting a revenge attack on a newspaper that printed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad will go on trial Friday in Denmark. The four men are charged with terrorism,after allegedly planning an armed attack inside the Copenhagen-based offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper,which published the controversial caricatures. ens & aGENCIES