48 dead in Kenyan clashes over land
MOMBASA: An official says 48 people have been killed in clashes over land between pastoral and farming communities in Kenyas southeast. Tana river district police chief Joseph Kavoo said Wednesday that some people were burnt in their houses,others hacked to death or shot with arrows.
Curiosity rovers sensor damaged
LONDON: Nasas Curiosity rover,scheduled to take its maiden test drive on the surface of Mars,Wednesday reported its first setback when a sensor on its weather station was damaged. However,the mission team said this is not a major problem. The cause was not immediately known.
UK man fighting euthanasia law dies
LONDON: Lawyers for Tony Nicklinson,58,who had locked-in syndrome and failed in a bid to overturn his countrys euthanasia law,say he died at home here Wednesday. Nicklinson suffered a stroke in 2005 that left him unable to speak or move below his neck.
Indian working at Buffet trust guilty of theft
NEW YORK: An Indian man who worked for billionaire Warren Buffets charitable foundation has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from the organisation and could face up to 20 years in prison. Dhaval Patel,38,is scheduled to be sentenced in November for stealing $46,000 from the charity by fabricating several receipts. The Omaha World-Herald reported that he made $190,000 a year as a senior programme officer.
Carries War author Nina Bawden dies at 87
LONDON: British writer Nina Bawden,who wrote childrens classics including the World War II story Carries War,died Wednesday. She was 87. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Ranjit Gill to address Republican convention
WASHINGTON: Republican partys young gun Ranjit Ricky Gill,25,has got an invite to address the partys National Convention. Gill is the only Indian-American from the party to contest for a seat in the House of Representatives.