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Briefly World: 48 dead in Kenyan clashes over land

An official says 48 people have been killed in clashes over land between pastoral and farming communities in Kenya’s southeast

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 Kenya’s 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 rover’s sensor damaged

LONDON: Nasa’s 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.

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UK man fighting euthanasia law dies

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Indian working at Buffet trust guilty of theft

NEW YORK: An Indian man who worked for billionaire Warren Buffet’s 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.

Carrie’s War author Nina Bawden dies at 87

LONDON: British writer Nina Bawden,who wrote children’s classics including the World War II story Carrie’s War,died Wednesday. She was 87. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Ranjit Gill to address Republican convention

WASHINGTON: Republican party’s “young gun” Ranjit ‘Ricky’ Gill,25,has got an invite to address the party’s National Convention. Gill is the only Indian-American from the party to contest for a seat in the House of Representatives.

First published on: 23-08-2012 at 00:47 IST
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