Muhammad Yunus is chancellor of UK varsity
LONDON: Nobel Peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus,who pioneered the concept of micro-finance and Grameen Bank in Bangladesh,will be the new Chancellor of the Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK. He succeeds Lord Macdonald of Tradeston the university said Monday.
Two Olympic suspects in London released
LONDON: Two British Muslim converts arrested following a canoeing trip near the Olympic site have been released without charge. Scotland Yard says an 18-year-old and a 32-year-old arrested at separate addresses in east London last week have been freed with no further action.
Stolen Wimbledon hawk returned to owners
LONDON: The owner of a hawk used to patrol skies and deter pigeons from the Wimbledon tennis tournament says the bird has been returned after thieves stole it from a car. Owner Imogen Davis said Monday that the bird Rufus was handed in to an animal hospital in southwest London Sunday evening.
Policeman kills 3 British soldiers in Afghanistan
KABUL: An Afghan policeman shot dead three British soldiers at a checkpoint in southern Helmand province on Sunday,Afghan officials said. Meanwhile,Logar province spokesman Din Mohammad Darwesh said a NATO airstrike killed three civilians Monday.
Foreign aid workers rescued in Somali
MOGADISHU: Somali and Kenyan troops rescued four foreign aid workers held hostage inside Somalia,three days after they were seized from a refugee camp in Kenya,the armies said on Monday. They were thought to have been kidnapped by al-Shabaab sympathisers.
Libya frees 4 detained ICC staff after apology
ZINTAN: Libya freed on Monday four International Criminal Court officials detained in a western town since June,after the head of the Hague-based court apologised for the difficulties that had arisen from their mission. Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor and Lebanese-born interpreter Helene Assaf were detained in the town of Zintan on June 7 and accused of smuggling documents to Muammar Gaddafis captured son Seif al-Islam.
German spy chief quits in neo-Nazi files scandal
BERLIN: The head of Germanys domestic intelligence service Heinz Fromm resigned on Monday after admitting that his agency had shredded files on neo-Nazi cell National Socialist Underground whose killing spree targeting immigrants rocked the country late last year.