Clashes leave 40 dead in Nigeria
Abuja: Over 40 persons including six security personnel were on Wednesday killed in a gun battle between soldiers and insurgents in Damaturu town,the capital of Nigerias northern state of Yobe,police said. State Police spokesman Patrick Egbuniwe said 34 of those who were killed were suspected members of the Islamic fundamentalist sect,Boko Haram.
News Corp makes $2 bn bid for Australia pay TV
SYDNEY: The Australian arm of Rupert Murdochs News Corp. said Wednesday it is making a $2 billion bid to take full control of pay TV company Consolidated Media Holdings. News has offered AU$3.50 for each Consolidated Media share,valuing the firm at AU$1.97 billion.
Israel kills 2 Gazans as fighting enters 3rd day
GAZA: Israeli airstrikes killed a Palestinian militant and a 14-year-old boy on Wednesday as fighting across the border of the Gaza Strip entered a third day. Palestinians fired around 20 rockets into Israel on Wednesday,causing no casualties,the Israeli military said.
Woman crushed by Pak naval chiefs squad
Islamabad: A woman died after she was hit by a vehicle in naval chief Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandilas motorcade here,a media report said Wednesday. The unidentified woman was trying to cross the Islamabad Expressway on Tuesday when she was crushed in a hit-and-run accident involving a vehicle of the Naval Police that was escorting Sandilas car,The Express Tribune reported.