Ex-Bosnian Serb leader denies war crimes in Hague
THE HAGUE: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic cast himself as a mild man,a tolerant man who tried to prevent war and then worked to reduce casualties on all sides in the bloody 1992-95 Bosnian conflict,as he opened his defence in his long-running genocide trial Tuesday. Karadzic,67,faces charges including genocide and crimes against humanity,on his role in the war that left an estimated 100,000 dead. He said,Instead of being accused of the events,I should be rewarded for all the good things I have done.
US court throws out Laden driver conviction
WASHINGTON: A US appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan,a former driver for Osama bin Laden,who served a prison term for material support for terrorism. In a 3-0 ruling,the appeals court said material support for terrorism was not an international-law war crime at the time Hamdan engaged in the activity for which he was convicted.
China: 34 students ill after food poisoning
Beijing: Thirty-four students of a primary school were hospitalised over suspected food poisoning in Chinas northwestern Gansu Province. The students,from Duanjiatan Primary School in Lanzhou,were sent to hospital after they fell ill during class on Monday ,a teacher said.
6 killed in sectarian attack in Pakistan
Islamabad: Six Shia Muslims were killed by unidentified gunmen in an apparent sectarian attack in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan Tuesday,police and local residents said. The gunmen fired indiscriminately at men working in a scrap market on Sarki Road in Quetta,the capital of Balochistan province.
UK to hold new inquest into stadium tragedy
LONDON: British authorities will launch a new inquest into the deaths of 96 fans in the countrys worst ever tragedy at a soccer match. The decision Tuesday comes after an independent panel reviewed hundreds of thousands of pages of documents relating to the crush at Hillsborough stadium in 1989 that killed fans of the Liverpool soccer team.