Briefly World: Iran proposal aimed at breakthrough in nuclear standoff

Iran gave proposals in talks with 6 world powers to achieve breakthrough in nuke program standoff.

Published: October 16, 2013 2:58:50 am

GENEVA: Iran said it presented “logical” proposals in talks with six world powers — US,Russia,China,France,Britain and Germany — Tuesday aimed at achieving a breakthrough in a decade-old standoff over its disputed nuclear programme. Details of the Iranian proposal,unveiled as a PowerPoint presentation,were not immediately available. (Reuters)

Mosque bombing kills governor in Afghanistan

KABUL: A bomb planted inside a mosque microphone killed the governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province,Arsallah Jamal,as he was delivering a speech to worshipers Tuesday morning to mark Eid ul-Zoha,officials said.

China’s paralysed airport bomber gets 6 yrs in jail

BEIJING: A wheelchair bound Chinese taxi driver was Tuesday sentenced to six years in jail for detonating home-made explosives at Beijing airport to highlight police brutality that partly paralysed him. Ji Zhongxing,33,alleged he was badly beaten by police in his native Shandong which left him paralysed and confined him to a wheelchair. (PTI)

Musharraf denies any role in Lal Masjid operation

ISLAMABAD: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has denied having ordered the Lal Masjid operation in 2007,even as a fresh petition was filed in a court here seeking action against him under blasphemy law. (PTI)

Blast at Myanmar luxury hotel wounds US tourist

YANGON: A crude time-bomb exploded in the ninth-floor guest room in the luxurious Traders Hotel here around midnight,badly wounding an American tourist and showering the streets below with glass. (Reuters)

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