Briefly World: Lebanon man in Thailand denies terror link

Lebanon man in Thailand denies terror link

Written by Agencies | Published: March 22, 2012 12:28:42 am

Lebanon man in Thailand denies terror link

BANGKOK: A man who Thai police say led them to tonnes of bombmaking components told reporters he is not a terrorist,then pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of illegally possessing explosive materials. Atris Hussein,a 47-year-old Swedish citizen of Lebanese origin,is accused of possessing nearly 3,000 kg of ammonium nitrate.

Kidnapped UK woman freed in Somalia

MOGADISHU: A British tourist snatched by Somali gunmen from a resort island in Kenya was freed on Wednesday after more than six months,three Somali officials said. Judith Tebbutt was taken in September by gunmen who killed her husband,David,during the attack.

Powerful quake in Mexico,11 injured

MEXICO CITY: A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico,injuring 11 people,damaging hundreds of homes and sending panicked residents out onto the streets of the capital. The quake struck Wednesday south of the Pacific resort of Acapulco.

French Jewish family buries three

Emotions ran the gamut for the French Jewish family of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and his sons,three of the victims killed by a gunman at a Jewish school in Toulouse and buried in Isreal on Wednesday.

“I have hatred,’’ said Marc Alloul,great-uncle of the boys. “It’s too bad I don’t have him (the killer) in my hands because I would deal with him another way. Some others think differently. They leave it in God’s hands.’’ Indeed,his niece,Eva Sandler,turned to her faith at a wake for her husband and 3- and 5-year-old boys. “She lost…,’’ Nicole Yardeni,head of Jewish group CRIF,said,her voice trailing,“She still has her little girl.’’ That 1-year-old girl stood as hearses moved to carry the bodies to Israel for burial.

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