Briefly World: Second degree murder charges in Trayvon case

As a major political scandal rocked China,authorities said that over 2.1 lakh online posts have been deleted and 42 websites shut since mid-March in a massive crackdown on the 300 million-strong microbloggers

Written by New York Times | Published: April 13, 2012 1:29:50 am

Second degree murder charges in Trayvon case

JACKSONVILLE: More than six weeks after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin,an unarmed 17-year-old,George Zimmerman,the neighborhood watch coordinator,was charged by a special prosecutor on Wednesday evening with second-degree murder and taken into custody. nyt

Turkey cracks down on ex-officers

ANKARA: Turkish prosecutors on Thursday ordered the arrest of dozens of former military officers,including four retired generals,over their role in the ousting of an Islamist prime minister. The latest probe comes at a time when Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government is trying to quash military’s influence in the country’s politics.

‘Army cover’ for Nepal royalty removed

KATHMANDU: In an apparent disapproval of former King Gyanendra’s recent tour to western Nepal,the government Thursday scaled-down the security cover provided to him and the erstwhile Royal family. According to the Home Ministry sources,a platoon of the Nepal Army has been replaced with the Armed Police Force unit.

China deletes 2 lakh online posts

BEIJING: As a major political scandal rocked China,authorities Thursday said that over 2.1 lakh online posts have been deleted and 42 websites shut since mid-March in a massive crackdown on the 300 million-strong microbloggers in the wake of coup “rumours”.

Cartoons row: Swedes face trial

COPENHAGEN: Four Swedes accused of plotting a revenge attack on a newspaper that printed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad will go on trial Friday in Denmark. The four men are charged with terrorism,after allegedly planning an armed attack inside the Copenhagen-based offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper,which published the controversial caricatures. ens & aGENCIES

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