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Briefly World:‘2013 2nd worst year for journalists in jail’

So far this year,52 journalists have been killed as a direct result of their work.

New York: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned was the second worst year on record for reporters in prison,a US-based watchdog said today. So far this year,52 journalists have been killed as a direct result of their work. For the second consecutive year,Turkey was the world’s leading jailer of journalists,followed by Iran and China. pti

‘Great train robber’ Ronnie Biggs dies in UK

London: Ronnie Biggs,one of Britain’s most notorious criminals,popularly known as the “Great Train Robber” died at the age of 84. pti

Iraq policeman sacrifices himself to save pilgrims

Baquba: An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself as he tried to protect Shiite pilgrims,embracing a suicide bomber just moments before the man exploded,officials said. pti

China woman dies from new strain of bird flu

BEIJING: Chinese authorities said Wednesday that a 73-year-old Chinese woman died after being infected with a bird flu strain that had sickened a human for the first time,a development that the World Health Organisation called ‘worrisome.’ AP

Walker 2013’s most Googled person

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Los Angeles: Actor Paul Walker,Cory Monteith and South African leader Nelson Mandela have been named the most Googled people of 2013 worldwide. pti