International news of November 29, 2008 - Thai police official sacked

2008-11-29 14:56:49 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - World News News)

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International news of November 29, 2008

  • Mumbai attacks - British investigators join hand with Indian investigation agency
  • Thailand police chief sacked by the PM
  • 115 year old Indiana woman dies
  • Businessman - Spy executed in China
  • US - Iraq security pact leaves Kurds in insecure position

Mumbai attacks - British investigators join hands with Indian investigation agency

London (AFP) To ascertain possible involvement of Britons of Pakistani origin in the Mumbai attacks, British investigators have arrived in Mumbai. Prime Minister Gordon Brown spoke on the matter by saying, “I would not want to be drawn into early conclusions about this,” he said. “There is so much information still to be discovered and made available.”

Thailand police chief sacked by the PM

Bangkok (Reuters): Due to the growing unrest and for his incompetence in handling the political crises, the Prime Minister of Thailand sacked the Thailand police chief. Speaking about the possible action against the protesters who have taken over the airports of the city, the police commanders said that there is no immediate assault planned against the protesters.

115 year old Indiana woman dies

Washington (AFP): Edna Parker of Shelbyville, Indiana died at the age of 115. She is considered to be the oldest woman in the world. She was born in April 20, 1892, the time X-rays were not yet invented and Queen Victoria ruled the British empire.

Businessman - Spy executed in China

Beijing (Reuters): Wo Weihan, a businessman who was accused to be an undercover agent of Taiwan was executed yesterday. Wo was the owner of medical research agency. As per Reuters he was accused of discussion health of senior Chinese leaders and sending information from a magazine.

US - Iraq security pact leaves Kurds in insecure position

Columbia (Dawn/IPS news): The Iraq - US pact to withdraw US forces from Iraq which was approved by the Iraq lawmakers in vast majority, is now giving the Kurd leaders second thoughts. The news report states, “The extent of fears, among Kurd leaders, are such that senior Kurdish lawmakers broke their silence in the past few days demanding amendments to the deal in a way that would curb the central government’s hand in using the country’s military to “settle scores” with its political opponents.”

For details on the above news visit: http://www.dawn.com/2008/11/29/int.htm



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