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US designates TTP's Khan Said as Global Terrorist WASHINGTON: The US Department of State has designated TTP leader Khan Said as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under an Executive Order, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.A statement released here Tuesday said Khan Said became deputy leader of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) following the death of Wali-ur-Rehman in May 2013."Said has experience of fighting in Afghanistan, and is believed to be involved in the attack on a Naval base in Karachi, Pakistan, and is also credited with masterminding a 2012 jailbreak in which the Taliban freed 400 inmates in the northwestern city of Bannu, Pakistan." The State Department also designated, Ramzi Mawafi, an Egyptian national and long-time al-Qaida member, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists.Mawafi is best known as the former doctor to Usama bin Laden, the State Department said."Mawafi also served as an explosives expert for al-Qaida. Mawafi escaped from an Egyptian prison ...

Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair NEW YORK: The medical status of nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola when she helped treat the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease on US soil, was upgraded to good from fair on Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced.Pham was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 16.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Faulty airbags warning expanded to 6.1mn US cars: NHTSA WASHINGTON: The US highway safety regulator, NHTSA, expanded its warning on Tuesday about faulty airbags made by Japanese auto-part maker Takata to 6.1 million vehicles in the United States."The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags," it said in a statement."Over six million vehicles are involved in these recalls, ...
Freed Vietnam dissident arrives in US, vows fight LOS ANGELES: A leading Vietnamese dissident freed by Hanoi was mobbed by supporters late Tuesday as he arrived in the United States, vowing to fight for democracy and other detainees in his home country. Nguyen Van Hai, one of Vietnam's most prominent bloggers, was freed two years after he was sentenced to 12 years in jail by a court in southern Vietnam on charges of "anti-state propaganda.""This is a result of the victory of democratic ...
Mexican soldiers allegedly executed 12 surrendered suspects MEXICO CITY: Mexican soldiers executed at least a dozen people who surrendered after a gunfight in June between troops and suspected criminals, a government human rights official said Tuesday.The extrajudicial killings accounted for most of the 22 deaths recorded from the incident, which occurred in the central town of Tlatlaya on June 30, said Raul Plascencia, head of the National Human Rights Commission.The execution toll was higher than the one given by the government, which ...
Canada raises 'terrorism' alert after soldier killed OTTAWA: Canada raised its national "terrorism" alert on Tuesday, officials said, after a soldier run over by a suspected militant died in hospital. The alert level was raised from low to medium after authorities said a man they believed to be "radicalized" struck two officers with his car Monday, but authorities said the heightened alert was not "the result of a specific threat.""This level means that intelligence has indicated that an individual or group within ...
One of Texas nurses infected with Ebola fares better WASHINGTON: One of the two nurses infected with Ebola while treating the Liberian patient in Dallas who died October 8 is now faring better, the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday. "Ms.(Nina) Pham's clinical status has been upgraded from fair to good. No additional details are available at this time," said the NIH, located outside Washington, in a brief statement.Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, which is treating the second nurse, Amber Vinson so far has ...


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