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altA young woman is in critical condition in hospital, after having flung from a moving train to escape a sexual assault. The incident happened when 25 year old woman from Darjeeling was travelling to Delhi on last Thursday(03/01/2013). The man allegedly tried to molest her, when she used the lavatory, after fighting him off, she jumped from the moving train of Brahmaputra as it passed through Bihar.

altThe lagoon of Nanthi Kadal, on the island’s north coast, was, in 2009, the scene of atrocities in the Sri Lankan army’s final push against the Tamil Tigers. Now the location, where the UN estimates tens of thousands of civilians were killed, is the setting for army-run holiday homes. One teak villa was opened by the president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and his brother, the defence secretary.

altThe head of Syria'd military police defected to the opposition two days ago, accusing the Assad regime of systematic murder and claiming that chemical weapons used against opposition rebels in the restive city of Homs.

altMohammed Kasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been hanged in an Indian prison, the home minister of western Maharashta state says

altMaldives National Defence Force  has captured a Sri Lankan fishing boat in Maldives Exclusive Economic Zone.  A government official revealed that on a tip off from some locals coast guard had captured the fishing boat 180 miles east of Meemu Atoll.  

 He did not reveal the number of people in the boat or the reasons behind the boat’s presence inside the Maldivian EEZ. 
 
 “Now the boat is under the control of coast guard,” he futher added. 

altFormer CIA head, David Petraeus resingned from the position saying he had an extramarital affair. By now,Several names have been suggested for the CIA head.

One person being discussed is Michael Morell, the now acting CIA director, who could be named to the position permanently.President Obama thinks highly of Morell, several U.S. officials told CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.
In his statement on the resignation of Petraeus, Obama expressed the "utmost confidence" in Morell continuing the work of the CIA.
Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein also expressed support of Morell, saying "the agency is in very good hands until the president selects a replacement."
David Petereson has contributed in many important missions when he was in power and Obama regrets over his resignation.
 

Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti was allegedly tortured to death in a prison in Tehran on Thursday (8 November). Beheshti, 35 was arrested on 28 October by Iranian police on charges of “actions against national security on social networks and Facebook.” The human rights defender had received death threats as a result of his anti-government blog and had reportedly filed a complaint about torture during his time in the detention facility. His family say they were told by police to pick up his body on Wednesday and have been prevented from visiting his grave, with the exception of his brother-in-law. France and Britain have called  on Tehran to investigate.

altMore than eighty three thousand Britons called on the British government and the Nobel Committee today to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She has become a heroin worldwide, for speaking for the rights for education in Pakistan. The 15-year-old is receiving specialist treatment in the English city of Birmingham after gunmen shot her on October 9 for standing up against the Taliban and openly advocating education for women.

altPresident Barack Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. 

altThe UN Human Rights chief has urged China to address issues in Tibet that have led to what she says is a rise in extreme protests, i.e. self-immolations. Ms Navi Pillay said development and stability in the region could not be achieved by heavy security and the suppression of human rights.

 

Nearly 60 Tibetans, most of them were Buddhist monks have reportedly set themselves alight in what activists say are protests against Beijing. China has launched a military assolt against Tibet in 1950 and annexed it to China.

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