Mumbai hit by 3 explosions MUMBAI – Three explosions hit busy locations late yesterday in India’s business capital of Mumbai, where a terror siege nearly three years ago killed 166 people.
Volga cruise ship sinking toll at 100
KAZAN – A Russian government statement yesterday said the death toll from Sunday’s sinking of a cruise vessel on the Volga River has risen to 100.
Japan should drop nuclear power: PM
TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said yesterday the Fukushima nuclear crisis had convinced him that Japan should wean itself from nuclear power and eventually have no atomic plants.
HRW blasts Iraq draft law on demonstrations
BAGHDAD – Human Rights Watch called on the Iraqi government yesterday to revise a draft law to regulate the staging of demonstrations, saying its provisions violate international law.
Taiwan seeks protection from pirates
TAIPEI – Taiwan is considering dispatching naval vessels to the Middle East in the island’s first mission in the region to protect its fishing boats from Somali pirates, officials said yesterday.