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Iraq court sentences Tareq Aziz to death

Iraq court sentences Tareq Aziz to death

BAGHDAD
Iraq’s supreme criminal court sentenced former deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz to death on Tuesday, the first death sentence handed down against the long-time international face of the Saddam Hussein regime.
“The supreme criminal court issued an execution order against Tareq Aziz for his role in eliminating religious parties,” state television reported. It said that the court also ordered death sentences against two other top Saddam lieutenants, former interior

PU Geography Dept chairman claims death threats from faculty

LAHORE: Dr Abdul Ghaffar, Punjab University (PU) Geography Department chairman and PU Academic Staff Association (PUASA) vice president, has demanded the varsity administration to take action against certain elements after receiving life threats from some PU employees, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Some PU faculty members, including PUASA members, had given life threats to Ghaffar, as they wanted some favours and concessions from the geography department chairman. Certain people

Eight more killed in Karachi violence, death toll rises to 44

KARACHI: Eight more people were killed and another nine injured in various parts of Karachi on Monday, with the death toll in the latest spate of violence rising to 44.
Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza ‘re-imposed’ the ban on pillion riding in Karachi on Monday, two days after he had announced its lifting to “respect the wishes of the residents of Karachi”.
The ban was imposed on November 2, 2008 by the Sindh Home Department to control rising crime in the

Surgeons save baby’s life by ‘freezing her to death’

A baby was ‘frozen to death’ for more than 20 minutes in pioneering surgery to fix a life-threatening heart defect.
Samaa Zohir, who was born with blood vessels to her heart connected the wrong
way round, was chilled to the point of death before medics stopped her heart to correct the otherwise fatal condition.
Preparing to work on her tiny heart – smaller than a golf ball – the surgical team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, put the month-old baby into

‘Merchant of Death’ appeals Thai court ruling: Lawyer

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout on Friday appealed against a Thai court ruling that removed a major obstacle to his extradition to the United States, his lawyer said.
Thailand’s Criminal Court on Tuesday dismissed money-laundering and fraud charges against Bout that had been holding up his extradition, citing insufficient evidence.
In an apparent delaying tactic, Bout’s lawyer Lak Nittiwattanawichan said he had submitted an appeal against the decision, partly on the

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