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  • A Pakistani court on Saturday acquitted two prime suspects in the murder case of Indian national Sarabjit Singh in 2013 in the Kot Lakhpat jail here, citing lack of evidence against them.
    Pakistan court acquits 2 prime suspects in Sarabjit's murder case
    The Lahore Sessions Court announced its verdict in the case which was pending for more than five years.According to a court official, Lahore's additional district and sessions judge Muhammad Moin Khokhar acquitted the main suspects - Amir Tamba and Mudassar – after all witnesses turned hostile. Not a single witness testified in the court against both the suspects. The court acquitted them for lack of evidence against them, the official said.He said both suspects made their presence in the court through a video link from the Kot Lakhpat Jail because of security concerns.Amir and Mudassar, two Pakistani death row prisoners, attacked Singh, 49, in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail in 2013 resulting in his death.In previous hearings, the judge had expressed his anger as the prosecution failed to bring forth prosecuting witnesses to record their...
  • Johnson and Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its baby powder: Report Johnson and Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its baby powder: Report

    A Reuters examination of documents, as well as deposition and trial testimony, shows that from at least 1971 to early 2000s, the company’s raw talc & finished powders sometimes tested positive for...

  • Federal judge rules Obamacare as  unconstitutional , hands political victory to Trump Federal judge rules Obamacare as unconstitutional , hands political victory to Trump

    A federal judge in Texas on Friday struck down the entire Affordable Care Act, popular as Obamacare, ruling that the health-care law's individual coverage mandate was unconstitutional , handing a...

  • Palestinians slam Australia's move on Jerusalem Palestinians slam Australia's move on Jerusalem

    The Palestinian leadership on Saturday described as irresponsible Australia's recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it violated international law.

  • Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff

    US President Donald Trump has named his budget director Mick Mulvaney as interim White House chief of staff, putting a halt to a chaotic search to who will take over one of the most important...

  • China warns Tibetans not to be taken in ahead of Dalai Lama anniversary China warns Tibetans not to be taken in ahead of Dalai Lama anniversary

    The Dalai Lama on Friday gave a lecture in Mumbai on ancient Indian knowledge, but did not directly mention current relations with China.

  • Canada granted consular access to ex-diplomat held by China: Report Canada granted consular access to ex-diplomat held by China: Report

    The Canadians were arrested for what China has said is suspicion of harm to national security -- a phrase often used by Beijing when alleging espionage.

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Lanka's PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Lanka's PM

    The apex court on Thursday unanimously declared that the dissolution of Parliament by Sirisena was illegal .

  • Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

    Morrison said it was in Australia's interests to support liberal democracy in the Middle East, and took aim at the United Nations he said was a place Israel is bullied .

  • Wickremesinghe likely to take oath as Sri Lanka's PM on Sunday Wickremesinghe likely to take oath as Sri Lanka's PM on Sunday

    Updated: Dec, 15, 201803:40 PM

    Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) said that it was decided during the discussion that he will take oath as the Prime Minister at 10 am on Sunday.