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  1. Police in Guatemala arrested a ruling party lawmaker Saturday for involvement in plotting a 2015 killing of journalists. Julio Juarez, of the FCN-Nacion party, was arrested near his home in San Bernardino, Suchitepequez, south of the capital. He is suspected of having masterminded the killings, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said. In December, the 37-year-old lawmaker made a US list of alleged human rights abusers and people engaging in corruption around the world. The two killings took place March 10, 2015 in Mazatenango. Prosecutors with a UN agency already had linked him to the crime last year. "I have not done anything. And all this will be cleared up," Juarez told local media. About 6,000 people are killed each year in Guatemala, with about half the crimes linked to drug trafficking and gangs.
  2. KARACHI: A man was killed in Khyaban-e-Ittehad area in the wee hours of Sunday. The police earlier maintained that the man, Intezar Ahmed son of Ishtiaq Ahmed, was killed in firing by unknown assailants, later it was disclosed that the law enforcement authorities also opened fire at his car as he failed to stop his car despite their instructions. Four policemen were taken into custody due to their alleged involvement in the case. The deceased?s father informed media that Intezar, who recently came back from Malaysia, had a fight with two men two days back, Fahad and Haider, sons of a lawyer and policeman respectively. SSP South Javed Akbar informed press that 15 bullet cases of 9MM were recovered from the crime site, adding that a girl was also with the deceased, who fled after the incident.
  3. A Myanmar soldier stands near Maungdaw, north of Rakhine state, Myanmar September 27, 2017. REUTERS/file YANGON: Myanmar security forces took part in a massacre of 10 Rohingya in September, the army chief´s office said late Wednesday, as it admitted for the first time abuses during a crackdown that sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority. The massacre took place on September 2 in the village of Inn Din in Rakhine state, the Facebook post said, as tensions escalated pitting Rohingya against security forces and ethnic Rakhine locals following the killing of a Rakhine man. "Some villagers from Inn Din village and security members confessed they killed 10 Bengali terrorists," the office said in its post, using a pejorative term for Rohingya and blaming militants for causing the unrest in the village. The post also gave the first confirmation of a mass Rohingya grave inside Rakhine state following an army-led crackdown on militants from the minority group in late August. Refugees who have fled in their hundreds of thousands to neighbouring Bangladesh have given consistent accounts of massacres, rape and torture by Myanmar security forces flanked by ethnic Rakhine mobs. Those allegations, which have been cross-checked by media and rights groups, have seen Myanmar accused of ethnic cleansing by the US and UN and prompted questions over whether the crackdown may have amounted to genocide. But Myanmar´s army has until now staunchly rebutted allegations of misconduct, clearing itself of any wrongdoing in an internal probe. In its account of the Inn Din massacre the army chief´s office said security forces captured 10 Rohingya militants before killing them as violence engulfed the village and its surrounding area. "Action will be taken according to the law against villagers who were involved and security members who broke the Rules of Engagement," the post added. ´Striking acknowledgement´ Myanmar´s army chief Min Aung Hlaing as well as the country´s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have repeatedly promised to punish anyone found guilty of abuses. But until now Myanmar authorities have only blamed Rohingya militants for causing a human catastrophe that has left 655,000 of the minority in squalid camps in Bangladesh. "This is quite a striking acknowledgement by Myanmar´s military of wrongdoing," said political analyst Richard Horsey. He tweeted "it may not be a coincidence" that this admission came on the same day as two Reuters journalists were formally charged by police in court with breaching a colonial-era secrecy law. If convicted, Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, could face up to 14 years in jail. They were arrested a month ago under the draconian Official Secrets Act after they were allegedly given classified documents by two policemen over dinner. The pair have widely covered the military campaign in Rakhine although Reuters has declined to comment on whether they were specifically reporting on the mass grave in Inn Din. The journalists´ families have suggested the pair were set up, saying the arrests took place immediately after leaving the restaurant where they dined with the two policemen. The charges against them have sparked outrage around the world with rights groups and diplomats calling for their immediate release. "These charges are a travesty of justice and should be dropped," said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch. The reporters will return to court on January 23, when the bench will decide whether to accept the case. Much of Myanmar´s Buddhist-majority population supports the army in what it calls a justified campaign against Rohingya militants, after their attacks on border guard police killed about a dozen people last August.
  4. MPA Achakzai being greeted by supporters after his release (left); the traffic police official run over in June (right). Photos: Geo News QUETTA: Balochistan Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Abdul Majeed Achakzai ? accused of fatally running over a traffic policeman in Quetta ? was released on bail today. The anti-terrorism court hearing the case had granted bail to the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) lawmaker on Thursday after ordering him to submit a Rs0.5 million surety bond. ATC rejects Balochistan MPA Achakzai's bail plea, extends judicial remand Achakzai is presently jailed on a three-day judicial remand Traffic Sub-Inspector Haji Attaullah was killed after he was allegedly run over by Achakzai while the MPA was driving a Land Cruiser on GPO Chowk on June 20 this year. After posting bail, jail superintendent Ishaq Zehri escorted Achakzai out of jail, where PkMAP workers were present to greet their leader. The party workers and close associates present outside the jail showered the MPA with rose petals and chanted slogans in his favour. Court approves bail of MPA Achakzai in traffic policeman killing case Accused ordered to submit Rs 0.5 million in personal bonds Achakzai is already on bail in the murder case of a civilian and has been exonerated in separate kidnapping and vehicle tampering cases. In September, the sessions court had indicted Achakzai, who refused to accept the charges against him. The video of the incident had gone viral on social media, following which police took action against the death of their colleague. Achakzai was elected to the provincial assembly from Killa Abdullah on PB-13.
  5. QUETTA: Member of provincial assembly (MPA) Majeed Khan Achakzai ? who fatally ran over a traffic policeman near Quetta's GPO Chowk ? was granted bail. The court announced the decision in the bail petition by Achakzai earlier today, ordering the accused to submit Rs 0.5 million personal bond money. The bail plea in a case of tampering his car's chassis was earlier approved, while Achakzai received an ad hoc bail in a case of killing a citizen in Quetta. A court found the MPA innocent in another case of kidnapping a citizen. A sessions court, in September, had indicted Achakzai, whose vehicle was speeding along GPO Chowk intersection when it rammed into Traffic Sub-Inspector Haji Ataullah and wounded him fatally, on June 20. The MPA had refused to accept the charges against him. Slain policeman's son denies pardoning Balochistan MPA Achakzai Uncle, grandfather were misled into signing blank paper, claims son Earlier, a discriminatory attitude in the case was witnessed, when despite the incident's CCTV video, an FIR was registered against 'unidentified persons'. The video of the incident had gone viral on social media after the incident, following which police took action against the death of their colleague. Achakzai, who is associated with the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, was elected to the provincial assembly from Killa Abdullah on PB-13.
  6. In the ever-competitive era of modern-day cricket, only a handful of cricketers can stake claim to the kind of reputation Virat Kohli has earned in recent times. Whether it's his explosive batting or aggressive captaincy, the Indian captain continues to grow his fanbase in almost every corner of the world. And, that's not all. Thanks to his popularity, Kohli's brand value, too, has multiplied over the years. He is face of many popular brands which has allowed the Indian captain to rake in the moolah outside the cricket world. Thus, it was pretty understandable when the Delhi lad emerged as the top Indian sports personality in 2017. According to the latest Forbes list of top 100 Indian celebrities, Kohli has beaten the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni amongst others in Indian sports. With a staggering Rs 100.72 crore earnings, the 29-year-old is placed third in the overall list. © Reuters He is only behind Bollywood actors Salman Khan (Rs 232.8 crore) and Shah Rukh Khan (170.5 crore) in the top 100 Indian celebrity list. Surprisingly, even four years after his retirement in cricket, Tendulkar emerged second in the list of top Indian sports personalities with earnings amounting to Rs 82.50 crore this year. Former Indian skipper Dhoni is third with Rs 63.77 crore in earnings. His Chennai Super Kings (CSK) teammate, Ravichandran Ashwin, also features in the list claiming the fifth spot in the sports list with Rs 34.67 crore. Here's a look at the 21 sports personalities who made it to the Forbes list of Top 100 Indian celebrities in 2017: Virat Kohli © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 3 Rank (Sports List): 1 Age: 29 Earnings in 2017: Rs 100.72 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 134.44 crore Sachin Tendulkar © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 5 Rank (Sports List): 2 Age: 44 Earnings in 2017: Rs 82.5 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 58 crore MS Dhoni © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 8 Rank (Sports List): 3 Age: 36 Earnings in 2017: Rs 63.77 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 122.48 crore PV Sindhu © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 13 Rank (Sports List): 4 Age: 22 Earnings in 2017: Rs 57.25 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 3.42 crore Ravichandran Ashwin © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 23 Rank (Sports List): 5 Age: 31 Earnings in 2017: Rs 34.67 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 15.55 crore Ravindra Jadeja © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 24 Rank (Sports List): 6 Age: 29 Earnings in 2017: Rs 34.58 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 7.53 crore Saina Nehwal © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 29 Rank (Sports List): 7 Age: 27 Earnings in 2017: Rs 31 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 20.18 crore Rohit Sharma © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 30 Rank (Sports List): 8 Age: 30 Earnings in 2017: Rs 30.82 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 24.17 crore Shikhar Dhawan © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 43 Rank (Sports List): 9 Age: 32 Earnings in 2017: Rs 15.94 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 17.73 crore Anirban Lahiri © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 63 Rank (Sports List): 10 Age: 30 Earnings in 2017: Rs 12.44 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 12.85 crore Yuvraj Singh © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 68 Rank (Sports List): 11 Age: 36 Earnings in 2017: Rs 11.60 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 16 crore Kidambi Srikanth © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 83 Rank (Sports List): 12 Age: 24 Earnings in 2017: Rs 6.13 crore Earnings in 2016: - Ajinkya Rahane © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 85 Rank (Sports List): 13 Age: 29 Earnings in 2017: Rs 5.56 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 11.67 crore Cheteshwar Pujara © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 86 Rank (Sports List): 14 Age: 29 Earnings in 2017: Rs 5.48 crore Earnings in 2016: - Murali Vijay © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 87 Rank (Sports List): 15 Age: 33 Earnings in 2017: Rs 4.20 crore Earnings in 2016: - KL Rahul © Instagram/@rahulkl Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 89 Rank (Sports List): 16 Age: 25 Earnings in 2017: Rs 4.04 crore Earnings in 2016: - Umesh Yadav © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 90 Rank (Sports List): 17 Age: 30 Earnings in 2017: Rs 3.94 crore Earnings in 2016: - Hardik Pandya © Instagram/@hardikpandya93 Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 94 Rank (Sports List): 18 Age: 24 Earnings in 2017: Rs 3.04 crore Earnings in 2016: - Sania Mirza © Instagram/@mirzasaniar Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 98 Rank (Sports List): 19 Age: 31 Earnings in 2017: Rs 2.80 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 14.57 crore Bhuvneshwar Kumar © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 99 Rank (Sports List): 20 Age: 27 Earnings in 2017: Rs 2.53 crore Earnings in 2016: - Sunil Chhetri © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 100 Rank (Sports List): 21 Age: 33 Earnings in 2017: Rs 2.92 crore Earnings in 2016: -
  7. GENEVA: The UN's human rights chief said Tuesday he was "truly shocked" by the Israeli army's killing of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian protester in Gaza, and demanded an "independent and impartial investigation". Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, a 29-year-old who lost both his legs in an Israeli attack a decade ago, was among five Palestinians killed on Friday during protests against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein slammed Trump's decision as "dangerously provocative" and blamed it for the violence. Following an initial investigation, the Israeli army said on Monday it had not deliberately targeted him and had found no evidence of any "moral or professional failures". The UN office said Abu Thurayeh was among hundreds of people who marched across farmland towards the fence separating Gaza from Israel and appeared to have been shot in the head when he was 20 metres (yards) away from it. "The facts gathered so far by my staff in Gaza strongly suggest that the force used against Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh was excessive," Zeid said. "As far as we can see, there is nothing whatsoever to suggest that Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh was posing an imminent threat of death or serious injury when he was killed. "Given his severe disability, which must have been clearly visible to those who shot him, his killing is incomprehensible - a truly shocking and wanton act." In video footage recorded early on Friday, Abu Thurayeh could be seen holding the Palestinian flag and giving the victory sign to Israeli soldiers across the border. 'Dangerously provocative' Israel seized the largely-Arab eastern sector of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it, claiming both sides of the city as its "eternal and undivided capital." But the Palestinians want the eastern sector as capital of their future state and have been infuriated by Trump´s decision to recognise the city as the Israeli capital. The UN rights office said Israeli forces had used live fire to disperse the protesters, indicating that the violence could be "traced directly back to the unilateral US announcement on the status of Jerusalem, which breaks international consensus and was dangerously provocative." Zeid also called for "an independent and impartial investigation" to ensure perpetrators were held accountable. On Monday, the Israeli army said its troops had been faced with a "riot" which was "extremely violent and included thousands of rioters." In response, a "few controlled shootings were carried out towards main instigators," but "no live fire was aimed at Abu Thuraya," it said in a statement. "It is impossible to determine whether Abu Thuraya was injured as a result of riot dispersal means or what caused his death," it said, adding: "The initial investigation indicates that no moral or professional failures were identified."
  8. Khawar Burney being produced by police in court earlier this month. Photo: Geo News KARACHI: The judicial magistrate (South) sent the main suspect in the Sea View killing case on judicial remand until December 18. A youngster, Zafir Khan, was killed and another injured during a road rage incident near Karachi's Sea View beach on December 3. Authorities arrested the central character behind the shooting later that day and have so far impounded a couple of vehicles in connection with the episode. The investigation officer pleaded the court to extend the suspect Khawar Burney's physical remand but the plea was dismissed. The judge also ordered the submission of the charge-sheet of the case at the next hearing. At the last hearing on December 6, the investigation officer informed the court that the prime accused, Burney, had 11 accomplices, including a woman. Sea View murder case: 'Prime accused had 11 accomplices, including a woman' A local court extends remand of accused Khawar Burney by three days The absconders include Haider Hussain, Hassan Hussain, Hasnain and others, he had said, requesting the court to grant a 10-day extension in remand of the accused. The court, however, granted a three-day extension in the remand. The incident Eyewitnesses said four people were on their way on Sunday, Dec 3, in a car from Do Darya in DHA's Phase 8 when they reportedly hit a sports bike from behind and sped away. A few moments later, their car was chased down, stopped by a double-cabin vehicle ? which was escorting the injured biker ? and was fired upon by people from inside. Police said that after allegedly firing at least nine times at the car, the men in the vehicle climbed out of and beat up the passengers. Sea view murder: Will fight till the very end, says Zafir's father 'I will fight the case until the very end and rest assured I won't back out' Police immediately launched a search for the vehicle and assailants, while a forensic team collected evidence from the site, according to officials. Later, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) for South informed Geo News that four suspects had been arrested from Khalid bin Waleed Road while the pick-up was also seized. Police claimed that they have confiscated the weapon and car used in the incident. The prosecutor has requested the court to include terrorism charges against the suspect. Meanwhile, in a recently-surfaced CCTV video, it is seen that the prime suspect Khawar along with his accomplices in two other cars was speeding away after the murder. Police said that the suspect hid at his Allama Iqbal Road residence. Authorities also recovered weapons from the detainees and filed a case in this regard. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and also sought a report from the additional inspector general of police.
  9. Police clash with PAT workers during the Model Town incident. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan called on Wednesday for the resignation of Punjab's chief minister and law minister over the 2014 Model Town incident. In a tweet, the PTI chief said that after the release of the Justice Ali Najafi judicial commission report, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah should "immediately resign for [the] killing of Pakistani citizens". On Tuesday, the Lahore High Court ordered the Punjab government to release the inquiry report into the Model Town incident, in which 14 workers of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek were killed and around 100 injured during police action. Police tried to cover up who gave orders to shoot: Model Town inquiry report Punjab govt issued commission report on Tuesday after orders by the Lahore High Court In the report, Justice Najafi, while terming the June 2014 tragedy in the "most unfortunate incident" in the country's history, said the police tried to cover up the facts regarding who gave orders to open fire on protesters. In a press conference after the LHC order to release the report, Sanaullah said, "The report is defective in the eye of law as it is based on secondary evidence, which is not admissible as per the Evidence Act".
  10. A Turkish military armoured vehicle guards on the border line located opposite the Syrian Atimah, Idlib province in Reyhanli, Hatay province, Turkey, October 8, 2017. Photo: Reuters 1 ANKARA: A minibus smuggling people from Syria into Turkey hit a truck on the Turkish side of the border on Sunday, killing 10 people on board and severely injuring seven others, according to the Dogan news agency. The head-on collision happened in Hatay province in the afternoon after a team of Turkish police tried to stop the minibus from evading a checkpoint, not far from the Syrian frontier. The driver of the minibus is among the injured, according to Dogan, which did not specify the nationality of any of the victims. Photographs published by local media showed rescue teams around the crushed remains of the minibus, which had been sealed off by white tape on the edge of a country road. Turkey hosts more than 3 million refugees, mostly from Syria.
  11. KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday extended the physical remand of nine suspects allegedly involved in the killing of a newly-wed couple till December 11. Mominabad Police presented nine suspects; Noor Muhammad, Muhammad Umar, Adeel, Zia ul Haq, Abdul Sattar, Ameen, Ghulam Rasool, Abdul Rasheed and other suspects before the ATC. The Investigation Officer of the case informed the court that he wants more time for investigating the suspects. Police granted custody of accused in Karachi ?honour killing? case The couple was allegedly killed on the orders of a jirga in the metropolis' Mominabad area on Monday An anti-terrorism court gave five-day police remand of nine suspects allegedly involved in the so-called 'honour killing'. The case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act sections and Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code nominated nine arrested individuals and seven suspects who are on the run. The couple was killed allegedly on the orders of a jirga in the metropolis' Mominabad area on Monday. The unfortunate couple, 24-year-old Hadi and the woman, had married out of choice which offended their family members who wanted to kill them for bringing disgrace to their honour, Orangi SP Abid Baloch informed Geo News. "The parents, brothers of the couple live in Nawab Colony. When I went to investigate, they confessed that in the jirga both the parties decided to kill the man and woman," said Qasim Hameed, a policeman.
  12. If you still aren't aware, Hugh Jackman is sort of a weight lifting prodigy down under in Australia. No doubting that since his physique speaks volumes about the hard work that he has put in for over three decades. I mean, come on, there's a reason why he plays one of the most muscular comic characters ever. Anyway, let's cut to the chase. Jackman hits his lower body workouts in all seriousness. Why is that something you need to know? Well, because on screen, what's usually showcased is an actor's upper body. You know the abdominals, pectorals and arms- the money making body parts. Legs are money makers. But some actors don't really train for the screen alone and Jackman is one of those hardcore dudes who NEVER skips his leg training days. Mr. Logan is also an inductee of the 1000 pound club at the popular Dog Pound Gym in Australia. To get there, you HAVE to work your legs and he makes sure that no leg day is skipped. Here's he cranking out some leg presses. Same habit. Different day. #LONDON Logan 3.3.17 A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Feb 22, 2017 at 3:43am PST Those are some hack squats for your punk quads! And .... we're back! #StandUpToBullying Day A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Jul 5, 2016 at 4:55am PDT You know, pressing never goes out of a leg day! Is this what they mean by Sunday Funday? I don't think so! A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Jan 31, 2016 at 7:36am PST Bench stand ups? Anyone? EVERYONE! Good morning! A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Jan 9, 2016 at 4:16am PST Trap bar deadlifts man! I'm concentrating!!! #monday A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:29am PST Let Logan teach you how to squat. Want to see me in a bad mood? .... Closing in on 100 squats. Yes, @dieterroylance - I feel it with every step I take! A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Oct 26, 2015 at 5:34am PDT Walking lunges for that ass, man! Training with the awesome @dieterroylance. Mate, @matthewtargett is right -- you are legend. #LEGday A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Oct 18, 2015 at 5:29pm PDT Look guys, celebrity fitness aside, legs do play a very important role in the development of your physique. Right from strength to aesthetics, you have to train your legs. If you want a pointer on how to start your leg day and become a formidable squatter, read our articles dedicated to leg training in our health section.
  13. PARIS: A French mother was charged Thursday with murdering five of her babies in a case solved by DNA evidence obtained years later after a brawl between neighbours. Fourteen years after the bodies of four of the babies were found in a forest, Sylvie H., aged 53, has admitted to murdering five children, the public prosecutor in the eastern city of Mulhouse told a press conference. The killings are believed to have taken place from 1993-1995 and 2003-2005. The body of a fifth baby was found at the suspect?s home. The mother, who has three other children aged 18, 27 and 32, revealed this week that she gave birth alone at home each time, without the father?s knowledge. Investigators had for years puzzled over who was behind the infants? deaths. An autopsy showed at least two were strangled with cords. But with no DNA evidence linking the babies to a parent, the case went cold until September 2016 when Sylvie H., her partner and her eldest son were involved in a fight with their neighbours. Investigators looking into the dispute took DNA samples from the mother -- and to their surprise realised they had a match with the samples taken from the babies in 2003. When officers arrived to arrest the woman at her home in a Mulhouse suburb on Tuesday "she understood immediately why they had come for her" and confessed to the killings, prosecutor Dominique Alzeari said. The father of the children, who appeared "absolutely unaware" of the killings, was "very upset", Alzeari added. The woman?s motives remain unclear. She faces life imprisonment if convicted. In Germany, a woman was sentenced to 14 years in prison last year after being found guilty of killing four of her babies by suffocation.
  14. In June, 2017 amidst the exuberance of Eid festivities, two Muslim brothers boarded a train from Ballabgarh for Delhi to buy new clothes. On their way back home after shopping, an argument with fellow passengers over seating in the train escalated to a full-blown knife fight. The passengers expressed anger towards their religious practices, pulling on their beards and labeling them beef-eaters. As violence spiraled, Junaid Khan was stabbed multiple times and thrown out of the carriage. Junaid lost his life that day and the incident left his brother emotionally scarred for the rest of life. Right Wing nationalism is on the rise all around the world. From US to France and most recently Poland, the population of those who want to 'take back' their country from minorities has increased significantly. And while Right Wing nationalism might have just became popular in the western countries, there has been a silent build-up of right wing violence in India over the past few months, mostly related to cow vigilantes, targeted towards one particular religion. © Reuters Hinduism is not a single religion. It is in fact characterized by a family of religions. That is why many times it is defined and referred to as 'a way of life'. Historically too, the teachings of Hinduism have given rise to offshoot religions such as Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism depicting its practitioners as tolerant and liberal. With such a rich history, Hinduism has always been progressive unless mixed with politics and right-wing ideologies. While interpretations in religion can be a matter of preference, the Right-Wing nationalists in India have taken Hinduism hostage. One of the prime examples of the poisonous Right-Wing nationalism is the recent killing of a Muslim man in Alwar because some cow vigilantes thought he was a cow smuggler. 35-year-old Ummar Khan was allegedly shot by cow vigilantes for transporting cows. He was a dairy farmer who owned three cows himself and the murderers, masquerading as cow vigilantes opened fire on the pickup truck in which he was travelling with two others. Alwar, it must be noted is the same place where Pehlu Khan, another dairy farmer was lynched in April last year. This Rajasthan district has become a hotspot for murderous vigilantism. While 'Hindutva' or Hindu nationalism is recognized as the core of such violent mob mentality, it is further emboldened by political parties and candidates looking to grab onto their vote banks in communally divided constituencies. In most of the cases of beef-lynching or violent vigilantism, the state either shifts the blame onto the victims or rebrands it as a stray case that cannot be predicted. It is here, that Hinduism as a religion is recognized as intolerant and prejudiced because it is understandably difficult to separate it from Hindu nationalism. © BCCL The current form of Right-Wing nationalism came to fore specifically after Narendra Modi came to power. That is so because in order to win such a strong mandate that he currently holds, Modi had to balance his winning constituencies which ranged from those who had genuine interest in propagating the Indian identity and those who were just concerned with religious identity. While Modi never directly intervened in such cases, that uneasy balance made sure that the Hindu vigilantes took it upon themselves to impose rules that not only violated the law but also gave rise to disoriented nationalism. Hinduism inherently doesn't promote fundamentalist ideas and that is because it doesn't impose rigid doctrines or scriptures onto its practitioners. It is then incredibly difficult to believe that a religion identified with such pluralistic values is at the forefront of mobs killing in the name of cow vigilantism. The current form of Right-Wing nationalism therefore took shape when Hindu symbols were associated with nationalist ideas and anyone opposing it was termed anti-national. This, in turn, gave rise to a lot of fringe Hindutva groups who invented their own agenda with love jihad, moral policing and cow slaughter as core issues. As a result, the religion once associated with peace and love, is now slowly transforming into a melting pot of right-wing nationalists willing to pull the trigger in the name of religion. © BCCL To improve the current situation it is necessary to separate Hinduism from right wing nationalism. It's imperative that politics and cultural appropriation can't be the determining factor for how minorities will be treated in India. It must be drilled at the grassroots that just because the majority community feels threatened by liberal ideas, or cows being transported by dairy farmers in a mini-truck, it does not give them the right to turn to violence or murder people. To defeat those who wield their power shamelessly, it will take incredible amounts of courage, a sense of survival and every ounce of patience that's left in our cumulative conscious. For that we must be prepared because that is how we will be able to protect the social fabric and unity of our society.
  15. Photo: File KANDAHAR: The Afghan Taliban attacked more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 policemen and wounding 15, officials said on Tuesday, as militants killed eight soldiers in the west of the country in a growing insurgency. Government forces killed 45 insurgents and wounded 35 and none of the police checkpoints was captured in the overnight attacks, officials said. ?Our forces resisted until they received reinforcements and air support,? said Zia Durrani, spokesman for Kandahar?s police chief. ?The Taliban were defeated.? However, the Taliban told reporters by WhatsApp that they killed 43 police and members of a militia and destroyed 13 armoured vehicles. The insurgents often exaggerate battlefield casualties. The Taliban, fighting to restore theocratic rule after their 2001 ouster by US-led troops, also attacked Bala Boluk, in the western province of Farah, on Tuesday, killing eight soldiers and wounding three, according to the provincial government. The government?s control or influence over the country has fallen to just under 60 per cent, down six percentage points from last year, according to the United States? Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
  16. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/96f4a1627912e312eb567a6af63e9d9e.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTEvMTMvMjAxNyAzOjUyOjAyIFBNJmhhc2hfdmFsdWU9Nklna0EyUFJKM1VlSFRhRzV6QTQrUT09JnZhbGlkbWludXRlcz02MCZpZD0x style=center] KARACHI: Four policemen, alleged of killing a 14-year-old boy in Karachi, were arrested on Monday and booked on charges of murder. Rehan, 14, was allegedly killed because of police firing in Karachi's Mominabad area late Sunday. The law enforcers claimed they raided the vicinity in search of drug peddlers, who opened fire on the police team. They said the boy was killed in firing by the suspects. But the residents rubbished police claims with eye witnesses saying the duty policemen, whom they said were intoxicated, tortured children in the locality, before firing shots on the orders of the station house officer (SHO). Rehan, 14, who was allegedly shot dead by the police in Mominabad area late Sunday. ? Geo News Superintendent Police (SP) Orangi Abid Baloch took notice of the incident and ordered locking up the four policemen involved in the episode. A case was also lodged against arrested policemen in Mominabad police station, with father of the deceased child as complainant. Family of the victim and residents of the locality also protested over the killing outside Mominabad police station. They, however, dispersed after being assured of fair investigations into the tragic event.
  17. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. Photo: File KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday condemned the killing of Pakistan consulate staffer, Rana Nayyar Iqbal, in Jalalabad on Monday and ordered law enforcement authorities to investigate the incident, informed TOLO News. In a statement issued by the Presidential Palace, President Ghani asked the security institutions to ascertain the group responsible for the attack. The statement said the government is responsible for ensuring the safety of foreign diplomatic staff and said security institutions need to take this seriously. Meanwhile, National security advisor Haneef Atmar in a tweet mentioned that he had spoken with National Security Advisor of Pakistan General (retd) Nasir Janjua and offered his condolences. He said on Twitter, ?terrorists are enemies of both nations, thus needs joint, well-coordinated and realistic efforts to eliminate them.? Iqbal, who worked in the Pakistan consulate?s visa section, was shot on Monday evening in the Nangarhar capital in eastern Afghanistan. The body of the 62-year-old diplomatic staffer was transferred to Islamabad on Tuesday. Daesh has reportedly claimed responsibility for the shooting. Earlier, Pakistan's foreign secretary also summoned Afghan charge d?affaires to the Foreign Office and lodged a strong protest with him over the killing. The Afghan charge d?affaires was also handed a protest note. The incident comes a few months after two Pakistani diplomats working at the same consulate in Jalalabad were kidnapped and later freed. Earlier in January 2016, Daesh claimed a suicide attack on the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, with a gunbattle which lasted several hours. Afghan officials had said all three attackers and at least seven members of the security forces died during the attack The attack, which came amid efforts to restart the stalled peace process with the Taliban, resembled similar assaults on diplomatic missions in the country.
  18. FAISALABAD: Police failed to start an inquiry on an alleged staged encounter conducted in brought daylight by the local police officials of an injured suspect in Faisalabad, who, according to an unverified mobile phone footage appeared to be surrounded and not visibly armed. The relatives of the deceased claim that Police filed bogus cases against Asif Sardar (the suspect) as he married the daughter of a police officer. The suspect's brother, Shahid, said: "My brother was killed in a fake encounter. There was no case registered against him. He was killed because he married a girl of his choice, who happens to be the daughter of a police officer." Police shoot dead injured suspect in Faisalabad Police claim suspect was armed, could have fired on them; mobile phone footage shows otherwise Police maintained that they signaled three men riding a motorbike in Gulberg area to pull over, but they opened fire on them. Two of the suspects fled the scene amid ensuing exchange of fire. One suspect, who was injured during the episode, was subsequently surrounded by the law enforcers. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/b847e24dbdeedf4945cc4d3ec403de9e.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTEvOC8yMDE3IDc6NTY6MjAgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1Nd3pkTGF3eXBCNk94QXFZSU1YZVV3PT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] In the meantime, a plain-clothed personnel appeared and fired three shots killing the injured suspect on the spot. Police claim the suspect was armed and could have fired on them. But the mobile phone footage of the incident appears to not show the suspect, who laid on the footpath, carrying a firearm. The deceased was wanted in several cases including three robberies in Gujranwala.
  19. TOKYO: A Japanese man, arrested after police found nine dismembered corpses rotting in his house, has confessed to killing all his victims over a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter, media reports said Wednesday. Authorities were quizzing 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, who has reportedly confessed to hacking the flesh off the bodies and throwing it out with the trash, then sprinkling cat litter over the remains in an effort to cover up the evidence. The grisly case has stunned Japan, which enjoys an extremely low crime rate, and pictures of the nondescript house in a quiet residential area were splashed across the country's front pages. "Killing room," splashed the Nikkan Sports tabloid. "One murder a week," wrote the Sports Nippon. Shiraishi has told police he contacted his prey via Twitter and killed them "on the day he met" them, according to several media citing police sources. He moved to the flat in Zama, a southwestern suburban of Tokyo, on August 22 and contacted victims by tweeting that he would help their suicide plans, the Mainichi Shimbun daily reported. Police were led to Shiraishi and his secret stash of bodies while investigating the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman. Local reports said this woman had earlier tweeted she was looking for someone to die with her. Authorities then discovered a link between her and Shiraishi. Neighbours later said they had noticed a foul smell coming from the flat. The 27-year-old accused has now been turned over to prosecutors, a policeman told AFP. For now, he has been charged with improper disposal of one body but police are searching for evidence he killed all nine. While Japan prides itself on its low crime rate, it is no stranger to high-profile violent crimes. Earlier in October, a 32-year-old father was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his daughter to death. He also admitted torching the house in which his wife and four other children were found dead. In Japan's bloodiest crime for decades, Satoshi Uematsu faces charges of killing 19 people and attempting to kill or injure 24 others at a disability centre near Tokyo in July 2016. In 1997 a 14-year-old schoolboy decapitated an 11-year-old acquaintance and placed the head at the gates of his school.
  20. If you thought you have seen enough of drama in the Bigg Boss house, wait till you hear this piece of news. BB house is all set to get its another rapper who unlike Akash took social media by storm with her cringeworthy pop numbers. The impact was so huge that people just couldn't stop talking about her. Dhinchak Pooja is all set to throw some swag in the Bigg Boss house. Along with Priyank Sharma, she is going to enter the house through wild card entry. Many of you might think why didn't she enter the house before. Talking to a leading daily she said that she was working on a song when the makers approached her the first time and now that she has some time on her hand she is all set to enter the BB house. (c) Twitter Talking about how she plans to play inside she said, “The show is a huge hit and I want be a part of it to gain experience. I don't have any strategy in mind that how I am going to be once I am in. I just want to be myself and deal with situations and issues as they come.” Well, it will be one hell of a ride to see Dhinchak Pooja going on a singing spree. We got to say Arshi and Sapna are going to have a tough time with this singing sensation. Admist all of this, her audition tape is going viral. The clip totally gives us a view about what we can expect from her and how much drama we can expect in the house. We are totally excited about her entry. What's left to see is whether she will write new cringe-worthy songs or collaborate with rapper A-Cash and give us something we can't even think of. Let us know how excited you are!
  21. Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Photo: Times of Malta WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday condemned the slaying of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and said the FBI had responded to Malta?s request for assistance in investigating the car bomb attack that killed her. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the United States condemned the ?appalling violence that took place against her in the strongest terms,? calling it a ?cowardly attack? against a reporter who was dedicated to fighting corruption. ?We responded quickly to the prime minister?s request for assistance. The government of Malta and Malta police force have been in contact with the FBI about the investigation and the FBI is providing specific assistance,? said Nauert, who called for a ?thorough, transparent and independent? probe. Scene of the incident. Photo: Getty Earlier, the son of Malta?s best-known investigative journalist said his mother was killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, who wrote about graft across Malta?s political divides on her blog, was murdered on Monday soon after she left her home in the north of the island. ?My mother was assassinated because she stood between the rule of law and those who sought to violate it, like many strong journalists,? Matthew Caruana Galizia said on Facebook. ?She was also targeted because she was the only person doing so,? he added. He described rushing to the scene after hearing the news, only to find the burning car and her remains. The explosion, which blasted the car off the road into a field near the village of Bidnija, stunned the small Mediterranean island. Authorities said it was the first murder of a journalist there. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and opposition leader Adrian Delia ? who had both been criticised on her blog ? both condemned the killing. Around 3,000 people held a silent, candle-lit vigil on Monday night in Sliema, just outside the capital Valletta. Maltese authorities were awaiting the arrival of Dutch forensic experts and American FBI agents on Tuesday to help the investigations. EU 'horrified', urges justice for murdered Malta journalist A tent was erected over her burnt-out car and sheets placed over her remains. ?Everyone knows Caruana Galizia was a harsh critic of mine, both politically and personally, but nobody can justify this barbaric act in any way,? said Prime Minister Muscat, who had been suing her over some of her allegations. Opposition leader Delia called her killing an attack on democracy and freedom of expression and demanded an independent inquiry. Half an hour before the explosion tore into her car, Galizia wrote on her blog: ?There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate.?
  22. NEW DELHI: Indian police said Thursday they were still hunting for two men suspected of murdering a Muslim folk singer because his performance angered a Hindu priest, sparking communal tensions. Adam Khan was murdered in late September in western Rajasthan state after the priest complained the singer's rendition of a particular tune failed to invoke the spirit of a temple goddess. A group of men set upon the 45-year-old singer in Jaisalmer, breaking his instruments before beating him to death, police said. Khan's relatives reported the murder to police despite warnings from the powerful Hindu community. Nearly two dozen Muslim families have since fled the area, fearing retribution, in what police say is a dispute within India´s complex caste system. One of the accused, Ramesh Suthar, was arrested in early October but two other suspected attackers remain on the run, police said. "Several teams of police are working to arrest the accused. We will nab them soon," Gaurav Yadav, Jaisalmer police chief, told AFP. Khan belonged to Manganyar caste, a largely Muslim community of folk singers from Rajasthan and neighbouring Pakistan. The Manganyar traditionally sing at Hindu temples and are popular with tourists in the far western Thar desert region. Yadav said the death has sown divisions between Hindus and Muslims, adding police were trying to persuade Muslim families that fled to return, assuring their protection, he added. But the incident is the latest in a string of vigilante attacks by Hindu hardliners on the Muslim minority in western Rajasthan state ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party. In April, a Hindu mob killed a Muslim cattle trader in Alwar district after he was accused of smuggling cows for slaughter. Cows are considered sacred by many Hindus and beef consumption is a flashpoint issue in Hindu-majority India. Vigilantes raided a hotel in Rajasthan´s capital Jaipur in May after the owners were accused of serving beef. Critics of Modi´s ruling BJP say Hindu radicals have been emboldened since the party swept to power in 2014, with dozens of Muslims lynched by mobs across India.
  23. Tourists walk at the beach as Tropical Storm Nate approaches in Cancun, Mexico October 6, 2017/REUTERS MANAGUA: Hurricane Nate was expected to strengthen on Saturday and make landfall, threatening the US central Gulf Coast with strong winds and storm surges after killing at least 25 people in Central America. Nate, a Category 1 hurricane, the weakest on a five-category scale used by meteorologists, was churning toward the central Gulf of Mexico as New Orleans evacuated some residents from areas outside its levee system. "Nate is at our doorstep or will be soon," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. The greatest threat from this particular storm is not rain, but strong winds and storm surge, Landrieu said. The winds could cause significant power outages, and storm surges are projected to be six to nine feet (1.8 to 2.7 meters) high, he added. "We have been through this many, many times. There is no need to panic," Landrieu told a news conference. The storm brushed by Mexico´s Yucatan peninsula, home to beach resorts such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, as it headed north, the US National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Nate packed maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 kmh) and was about 420 miles (675 km) south-southeast of the Mississippi river on Saturday as it was expected to strengthen, the NHC said. In the United States, a state of emergency was declared for 29 Florida counties and states near Nate´s path - Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi - as well as the city of New Orleans, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.The NHC issued a hurricane watch from Grand Isle, Louisiana to the Alabama-Florida border. "By Saturday noon you should be in your safe place," Alabama Governor Kay Ivey told a news conference. "This is a fast-moving storm and we must begin preparing now." Nearly three-quarters of US Gulf of Mexico oil production was offline ahead of the storm, and more oil companies halted operations on Friday. On Friday evening, Nate was moving north-northwest at 22 miles per hour (35 kmh), a fast pace which if maintained could mean the storm does less damage when it hits land. CENTRAL AMERICA DEATHS The storm doused Central America with heavy rains on Thursday, killing at least 12 people in Nicaragua, nine in Costa Rica, two in Honduras and two in El Salvador, local authorities said. Thousands were forced to evacuate their homes and Costa Rica´s government declared a state of emergency. Heavy machinery is used to remove mud from a highway that connects with the south of the country and collapsed by Storm Nate in Casa Mata, Costa Rica/REUTERS Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis urged residents to remain vigilant, noting rains would likely resume. In Honduras, residents wondered whether they would have to flee. Norma Chavez and her two children anxiously watched a river rise outside their home in Tegucigalpa, the capital. "We are worried that it will grow more and carry away the house," said Chavez, 45. Through Monday, Nate is expected to produce two to four inches (5 to 10 cm) more rain in eastern Yucatan and western Cuba and three to six inches (8 to 15 inches) in the US central Gulf Coast. About 71 percent of US Gulf of Mexico oil production and 53 percent of natural gas output is offline ahead of Nate´s arrival, the US Department of the Interior´s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Friday. Oil companies have evacuated staff from 66 platforms and five drilling rigs, it said. Oil production equaling 1.24 million barrels of crude per day is offline, according to BSEE.
  24. The Yemeni Football Association building, which was damaged in a Saudi-led air strike, is seen in Sanaa May 31, 2015/REUTERS UNITED NATIONS: The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Thursday was placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres decided to add the coalition to the annual list of shame while noting that it had taken some measures to improve the protection of children. "In Yemen, the actions of the coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen objectively led to that party being listed for the killing and maiming of children," said a report released along with the list as an annex. In 2016, the coalition was responsible for 683 child casualties and for 38 verified attacks on schools and hospitals, it said. Yemen´s government forces, pro-government militias, the Huthi rebels and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were also cited, but in a separate section of the list that said they had failed to protect children. In a statement released along with the report, Guterres said the blacklist was "not only to raise awareness" but also to "promote measures that can diminish the tragic plight of children in conflict." The UN chief said he was encouraged that some governments were working with the United Nations to spare children from the horrors of conflict and he voiced hope that "more will follow." Guterres spoke to Saudi King Salman ahead of the release of the list, which UN officials had shared with Riyadh months earlier to avoid a repeat of the clash that followed the blacklisting last year. Then UN chief Ban Ki-moon briefly included the coalition to the annual list but was forced into an embarrassing climbdown after Saudi Arabia threatened to cut off funding to UN humanitarian programs. Ban had publicly complained that it was unacceptable for countries to "exert undue pressure" on the United Nations to avoid scrutiny of its actions. Saudi Arabia denied that it had pressured Ban and has since insisted that the coalition is respecting its obligations under international humanitarian law. Saudi Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi scheduled a news conference at the United Nations for Friday. Suspend Saudi weapon sales The report and the list were on Thursday sent to the Security Council, which includes countries such as the United States, Britain and France that support the coalition in its war against Iran-backed Huthi rebels. Human Rights Watch applauded the decision to include the coalition on the list but disputed the view that the military was taking measures to protect children. "The coalition needs to stop making empty promises to exercise caution, take concrete action to stop these deadly unlawful attacks in Yemen, and allow desperately needed fuel and aid to reach those in need," said Jo Becker, HRW´s children´s rights advocate. "Until this happens, governments should suspend all Saudi weapons sales," she said. The report said the coalition was responsible for 683 of the total 1,340 child casualties last year in Yemen and for 73 percent of the 52 attacks on schools and hospitals. The Saudi-led Arab military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 to support the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after the Huthis forced him into exile. The United Nations has listed Yemen as the world´s number one humanitarian crisis, with seven million Yemenis on the brink of famine and cholera causing more than 2,000 deaths.
  25. FILE PHOTO: Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (L) and Indonesian Siti Aishah are seen in this combination picture from undated handouts released by the Royal Malaysia Police to Reuters on February 19, 2017. Royal Malaysia Police/Handout via Reuters KUALA LUMPUR: Two women accused of assassinating the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a banned nerve agent pleaded not guilty at the start of a high-profile murder trial in a Malaysian court on Monday. Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, a Vietnamese, are charged with killing Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX, a chemical poison banned by the United Nations, at Kuala Lumpur?s international airport on Feb. 13. Police have also named four North Koreans as suspects in the case and an Interpol red notice, an international alert just short of an arrest warrant, has been issued for the North Koreans, who remain at large. Prosecutors said the four North Koreans helped the accused women carry out several practice runs in Kuala Lumpur shopping malls. ?The prank practice carried out by the first and second accused with the supervision of the four who are still at large was preparation to see through their common intention to kill the victim,? the prosecution said in its charge sheet. Defense lawyers demanded that the prosecution immediately name the four other suspects, who have also been charged, so they could prepare their case. ?The charge must be clear,? said Siti Aisyah?s lawyer, Gooi Soon Seng. Judge Azmi Ariffin dismissed their request. Both women wore bullet-proof vests as they were led into the court on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital. They face the death penalty if convicted. The two women nodded their heads when the charges were read out to them by two interpreters in the Shah Alam court on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital. The interpreters said both women pleaded not guilty. "Attacked from behind" The prosecution said their actions showed ?intent to kill the victim? by smearing his face and eyes with VX nerve agent, which a post-mortem confirmed had killed Kim. The women told their lawyers they did not know they were participating in a deadly attack and believed they were carrying out a prank for a reality TV show. The two women sat quietly during the opening day of the trial. Siti was dressed in a black floral suit, while Huong wore a white long-sleeved t-shirt and jeans. The courtroom was packed with embassy officials and media. Juliana Idris, who works at the airport, told the court a man later identified as Kim Jong Nam approached her and asked her to take him to a police station. Kim later went to the airport clinic but died there within 20 minutes. She said the man, who spoke English, told her he had been ?attacked by a woman from behind ... another one closed his eyes?. ?His hands were shaking a bit, I don?t know why,? she said. Police Lance Corporal Mohd Zulkarnain Sanudin, who was on duty at the Kuala Lumpur International airport on the day of the killing, said Idris had brought Kim Jong Nam to him. He said Kim told him a substance had been wiped on his face. Kim?s eyes were red and he could see some liquid on his face, Zulkarnain said. He also said the he had wrongly recorded Kim Jong Nam?s nationality as South Korean. ?The police report I made showed the nationality as South Korean, while on the passport, it was written DPR Korea, whereby I did not know what DPR meant. I was only sure that Korea was South Korea,? he told the court. DPRK is the acronym for North Korea?s official name, the Democratic Republic of North Korea.