Four Turkish nationals sentenced to death in Iran and Saudi Arabia

Four Turkish nationals have been sentenced to death in Iran and Saudi Arabia among more than 6,000 Turkish citizens that have been either arrested and-or convicted in foreign countries as of October 2013, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has stated.

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Aarushi Talwar case: Nupur, Rajesh get life sentence

NEW DELHI: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been awarded life sentence for killing their daughter Aarushi and servant Hemraj.

A special CBI court on Tuesday sentenced the dentist couple, a day after it convicted them of killing Aarushi and Hemraj.

Earlier, during the arguments for sentencing, the CBI sought death penalty for the Talwars, calling the case ‘rarest of rare’.

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ATC rejects Musharraf’s appearance exemption request

QUETTA: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta Tuesday rejected former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s request for exemption from attendance in a case pertaining to the murder of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Khan Bugti, DawnNews reported.

During the hearing of the case in Quetta’s ATC-1, former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao was produced before the court.

Meanwhile, the court rejected Musharraf’s application seeking exemption from attending court proceedings and ordered him to appear at its upcoming hearing.

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Toll from spate of Iraq attacks rises to 46 dead

BAGHDAD: A spate of Iraq attacks, including twin bombings at a market and the assassination of a former MP, killed at least 46 people, officials said Tuesday.

Monday’s attacks struck in Baghdad and predominantly Sunni Arab areas north of the capital that have borne the brunt of the worsening unrest, with nearly 6,000 people killed so far this year.

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Bombs detonated, rail lines removed in Bangladesh over poll date

DHAKA: Bangladeshi opposition supporters detonated scores of homemade bombs and removed railway tracks to disrupt train services on Tuesday as a planned nation-wide-protest against upcoming elections turned violent, witnesses and police said.

One man died and dozens were wounded across the country in clashes between supporters of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and police, witnesses said.

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Court adjourns Zardari’s corruption cases until December 9

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court exempted former president Asif Ali Zardari from appearing in the hearing on Tuesday over corruption cases against him and adjourned the next hearing until December 9, DawnNews reported.

The bench hearing the case, comprising of Justice Mohammad Bashir, also instructed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) again to provide Zardari’s counsel with copies of the references filed against him.

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Turkey to hike Iran oil imports after nuke deal

Turkey could increase its oil imports from Iran to 130,000-140,000 barrels per day (bpd), from around 105,000 bpd in a gradual manner, if Western sanctions against Iran ease, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said during a live interview on CNBC-e television yesterday.

“We have already reduced our imports to around 105,000 [bpd] due to the sanctions. Once these sanctions are no longer in effect, I believe the amount we buy will hike,” he said, adding that Turkey couldn’t ignore Iran, which had one of the world’s three largest oil reserves, and was Turkey’s second biggest oil supplier after Russia.

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