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IG Sindh seeks intelligence agencies’ help to hunt Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Inspector General Sindh Police Allah Dino Khawaja has sought help of intelligence agencies in hunt for ex-SSP Malir Rao Anwar, ARY News reported. He wrote a letter to the intelligence agencies calling for search and arrest of Rao Anwar who is suspected of staging fake encounter killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud and his three friends in Karachi. AG Khawaja has asked the agencies to provide necessary intelligence/ technical information to arrest the absconding accused in compliance with the Supreme Court orders.…

US state allows children younger than 10 to hunt with guns

CHICAGO: One of America's most permissive hunting laws takes effect Saturday, allowing children younger than 10 years old to carry their own guns in Wisconsin's forests. The new law was signed last weekend by the midwestern state's Republican governor Scott Walker, and goes into effect almost two weeks after a mass shooting at a Sunday church service in Texas renewed debate over gun violence. Dozens of states do not bar young children from hunting with adult supervision. But many limit hunting of bigger animals such as…

Indian police hunt men accused of killing Muslim folk singer

JAIPUR: 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…

Police hunt elder who ordered couple’s electrocution

KARACHI: Police were Tuesday hunting a tribal elder who ordered a teenage couple to be electrocuted by their families as punishment for eloping, in the country’s latest gruesome "honour" killing. The couple, members of the Pashtun ethnic group living in the southern city of Karachi, fell foul of their families after eloping last month. But police said the man's family persuaded them to return home so they could be married. A tribal jirga (council) then ordered the couple's execution after the families had put their…

Archaeologists hunt for long-lost tomb of Scottish king

EDINBURGH: The tomb of a medieval king whose murder changed the course of Scottish history in a real-life "Game of Thrones" could be unearthed in a new hi-tech project launched Saturday. Archaeologists and virtual reality artists want to digitally recreate the court of King James I of Scotland in Perth, around 40 miles (64 kilometres) from Edinburgh, and try to find the king's tomb buried beneath the modern-day city. They are also looking for the remains of his queen, Joan Beaufort, and of Margaret Tudor, sister of…

Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

BANGKOK: Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges. The standoff at the scandal-hit Dhammakaya Temple represents one of the biggest challenges to the authority of Thailand's junta since it took power in 2014. Police said they would try to avoid violence while threatening arrest for followers of the sprawling temple who have defied orders to leave and instead flocked there, hampering the search…

Amateurs can hunt relics with modern ‘Indiana Jones’

SAN FRANCISCO: A technology-wielding archeologist billed as a real-world "Indiana Jones" on Monday launched an online platform that lets anyone help discover archeological wonders and fight looting. A "citizen science" platform that space archaeologist Sarah Parcak wished for a year ago as part of a coveted TED prize went live at GlobalXplorer.org . "The world's hidden heritage contains clues to humankind's collective resilience and creativity," Parcak said in a release. "With GlobalXplorer we are empowering a 21st…

Iraqi special forces screen Mosul men in hunt for suicide bombers

MOSUL: One by one, hundreds of Mosul residents raised their shirts to prove they did not have suicide bombs strapped to their bodies, closely watched by Iraqi special forces fearful of the threat posed by Islamic State, even in areas they now control. The men then handed over their identification cards so their names could be checked against a database of wanted Islamic State members, part of the painstaking process of clearing jihadists from each neighbourhood of their Mosul stronghold. Every time Iraqi forces capture…