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If Salman has a Sir, Osama has a sword
A group of hardline Pakistani clerics said today they had bestowed a religious title on Osama bin Laden in response to a British knighthood for author Salman Rushdie. ...  | Read.. 
 
Amis defends UK decision
Author Martin Amis today defended Britain’s decision to honour Salman Rushdie with a knighthood, saying the right to free speech should not be sacrificed to religious se ...  | Read.. 
 
Mystery of the vanishing lake
A glacial lake in Chile’s southern Andes has disappeared — and scientists want to know why. ...  | Read.. 
 
It happens in America also: Mob lynches passengers in child-hit car
A crowd at a large outdoor party attacked and killed a passenger in a vehicle that apparently had struck and injured a child, police said. ...  | Read.. 
 
Zia minister sentenced
An anti-corruption court in Bangladesh today sentenced a former minister to 13 years in jail for amassing wealth through illegal means, the first conviction of a government l ...  | Read.. 
 
Clerics face Nilofar legal notice
Former Pakistan tourism minister Nilofar Bakhtiar has served a legal notice against the Lal Masjid “shariat court” here for issuing a fatwa against her, according ...  | Read.. 
 
A protester in Karachi. (Reuters)
If Salman has a Sir, Osama has a sword
‘Suni’ return delayed by a day
Bad weather forced Nasa today to delay bringing flight engineer Sunita “Suni” Williams ba..  | Read.. 
Zeta-Jones puts family before films
Catherine Zeta-Jones’s main priority is not her acting career, it’s her husband, Michael ..  | Read..