Kathmandu, Nov. 16 (PTI): Nepal Maoist chief Prachanda was today left shaken after a young activist, believed to be a party supporter, slapped him in full public view and broke his glasses, according to eye witnesses.
The youth was identified as Pawan Kunwar. The 25-year-old was beaten up by other cadres before being handed over to the police.
Corby, England (Reuters): The ruling Conservatives of Prime Minister David Cameron lost the key marginal seat of Corby to the Labour party in a parliamentary byelection. Corby has voted for the winning party in every general election since 1983.
San Pedro, Belize (AP): Software company founder John McAfee said on Wednesday that he is in hiding, unarmed and accompanied only by a young woman. McAfee said he was changing locations to stay ahead of a Belize police unit he says wants to kill him.
Tokyo (Reuters): Japan dissolved parliament’s lower house on Friday for a December 16 election that is likely to return the Liberal Democratic Party to power.
New York (Reuters): Two brown pelicans blown to Rhode Island by the winds of Hurricane Sandy will be flown in a private plane back to their natural habitat in Florida, an animal clinic worker said.