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Girl who assaulted elderly Sikh in Britain denied bail

 The girl kicked and punched the 80-year-old Sikh to the ground in broad daylight before spitting in his face.

London: A British court has rejected the bail plea of a teenaged girl charged with severely assaulting an elderly Sikh and remanded her to custody till Nov 25.

The Coventry Magistrates Court Monday ordered that Coral Millerchip, 19, be remanded to custody till Nov 25 when she will appear before the Coventry Crown Court, according to the Coventry Telegraph.

Muslim Brotherhood appoints new leader

 Egypt's Interior Ministry published this photograph of Badie after his arrest on its Facebook page.

Cairo: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Tuesday appointed Mahmoud Ezzat as its temporary new leader, after its general guide Mohamed Badie was arrested.

A statement on the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party website named Ezzat, deputy of the former general guide, as the new chief as per the group's internal regulations, Xinhua reported citing the official Egyptian news agency MENA.

Egyptian military arrests 11 people in Sinai

Cairo: The Egyptian armed forces Tuesday arrested 11 people, including two Palestinians, in Sinai over attacks on the police and army premises.

The forces raided several criminal hideouts early Tuesday morning and arrested them, Xinhua reported citing the official Egyptian news agency MENA.

The operation came one day after suspected militants ambushed two buses carrying security forces in Egypt's northern Sinai, killing at least 25 soldiers.

Judge to deliberate in Manning court-martial

Fort Meade: A military judge was set to deliberate the sentence of American soldier Bradley Manning on Tuesday for leaking troves of classified evidence to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

Col. Denise Lind said she’ll begin deliberating when the court-martial resumes. Manning faces up to 90 years in prison for giving the anti-secrecy group more than 700,000 U.S. military and diplomatic documents and some battlefield video documenting civilian deaths.

Seven dead, thousands displaced in Manila floods

 AP photo

Manila: Seven people were killed and more than 130,000 displaced in floods that crippled the Philippine capital for the second day Tuesday, disaster relief officials said.

More than half of Manila was flooded, with the murky waters reaching as high as 2 metres in some areas, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Schools, government offices, the stock exchange and some businesses were closed as floods made many roads impassable, including streets in the financial district of Makati City.

Egyptian journalist shot dead

Cairo: An Egyptian journalist working for state newspaper Al-Ahram was shot dead by security forces and another was injured late Monday at a military checkpoint in the Nile Delta region, the paper reported.

Local bureau chief Tamer Abdel-Raouf was returning home from a meeting with the governor of Beheira province, a few hours after the beginning of a curfew at 7 pm (1700 GMT), Al-Ahram said. Journalists are officially exempt from the curfew.

Guardian says Britain forced it to destroy Edward Snowden material

Washington: The Guardian, a major outlet for revelations based on leaks from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, says the British government threatened legal action against the newspaper unless it either destroyed the classified documents or handed them back to British authorities.

Musharraf indicted in Benazir murder case

Islamabad: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Tuesday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on charges of conspiracy to murder late opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, officials said.

It was the first time that any of the four generals who have ruled Pakistan have been indicted.

A formal trial could begin any time. If convicted, Mr. Musharraf could face a maximum sentence of death or life imprisonment, a prosecution lawyer said.

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood's top leader

 Photo: FJP Online

Cairo: Top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie has been arrested in Cairo, Egyptian officials said on Tuesday.

He was detained at a residential flat in Nasr City section of the capital, where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsy had held a six-week sit-in protest that was cleared by security force last Wednesday, according to reports.

The arrest comes in the wake of authorities pursing a crackdown on the Brotherhood, Morsy’s party, which has triggered violent protests and attracted international condemnation.

Floods, typhoon leave 105 dead, 115 missing in China

Beijing: A total of 105 people died and another 115 are missing after floods ravaged northeast China and a typhoon lashed southern regions, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Monday.

Northeastern China's Liaoning Province and south China's Guangdong Province have reported the most number of casualties from the disasters, with 54 deaths and 22 deaths respectively as of 9 a.m. Monday.