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NEW DELHI---An Indian official says the
government has removed a second top
official within a week, the latest one for
allegedly stopping a former minister's
arrest on suspicion of stealing funds from a
multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.
The scam affected hundreds of
thousands of investors. Home Secretary
Anil Goswami resigned yesterday, months
before retirement, according to the official.
The Press Trust of India news agency said
the government asked Goswami to quit for
trying to shield Matang Sinh of the
opposition Congress party. (AP)
China's Internet watchdog has banned
Web users from posting messages under
the names of famous people.
The Cyberspace Administration of
China (CAC) said it was combating the
"vulgar culture" of using names like
Barack Obama, or those of Chinese
officials. Similar restrictions by other
bodies have been sidestepped by Web
firms. The CAC announced from March 1
nicknames should not violate the
constitution, subvert state power,
undermine national security or promote
NEW YORK---A packed commuter
train slammed into a sport utility
vehicle on the tracks at a crossing
on Tuesday night, killing seven
people, injuring several others and
sending hundreds of passengers
scrambling to get to safety as the
front of the train and the SUV burst
The impact was so forceful the
electrified third rail buckled and
pierced the train, authorities said.
The northbound Metro-North
Railroad train left Grand Central Ter-
minal in Manhattan around 5.45 pm
and struck the Jeep Cherokee about
45 minutes later.
Gov Andrew Cuomo said the
SUV s driver and six people aboard
the train were killed, making this
crash the railroad s deadliest.
The railroad crossing gates had
come down on top of the SUV,
which was stopped on the tracks,
Authority spokesman Aaron Dono-
The driver got out to look at the
rear of the vehicle, then she got
back in and drove forward and was
struck, he said.
The train shoved the SUV about
ten train car lengths. Smoke poured
out of the scorched front rail car,
its windows blackened.
"This is a truly ugly and brutal
site," Cuomo said.
Witnesses said they saw the
flames shooting from where the
crash occurred, in a wooded area
near a cemetery.
Passengers described a bump and
said they smelled gasoline from the
vehicle. Around 650 passengers
likely were aboard the train. (AP)
Indian govt removes second top official within a week China cracks down on 'vulgar culture' web pseudonyms
AMMAN, JORDAN---Jordan s
king rushed home yesterday,
cutting short a US trip, to rally
public support for even tougher
strikes against the Islamic State
group after the militants
released a video showing a cap-
tured Jordanian pilot being
burned to death in a cage.
The gruesome killing of 26-
year-old Lt Muath Al-Kaseasbeh,
captured while participating in
airstrikes by a US-led coalition
targeting the militants, sparked
outrage across the Middle East
and anti-Islamic State protests
Following the pilot s death, Jor-
dan launched what it said would
be a tough campaign against the
Islamic State group. In a first
response, Jordan executed Sajida
al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouly,
two Iraqis linked to al-Qaeda,
Mohammed al-Momani said.
Another official said they were
executed by hanging. Authorities
said the pair would be buried
later in Jordan.
The extremists, meanwhile,
appeared to be goading Jordan.
In Raqaa, the Islamic State
group s de facto capital, the mil-
itants gleefully played al-Kaseas-
beh s slaying on outdoor projec-
tors, with some chanting "God
is great," according to militant
video posted online yesterday.
After the video s release, a
wave of condemnation washed
across the Middle East, signaling
that the Islamic State militants
might have overplayed their hand
by putting their brutality toward
a fellow Muslim on display.
Some said this could trigger a
backlash among Sunni Muslims
in the region, the main reservoir
of potential IS supporters.
Islamic State group militants
purportedly had demanded Jor-
dan release al-Rishawi in
exchange for the pilot.
Over the past week, Jordan had
offered to trade her, but froze
any swap after failing to receive
any proof that the pilot was still
Jordan now believes that the
airman was killed in the early
days of January based on addi-
tional intelligence information
but did not elaborate. (AP)
a vehicle in
Jordan executes IS inmates
King Abdullah of Jordan
In a first response, Jordan executed Sajida al-Rishawi
and Ziad al-Karbouly, two Iraqis linked to al-Qaeda,
government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said.
Another official said they were executed by hanging.
Authorities said the pair would be buried later in Jordan.
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