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in Allahabad, India, last Friday. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. (AP PHOTO
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Two young children have
been raped in the Indian
capital of Delhi, drawing
strong criticism from the
city s chief minister.
Arvind Kejriwal accused
the government and police
of not doing enough to pro-
tect minors in the city.
The latest attacks come
after a four-year-old girl
was raped in Delhi last week.
Two years ago, India
tightened its laws on sexual
violence after the brutal
gang rape and murder of a
Kejriwal criticised Indian
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi and Lieutenant-Gov-
ernor Najeeb Jung for failing
to provide adequate safety
and security in the city.
The responsibility for the
Delhi Police comes under
the national government s
"Repeated rape of minors
is shameful and worrying.
Delhi police has completely
failed to provide safety.
What are PM and his LG
doing?" Kejriwal said on
VICTORY OVER EVIL
The Saudi-led air coalition targeting Shia
Houthi rebels in Yemen has mistakenly hit
a pro-government position, killing at least
20 troops, security officials and witnesses
At least another 20 people are thought
to have been injured.
The strike occurred between the
southern Taiz and Lahj provinces, which
have seen fierce clashes recently.
"They thought the Houthis were still
there," a pro-government security official
The Saudi-led coalition is backing forces
in Yemen loyal to the exiled President
Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. (BBC)
At least four Palestinians have been
killed in the occupied Palestinian terri-
tories, three by Israeli security forces and
one by a jewish settler, bringing the total
number of Palestinians killed since the
beginning of the month to 42.
Yesterday evening, an Israeli border
guard killed a Palestinian after authorities
alleged that the man attempted to knife
the soldier at the Qalandiya checkpoint
between Jerusalem and the occupied West
In occupied East Jerusalem, where most
of the unrest has taken place, Israeli forces
shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian after
he allegedly drew a knife on officers in
East Talpiot settlement.
The area is where two Palestinian men
boarded a bus earlier in the week and
allegedly began shooting and stabbing pas-
sengers, killing two Israelis and bringing
the toll of Israelis killed since the beginning
of October to seven.
Three more shootings yesterday took
place in the flashpoint West Bank city of
Hebron, where about 500 Jewish settlers
live in a heavily guarded enclave in the
city centre surrounded by nearly 200,000
In the first Hebron incident, a Palestinian
tried to stab a settler before his intended
victim, who was unharmed, shot him dead,
the army said.
Witnesses, however, disputed the police
version of events.
Video circulated by Palestinian activists
showed a young man wearing a Jewish
kippa, or cap, brandishing a pistol as shots
rang out before Israeli soldiers moved in
to pull him away from a body lying on the
Several residents claimed a knife was
placed by a soldier on the body of the
Palestinian just after he was shot.
In the second attack, a 16-year-old
Palestinian girl allegedly attempted to stab
a female Israeli soldier outside a border
guard base before being shot dead by her
The soldier suffered minor injuries to
her hand, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba
Witnesses told Palestinian media that
the girl was left on the ground without
medical help and bled to death.
A third Palestinian was shot in Hebron
after allegedly stabbing and moderately
wounding a soldier, the army reported,
without saying whether the attacker was
Rights groups have warned that Israel
is using excessive force against Palestinians
and that some of the incidents amounted
to extrajudicial killings.
The violence has been triggered in part
by recent visits by Jewish groups to the
Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied
East Jerusalem, coupled with Israeli restric-
tions on Palestinian access to the mosque,
one of Islam s holiest sites.
Frustration is also mounting as Israel
continues to build Jewish-only settlements
throughout the West Bank, taking over
Palestinian lands, in defiance of interna-
tional law. (Al Jazeera)
Outrage as children raped in Delhi
Israeli forces kill Palestinians
after alleged attacks
Yemen air strikes
'hits wrong troops'
Fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo"
Guzman was flown to a mountainous region
of his home state of Sinaloa following his
daring July 11 escape from prison through a
mile-long tunnel, a federal official said
Based on this information, the search for
the world's most wanted drug boss has
focused in recent weeks on a rugged area
that stretches from Sinaloa into
neighbouring Durango state, part of Mexico's
infamous Golden Triangle drug-producing
region that is considered Guzman's home
turf, said the official, who agreed to give
details of the operation only if not quoted by
The official said that after Guzman's
escape from the maximum security prison
where he was being held not far from Mexico
City, the leader of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel
was taken to the central state of Queretaro.
From there, he was flown in a small plane
to the Sinaloan mountains, the official said.
Several days ago, Attorney General Arely
Gomez told Mexican lawmakers that
authorities had captured a pilot who aided
Guzman after his escape. The federal official
said yesterday that it was the pilot who flew
Guzman in the small plane.
Late Friday, the government said Guzman
had avoided capture in an operation in the
mountains of northwestern Mexico. (AP)
Mexican drug lord
flown to Sinaloa
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