10-year-old rape victim gives birth
NEW DELHI • A 10-year-old rape victim yesterday delivered a baby in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, after the country's Supreme Court rejected her abortion plea. The girl was raped several times allegedly by an uncle who has since been arrested.
At least 26 killed in Manila police action
MANILA • At least 26 people died overnight in police operations in the Philippine capital Manila yesterday, a second night of bloodshed this week. This followed 32 deaths in raids on Monday in Bulacan province.
Japan royal to declare engagement on Sept 3
TOKYO • Emperor Akihito's eldest granddaughter, Princess Mako, and her boyfriend, Mr Kei Komuro, will meet the press on Sept 3 to announce their engagement, the Imperial Household Agency said yesterday, according to Kyodo News.