Father of toddler burned alive dies of burns
NABLUS (Palestinian Territories) • The father of a Palestinian toddler killed last month when their home in the the West Bank was firebombed by Jewish extremists has died of his injuries from the attack.
Mr Saad Dawabsha died yesterday in hospital in the Israeli city of Beersheba, where he was being treated for third-degree burns, Palestinian official Ghassan Daghlas said.
'No repeat of Fukushima' with new safety rules
TOKYO • Japan's nuclear regulator said an accident on the scale of the 2011 Fukushima disaster would not occur under new safety rules imposed on reactors such as Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai No. 1, Japan's Nikkei business daily reported yesterday.
The Sendai reactor is set to be restarted as early as this week.
Bid to file graft charges against top politicians
MANILA • The Philippine authorities have moved to file corruption charges against two top politicians, the justice secretary has said, as part of a massive graft scandal.
The Justice Department has asked for charges to be filed against Mr Joel Villanueva, an ally of President Benigno Aquino, and Senator Gregorio Honasan, a former military colonel, said Justice Secretary Leila de Lima yesterday.
Record 24m tuned in to US Republican debate
WASHINGTON • A staggering 24 million viewers tuned in to Fox News last Thursday to watch the first major Republican US presidential debate, Nielsen figures showed.
Its viewership is the highest rating of any presidential primary debate, according to the figures released on Friday.