World Briefs: Photos of duchess 'hacked from sister'

Photos of duchess 'hacked from sister'

LONDON • Scotland Yard was investigating after reports that 3,000 photographs had been hacked from Ms Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Britain's Prince William.

The pictures were reported by The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers to have been stolen from Ms Middleton's iCloud account, and contained shots of her sister Kate and her children.

Someone had been in touch with the media via WhatsApp to offer the photos in exchange for £50,000 (S$88,000), the reports said.


Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit Bill

WASHINGTON • President Barack Obama vetoed a Bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia, risking a fierce public backlash and rare congressional rebuke.

While expressing "deep sympathy" for the families of the victims, Mr Obama said on Friday the law would be "detrimental to US national interests".

He now faces the very real prospect of Republican and Democratic lawmakers joining forces to override his veto for the first time in his presidency.


Warrant out for Malaysian billionaire

NEW DELHI • An Indian court yesterday issued arrest warrants for Malaysian billionaire T. Ananda Krishnan and Ralph Marshall, deputy chairman at the Krishnan-controlled Astro All Asia Networks, in connection with an investigation into alleged phone licence corruption.

The Central Bureau of Investigation wants Krishnan and Marshall to face court proceedings following allegations that then telecommunications minister Dayanidhi Maran improperly favoured a telecoms operator, Malaysia's Maxis, which is controlled by Krishnan.

Malaysia refused to cooperate with India's efforts to question the men, the court said.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 25, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe