Italy arrests 4 suspected militants

Updated 01 May 2013

Italy arrests 4 suspected militants

BARI, Italy: Italian police yesterday arrested four of six men they suspect are members of a militant cell which was planning attacks in the US, Israel and Italy, though no specific targets were named by police.
The men aimed to train militants and send them abroad, paramilitary police said, and are suspected of conspiracy to commit international terrorism and inciting racial hatred.
They were arrested in Andria in the southern Italian region of Puglia, where police say the group was based, and in Milan, Brussels and Catania, Sicily, and include a Tunisian, police said.
Italian police are still looking for two other Tunisian men who they believe have returned to their home country. No international arrest warrant has been issued for them.


Coronavirus: India expected to surpass US as worst-hit

Updated 20 September 2020

Coronavirus: India expected to surpass US as worst-hit

  • Over 60 percent of the active cases are concentrated in five of India’s 28 states

NEW DELHI: India has registered 92,605 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours and is expected to surpass the United States as the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks.
The Health Ministry on Sunday also reported 1,133 additional deaths for a total of 86,752.
Sunday’s surge raised the country’s virus tally to over 5.4 million. India, however, also has the highest number of recovered patients in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University. Its recovery rate stands at about 80 percent.
Over 60 percent of the active cases are concentrated in five of India’s 28 states – Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has faced scathing criticism for its handling of the pandemic amid a contracting economy that left millions jobless.