Reward offered for Nemtsov clues
The Russian Investigative Committee has offered a reward of about $50,000 for information on the recent murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. “Operational units involved in the investigation are willing to pay a reward of 3 million rubles ($48,900) for the information valuable for the investigation,” an online statement said, adding that anonymity of the informants would be guaranteed.
Police shooting caught on video
The Los Angeles Police Department said three officers shot and killed a man because of a struggle over one of the officers’ guns. It said a video of the incident taken by a bystander, and widely circulated on social media a few hours after the incident on Sunday, will be used in the investigation.
Ruling Reform Party wins election
Estonia’s ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country’s general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns. Prime Minister Taavi Roivas declared victory early on Monday. Polls had predicted a close race between the governing center-right coalition and the opposition Center Party, favored by ethnic Russians.
Canadian jailed for sex abuse of boy
A Canadian tourist with several previous child sex convictions has been sentenced to seven years in prison in Nepal for sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy, Lalitpur District Court said on Monday. Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, 71, was also ordered to pay $10,000 to the victim in the ruling on Sunday.
Diplomat freed after three years
A Saudi diplomat kidnapped by al-Qaida in Yemen three years ago has been freed, a Yemeni Interior Ministry official said on Monday. Abdullah al-Khalidi, a Saudi deputy consul in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, was handed over on Sunday to tribal leaders in Shabwa, Yemen’s southeastern province where al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is active, the official said.
Men fall ill after eating puffer fish
Five Japanese men became sick after eating poisonous puffer fish. The men, all in their 40s and 50s, dined at a restaurant in Wakayama on Friday night, a health official said on Tuesday. They all became ill early the next day, experiencing breathing difficulties and vomiting. The fish is seen as a sophisticated delicacy by fans. Others say eating it is crazy.
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(China Daily 03/03/2015 page12)