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Briefly World: Obama assures world US will pay its bills on shutdown Day 9

Oct 10 2013, 03:46 IST
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SummaryPresident Barack Obama has assured the jittery market and the world community that the US would pay its bills.

Obama assures world US will pay its bills on shutdown Day 9

Washington: President Barack Obama has assured the jittery market and the world community that the US would pay its bills, even as the IMF warned that the failure to increase the debt ceiling would result potentially major disruption in financial markets. “My message to the world is the United States always has paid its bills and it will do so again. But I think they’re not just looking at what I say; they’re looking at what Congress does,” Obama told a news conference Tuesday. PTI

Afghan Taliban claim Baradar still not free

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday claimed Pakistan was keeping Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the group’s former deputy leader, under detention despite announcing his release last month, an allegation promptly denied by Pakistani officials. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said Baradar “is still spending days and nights locked up behind bars in worrisome health conditions.” AP

Britain to impose new press regulations

London: Britain will unveil new rules regulating press in the country after politicians rejected a proposal for self-regulation by the media industry. British Culture Secretary Maria Miller told lawmakers in the House of Commons this week that the new system of press regulation will be backed by law. PTI

Execution set for oldest Arizona death row inmate

FLORENCE: Arizona intends to execute the oldest person on its death row Wednesday, nearly 35 years after he was charged with murder. About two hours before the scheduled execution of Edward Harold Schad Jr., 71, the US Supreme Court Wednesday morning denied his final appeals. Schad was on parole for the accidental 1968 strangulation death of a male sex partner in Utah. AP

Glasgow University to honour Kamlesh Sharma

London: Kamlesh Sharma, Secretary General of the Commonwealth and former Indian diplomat, will be presented with an honorary degree by University of Glasgow in recognition of his work for bringing 2015 Commonwealth Games here. PTI

Passenger lands plane after pilot falls ill in UK

London: A passenger with very little flying experience was forced to make an emergency landing of an aircraft in UK, after the pilot fell ill. PTI

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