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World
    2014-05-21  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    1. Pistorius ordered to take mental health tests

    The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on May 14 ordered the athlete to undergo psychiatric* evaluation, a move that will put the trial on ice* for at least a month.

    Judge Thokozile Masipa based her decision on testimony* by a psychiatrist who evaluated the athlete for the defense.

    “A doubt has been created” that Pistorius may have a psychiatric issue that would affect the court’s verdict*, so she must order the testing, the judge said.

    2. Pakistan tells Indian journalists to leave

    Pakistan has told two Indian journalists in Islamabad that they must leave within a week, the journalists said on May 14, saying they had been informed that their visas would not be renewed.

    The move came amid tensions between Pakistan’s military and a civilian government that appears dovish* towards India.

    On May 13, Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India and Meena Menon of The Hindu received letters telling them that their visas would not be renewed. No reason was given. Both had been in Pakistan for less than a year.

    3. N. Korea apologizes for building collapse

    North Korea has apologized to bereaved families* after an apartment building collapsed in Pyongyang last week, possibly killing hundreds, the official KCNA news agency said on Sunday.

    Pyongyang’s expression of “profound consolation and apology” was the first official news of the disaster.

    “The construction of an apartment house was not done properly and officials supervised and controlled it in an irresponsible manner,” said the statement from KCNA.

    The KCNA statement also said the collapse of the apartment building “claimed casualties” but did not give any indication of how many may have been killed or injured.

    4. Modi makes promises to Indians

    Hundreds of Indians thronged* the streets of New Delhi on Saturday to greet Narendra Modi’s triumphant march into the capital after he won the Indian election.

    Modi promised to work to “fulfil the dreams of 1.2 billion people” as he addressed cheering supporters for the first time.

    Modi toned down* religious issues in his pitch to India’s 815 million voters and won the world’s largest election ever with promises of economic development for all.

    5. Ferry crew indicted for manslaughter

    South Korean prosecutors on May 15 indicted four crew members of a ferry that capsized* in April killing more than 280 passengers.

    The captain and three other crew members were indicted on charges of manslaughter* through gross negligence, Yonhap news agency reported.

    They are accused of leaving the ship as it was sinking despite telling passengers, mostly high school students on a field trip, to stay where they were.

    6. Laos defense chief among dead in crash

    The defense minister of Laos was among 16 people killed when a plane crashed in Laos, officials said.

    The Russian-made Antonov plane went down at 6:15 a.m. local time on Saturday in the northeastern province of Xiangkhuang.

    The crash killed Defense Minister Duangchay Phichit.

    Also killed were Public Security Minister Thongban Saengaphon, Vientiane Mayor Soukan Mahalat and party propaganda chief Chuang Sombounkhan, sources said. The three men were senior members of the communist party’s central committee.

    7. Turkey mine search ends

    Turkish rescue workers have retrieved the bodies of the last two missing miners in the nation’s worst mining disaster, putting the final death toll at 301, the energy minister said on Saturday.

    Taner Yildiz said 485 miners escaped or were rescued after May 13’s explosion and fire that devastated a coal mine in Soma, western Turkey.

    “All corners of the mine were searched by a large team and there was no other body or living person,” he said. “Until today we had focused on search and rescue efforts. Now we will be focusing on investigations, on what will happen about production.”(SD-Agencies)

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