$ 2m payment frees CIA man
A PAKISTAN court has freed a CIA contractor accused of double murder after $ US2 million ($ 2.02 million) in blood money was paid to the families of the dead. Raymond Davis, remanded in jail since he shot dead two men in Lahore on January 27, said he acted in self-defence. US authorities said he was an embassy employee with full diplomatic immunity. The incident sparked protests and ruptured fragile ties between the US and Islamabad.