Sub­way bomb­ing

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LON­DON: A bomb wrapped in a plas­tic gro­cery bag con­cealed in a bucket ex­ploded at 8.20am (9.20am SA time) on Friday on a Lon­don sub­way train. The ex­plo­sion and panic left 29 peo­ple in­jured. No one died. It was the fifth ter­ror­ist at­tack in Bri­tain this year.

The Is­lamic State claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity in a mes­sage on its Amaq news site that said a “de­tach­ment” of its dis­ci­ples had car­ried out the at­tack, sug­gest­ing more than one as­sailant. – New York Times

Kim’s tough talk

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his coun­try is near­ing its goal of “equi­lib­rium” in mil­i­tary force with the US, as the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil con­demned the North’s “provoca­tive” bal­lis­tic mis­sile launch over Ja­pan on Friday.

The North’s of­fi­cial Korean Cen­tral News Agency car­ried Kim’s com­ments yes­ter­day. The mis­sile trav­elled 3700km be­fore land­ing in the ocean – the North’s long­est test flight of a bal­lis­tic mis­sile. – AP

Ja­van tiger sighted

JAKARTA: Park rangers in In­done­sia may have spot­ted an an­i­mal thought to live only in folk­lore and his­tory books: a Ja­van tiger, de­clared ex­tinct more than 40 years ago.

Rangers at Ujung Ku­lon Na­tional Park last month pho­tographed a big cat un­like any seen in the re­serve. The pic­tures, re­leased this week, set off spec­u­la­tion the leg­endary species was alive, and of­fered pos­i­tive news to a coun­try where nat­u­ral places are be­ing de­stroyed. – New York Times

Crack­down on gays

ZANZ­IBAR: Au­thor­i­ties in Tan­za­nia’s semi­au­tonomous re­gion of Zanz­ibar have de­tained 20 peo­ple ac­cused of en­gag­ing in same-sex ac­tiv­i­ties, po­lice said yes­ter­day, the lat­est in­ci­dent in a crack­down on ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity in the East African coun­try.

Twelve women and eight men were ar­rested fol­low­ing a po­lice raid on a ho­tel where the sus­pects were at­tend­ing a work­shop, said a po­lice chief.

Ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is a crime in Tan­za­nia. – AP

Harry Stan­ton dies

LOS AN­GE­LES: Ac­tor Harry Dean Stan­ton died at the Cedars-si­nai Hos­pi­tal in Los An­ge­les on Friday, aged 91.

Stan­ton was fa­mous for his roles in Alien and Twin Peaks, but his fi­nal per­for­mance – in Lucky – airs this month. His big break was in 1984, in Paris, Texas.

Critic Roger Ebert said he “in­hab­ited the darker cor­ners of Amer­i­can noir (with) ... a sad po­etry”. – Daily Mail

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