Israeli fire wounds two
A Gaza health official said two men were wounded by Israeli fire Sunday in the central Gaza Strip. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Such incidents have been rare since Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers wrapped up an eight-day battle last month. Israel launched the offensive to stop years of rocket fire at Israeli communities.
Rockets target attackers
Security officials said Sunday the military has launched a new round of strikes against armed tribesmen with links to attacks on oil pipelines and electricity stations. The officials said the army used tanks and rockets to strike at the tribesmen in Marib province. There was no immediate report on casualties.
Gang rape stirs protests
Police in New Delhi used tear gas and water cannons for a second day Sunday in a high-security zone to break up protests by thousands of people demonstrating against the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus. Police chased angry protesters with batons some of whom fought pitched battles with steel rods and rocks as they tried to get past steel barricades and a wall created by hundreds of policemen to reach the president’s mansion to present their demands for justice.
Residents suspend fight
Family members of 11 Paraguayan peasants killed in a land dispute are accepting monetary help from the government. They also said Sunday that they will put off until February protests against a prosecutor who has charged their relatives in connection with the clash. Six police officers also were killed in June when clashes broke out during the forced eviction of peasants occupying a disputed soy farm. Politicians opposed to President Fernando Lugo seized on the “Massacre of Curuguaty” to oust him. A prosecutor filed charges including land invasion and murder against eight of the peasants last Sunday.
Compiled from wire reports.