Pakistan detains second alleged Mumbai plotter
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan announced the arrest of a second reputed key player behind the terror assault on Mumbai, and officials stressed Wednesday that they are investigating an Islamic charity the U.S. and India call a front for the group blamed for the attack.
India, which has insisted on concrete evidence that Pakistan is quelling militant groups, is urging the United Nations to declare the charity, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a terrorist organization.
A crackdown on Jamaat-ud-Dawa would underpin the promise by Pakistan's civilian government to pursue extremists blamed for last month's terrorist attack, which killed 171 people in India's commercial capital.
Greece orders 2 policemen to jail for teen's death
ATHENS, Greece - A Greek court ordered Wednesday that two policemen be held in jail pending their trial for a teenage boy's fatal shooting - a death that has sparked five days of intensive riots in cities across the country.
One officer has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting dead 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in a confrontation Saturday in Athens. The other officer has been charged as an accomplice to murder. No trial date has been set.
Earlier in the day, protesters attacked Athens' main courthouse with firebombs during a hearing for the two officers. Riot police responded by firing tear gas, and at least two people were injured.
Blue diamond sells for record price of $24.3M
LONDON - A rare blue diamond handed down through generations of German royalty sold for a record-breaking $24.3 million at auction Wednesday in London, Christie's said.
The Wittelsbach Diamond, a 35.56 carat cushion-shaped gem, has often had its color and clarity compared to the famed Hope Diamond, now on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
The rare gem was snapped up by billionaire diamond-dealer Laurence Graff.
Bosnia: Experts exhume 881 bodies from mass grave
TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Forensic experts say they have exhumed 881 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre from a mass grave.
Team head Murat Hurtic said Wednesday it held 30 complete 851 partial bodies. The remains were first buried elsewhere and moved by bulldozer later to hide the crime.