Pak gang rape case

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court overturned the acquittals of 13 suspects in the gang rape of a village woman whose plight drew international attention, and ordered them rearrested on Tuesday, court officials and a lawyer in the case said. The ruling came a day after the victim, Mukhtar Mai, appealed the lower court ruling in a dramatic appearance at the Supreme Court. —AP

Six shot in Thai south

PATTANI: Six people including a mute labourer have been shot dead and teachers’ homes attacked in southern Thailand, police said on Tuesday . In Narathiwat, suspected Islamic insurgents sprayed gunfire at teachers’ homes and at least one teacher was shot in the arm. — AFP