Surgery for AQ Khan?

ISLAMABAD: Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan is likely to undergo heart surgery soon, Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said. Khan had undergone a medical check-up and if the doctors felt an angioplasty was required, it could be done within three to four days, Online news agency quoted Ahmed as saying. — HNS

China flood toll 106

BEIJING: Confirmed deaths from a flood that raced through a primary school in northeastern China rose to 106 on Friday with the recovery of three more bodies one week after the tragedy, state media said. Three people were still missing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. — AP

Devotees Pak-bound

LAHORE: A group of Sikh devotees from India will arrive in Pakistan on June 28 to take part in the observance to mark the death anniversary of 19th century Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Meanwhile, a group of about 800 Sikh devotees from Indian Punjab on a nine-day visit to Pakistan will return to India on Friday, reports Online news agency. — HNS

India test-fires missile

NEW DELHI: India on Friday test-fired Akash, a surface-to-air missile, from a range in the eastern state of Orissa, defence ministry officials said. — AFP

Report on tsunami

COLOMBO: Over 15,000 wells have been made unusable and over 500 million kg of rubble generated in Sri Lanka as a result of the Indian Ocean tsunami. In some areas, a report prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Sri Lankan government said on Friday, waves have encouraged the spread of species such as prickly pears. — Agencies

Thai man kills self

BANGKOK: A 27-year-old Thai man died after sealing his mouth and nose with super glue, police said on Friday. Police found the man, who worked in insurance, dead of an apparent suicide in central Bangkok. — AFP