PM’s nephew found guilty

PHNOM PENH: Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nephew was found guilty on Thursday of unintentional murder for fatally shooting two people following a car race on the streets of the Cambodian capital last October, a judge said. Nim Sophea, 22, was accused of firing an assault rifle wildly at passers-by last October in Phnom Penh, killing two and injuring two others. — AP

US flayed over detainees

London: Five men who were quickly freed in Britain after more than two years in US military detention at Guantanamo Bay retreated from the spotlight on Thursday while their representatives condemned their treatment by the US. British police had arrested four of the men immediately when they returned to Britain on Tuesday on suspicion of terrorism offences, but released them late yesterday without charge. A fifth man had not been arrested when the group arrived, and was freed within hours after being questioned. — AP

Fighter jets collide

SEOUL: Two South Korean fighter jets collided on Thursday during a training mission over the Yellow Sea, military authorities said. The collision took place between two single-seat F-5E jets from a base south of Seoul, the defence ministry said. The fighters crashed into the sea but it was unclear whether the pilots had ejected safely, it added. — AFP

Ex-generals to face trial

ZAGREB: Two retired Croatian generals flew to The Netherlands on Thursday to face trial at a UN war crimes court for atrocities against Serb civilians during the 1990s Balkans wars. Ivan Cermak, 54, and MladenMarkac, 48, boarded an AirCroatia flight from Zagreb to Amsterdam, from where they will travel to the The Hague for trial at the International Criminal Tribunal. — AFP

Murder suspect nabbed

JERSEY CITY: A Pakistani suspected of killing two men and setting fire to a vehicle containing the bodies was captured in Canada after over a year on the lam, US and Canadian authorities said. Zaid Tariq, 20, who lived in Sayreville, New Jersey, was arrested after police spotted him walking in a train tunnel that runs between Detroit and Ontario, reports quoted Hudson County prosecutor Edward DeFazio as saying. — AP

Troops demolish houses

GAZA CITY: Israeli troops conducted a raid in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on Thursday and demolished three houses, Palestinian security sources said. No armed clashes were reported. A militant from Hamas, who was critically wounded in an explosion in the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis, died of his wounds on Thursday. — AFP

Ferry captain testifies

MANILA: A ferry captain testified on Thursday he smelled gunpowder after a powerful explosion rocked his ship, bolstering a claim by the Abu Sayyaf rebels that it put a suicide bomber on board. The Board of Marine Inquiry is trying to determine what caused the explosion, which sparked a fire that gutted the Superferry 14 on February 27 in Manila Bay. — AP

Anti-racism tests for cops

LONDON: All police recruits in UK may soon have to pass anti-racism tests and the forces may be made to improve their record of inducting Asian and black officers. These proposals come after an inquiry that found widespread discrimination against black and Asian officers. The investigation found that a disproportionate number of ethnic minority recruits were leaving the metropolitan police force before completing their training, and that black and Asian officers were failing to be promoted. — HNS

One killed in avalanche

DUSHANBE: An avalanche in southeastern Tajikistan killed one man Thursday, emergency officials said. The man was buried by snow in the Shugnan district of mountainous Gornyy Badakhshon region, about 500 km east of the capital, Dushanbe, said Emergencies Ministry duty officer Capt Saidrahmon Ibragimov. — AP