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Japan sarin attack cult leader executed: Report

TOKYO: Shoko Asahara, the leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult that carried out a deadly sarin attack on Tokyo's subway in 1995, was executed on Friday (Jul 6), local media reported. The justice ministry would not immediately confirm the reports. He had been on death row for over a decade for the ......

Saudi woman’s car set ablaze after driving ban lifted

RIYADH: Saudi police are hunting for arsonists who torched a woman's car, only a week after the kingdom lifted a decades-long ban on female motorists. Salma al-Sherif, a 31-year-old cashier based near the holy city of Mecca, told local media that her car had been deliberately set alight this week ...

Japan’s oracle octopus turned into sashimi

SAMARA, Russia: An octopus who successfully predicted all of Japan’s World Cup group stage matches has been killed and turned into sashimi, according to local media reports. The mollusc, named Rabio, chose the winners of Japan’s matches during an experiment in a paddling pool. Despite gaining ...