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Live: Boston bombing suspect suffers throat injury, unable to answer questions

Source : AGENCIES
Last Updated: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 08:23 hrs

2.00 pm

Boston bombing suspect suffers throat injury, unable to answer questions

AFP: Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained in serious condition in hospital on Saturday unable to answer questions on the devastating attack, officials said. 

Investigators released stunning images of Tsarnaev's final moments of freedom, slumbering wounded in a boat in a suburban backyard. They are also stepping up inquiries into a trip to Muslim regions of Russia taken by his accomplice brother. 

The 19-year-old is "serious but stable", Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick told reporters. "I think not able to communicate yet." 

1.30 pm

Death toll in China quake rises to 195, 10,500 injured

The death toll in the powerful earthquake that hit China's Sichuan province climbed to nearly 200 today with over 10,000 injured in the disaster, as rescue operations were being carried out on a war footing.

The Lushan County which was hit by the 7-magnitude quake yesterday experienced 1165 after shocks some measuring over 5- magnitude making the rescue operations more difficult, official media here reported.

About 90 people have been rescued from the debris of the collapsed buildings, while 600 people have been evacuated from the worst-hit areas of the quake so far.

1.00 pm

Surviving Boston bombing suspect may not be able to speak after throat injury: US official

The surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings may not be able to talk after he suffered an injury to his throat, a federal official has said.

The injury could possibly hinder attempts by authorities to question him about a motive in the attack.

According to CNN, the official said that Tsarnaev was in 'serious but stable condition' and 'not yet able to communicate yet', Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick told reporters during an impromptu briefing on Saturday.

Authorities have not publicly detailed the injuries sustained by the teen, but an official who has been briefed said Tsarnaev has been 'intubated and sedated'.

Authorities have not said whether they have questioned Tsarnaev, nor have they publicly said what charges will be filed against him, the report added.

12.00 pm

One Jawan killed, 7 injured as insurgents ambush official team 

Manipur rifles jawan was killed and seven others including an executive engineer were injured when suspected insurgents ambushed an official team in Khudengtabi area of Chandel district bordering Myanmar today, official reports said.

The team led by the executive engineer of state Public Works Department was proceeding to border town of Moreh, about 120 km south-east of here, when the incident occurred at around 8.30 AM, the reports said.

Suspected insurgents first exploded a powerful bomb and then opened fire at the team killing the jawan and injuring two officials and five jawans, the report added.

11.30 am

Delhi rape case accused says another person was involved, say sources

NDTV: The 22-year-old man who kidnapped, brutally raped and mutilated a five-year-old girl in Delhi earlier this week has told the Delhi Police that another person was involved in the crime, sources have told NDTV.

The accused, Manoj Kumar, will be produced in a Delhi court today. He had fled to his hometown in Muzaffarpur in Bihar from where he was apprehended and brought to Delhi. The police said Manoj had fled to his hometown thinking the little girl had died.

10.30 am

North Korea moves two more missile launchers: Report

North Korea has moved two more missile launchers to its east coast, where preparations are apparently under way for a missile test as tensions simmer on the peninsula, a report said Sunday. 

Expectations had been high that Pyongyang would carry out a test to coincide with celebrations marking the birth of North Korea's late founding leader Kim Il-Sung on April 15 but it did not materialise. 

The North Korean military last week moved two launchers believed to be for Scud missiles to the northeast province of South Hamgyong, Yonhap news agency said, citing a senior Seoul official. 

"We have discovered the North has moved two additional TELs (transporter erector launchers) to the east coast... after April 16," the official was quoted as saying, adding Seoul and Washington were closely monitoring the site. 

10.00 am

6.1 earthquake hits off Japan's coast: USGS

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the south coast of Japan's main Honshu island on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. 

The quake struck at 12:22 pm (0322 GMT), 644 kilometres (400 miles) south of Tokyo, at a depth of 424 kilometres, the USGS said. 

9.30 am

Karnataka elections: BJP top brass to launch poll campaign today

NDTV: With just two weeks to go for the Assembly election is Karnataka, senior BJP leaders like L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu and Sushma Swaraj will launch the party's campaign in the state today. Along with state leaders, the BJP top brass will launch the campaign simultaneously from six places.

While Mr Advani will launch the campaign from Ranebennur and Davangere, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Ms Swaraj, will address a rally in Bangalore today.

Over 3,600 candidates are in the fray for the May 5 assembly elections. Counting of votes will be done on May 8.

9.00 am

For bombing suspects, question may be who led whom

Tamerlan Tsarnaev ranted at a neighbor about Islam and the United States. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, relished debating people on religion, "then crushing their beliefs with facts."

The older brother sought individual glory in the boxing ring, while the younger excelled as part of a team. Tamerlan "swaggered" through the family home like a "man-of-the-house type," one visitor recalls, while Dzhokhar seemed "very respectful and very obedient" to his mother.

The brothers, now forever linked in the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, in some ways seemed as different as siblings could be. But whatever drove them to allegedly set off two pressure-cooker bombs, their uncle is certain Dzhokhar was not the one pulling the strings.


8.30 am

Uttar Pradesh cop's two murderers held in Mumbai

Two brothers, who killed a policeman and a college principal, were arrested in Mumbai Saturday by a joint team of Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh police, an official said. The two suspects opened fire on the police and were caught after a 30-minute chase. 

A Mumbai Crime Branch official said the joint team with the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force raided the hideout of the Rishikumar and Chandrakumar Rajpu and arrested them even as they opened fire.

8.00 am

Mumbai Indians expect Delhi Daredevils to come hard at them when they meet for the second time in the Indian Premier League today.

Delhi Daredevils are the only winless side in IPL-6, losing all six matches they have played so far. However, Mumbai Indians batsman Dinesh Karthik feels Delhi are capable of turning it around.

"Delhi are a very good team and there is no doubting that. They have lost all their games and I am sure they will be hungry for success tomorrow. They are a very good team and there is no doubting that," said Karthik on the eve of the match at the Ferozeshah Kotla.

"For us, the important thing is how we play. We have played good cricket and some ordinary cricket as well," he said referring to his team's heavy loss against the Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur Wednesday. Mumbai Indians have won three out of their five games.

The form of openers Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting has been a subject of debate but Karthik did not see it as a problem.

"Our opening stand has not been great but we are all aware of what they (Tendulkar and Ponting) can produce."

Karthik, however, has been in sublime touch this IPL, scoring 254 runs in five games with a cracking strike rate of 148.53.

Asked about his role in the team, Karthik said: There is no specific role. I have just been told to play my natural game. I am batting at number three and I am grateful to the team for giving me the opportunity."

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