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In Brief

Prince Harry home after Afghan tour
Prince Harry was due back in Britain yesterday after a 10-week tour fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan with his father Prince Charles and elder brother Prince William heading the welcoming party.
Britain's Press Association news agency said he was picked up at a grid reference in the desert where he had been on maneuvers with a tank squadron and taken to a NATO base to catch a military transport plane home.
Armenian protesters
Armenian police are dispersing several hundred opposition supporters who have been camping out in the capital for more than a week in protest of recent election results.
Police are detaining the protesters in Yerevan and are forcing them into buses.
The opposition has been protesting the February 19 presidential election results and trying to force a new vote.
U.S. deports fugitive
U.S. authorities will deport to New Zealand a man accused of killing his wife and abandoning his young daughter, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Friday. Nai Yin Xue was arrested near Atlanta in the town of Chamblee, Georgia, on Thursday. U.S. Marshals held Xue in custody and the U.S. Justice Department determined that he should be deported rather than undergo an extradition procedure because he had broken immigration laws, a spokeswoman for ICE said.
Whaling loophole
Australia said yesterday it hoped to close a loophole in International Whaling Commission rules that allows Japan to conduct whaling as long as it is carried out for scientific research. Environment Minister Peter Garrett said Australia would present a proposal to an IWC meeting in London next week setting out new rules for scientific programs carried out under commission rules.


Updated : 2021-05-18 05:56 GMT+08:00