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Princess Anne hospitalised after head injury
London, June 24: Britain’s Princess Anne, the sister of King Charles III, is in hospital after sustaining minor injuries and concussion after an incident in Bristol, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. The Princess Royal, 73, sustained the injuries at the Gatcombe Park estate on Sunday evening and remains in Bristol’s Southmead Hospital as a “precautionary measure”. It is believed there were horses on the estate and the senior royal is likely to have sustained minor head wounds in an incident involving one of the horses. “The Princess Royal has sustained minor injuries and concussion following an incident on the Gatcombe Park estate yesterday evening,” the palace statement said. (PTI)

Boy kills man over alleged blasphemy in Pak
Lahore, June 24: A 14-year-old seminary student stabbed a man belonging to the Shia minority Muslim community to death for allegedly speaking against the companions of Prophet Muhammad in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police said on Monday, the second blasphemy-related killing in the country in four days. The incident occurred on Sunday in Kunjah, Gujrat, approximately 170 km from Lahore. A senior police officer told PTI that the minor seminary student stabbed 55-year-old Nazir Hussain Shah to death after being incited by his father and uncle’s remarks. The boy’s father, a prayer leader at a Sunni mosque, and his uncle had told him that Shah would often speak against the companions of the Prophet. (PTI)

Indian man shot dead during robbery in US
Houston, June 24: In a tragic incident, a 32-year-old Indian man, who came to the US less than a year ago, was fatally shot during a robbery at a convenience store in the US state of Texas. Dasari Gopikrishna sustained critical injuries during a robbery incident at a gas station convenience store in Pleasant Grove, Dallas, on June 21. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday while undergoing treatment. He hailed from the Yajali village of the Bapatla district in Andhra Pradesh and came to the US only eight months ago. (PTI)

Malaysia foils possible threats against PM, king, others
Kuala Lumpur, June 24: Police in Malaysia have detained eight people with suspected links to the Islamic State militant group and thwarted possible threats against Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, the nation’s king and other dignitaries, the government said Monday. Six men and two women, aged 25 to 70, were detained without trial in four states during a police operation over the weekend, Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution said. Their arrests followed several operations carried out in May, he said, adding that detainees included a former university lecturer, housewives and a construction worker. Malaysia has taken tough measures to curb the influence of militant cells linked to the Islamic State, with hundreds of people suspected of having ties to IS detained in the country before 2020. Such arrests have been more rare in recent years. (AP)


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