‘Dangerous’ driver: A ‘dangerous’ British motorist, Richard Newton (36), was on Monday banned from driving for a year after he was caught driving at nearly 100 kmph with both hands behind his head.     pti
Congestion charges: London is set to increase the congestion charge by at least 15 per cent under a new proposal to deter motorists from making unnecessary journeys to the British capital, the BBC reported on Monday.      PTI
Naked man rescued: A naked man in Australia was left embarrassed after he got stuck in a washing machine while hiding in it to surprise his girlfriend and had to be rescued by the police on Monday.     pti
‘Jihad Jane’ case: A US woman, who dubbed herself “Jihad Jane”, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and being involved in a plot to kill a Swedish artist.      PTI
Saudi minister: Amid speculation that Pervez Musharraf might leave Pakistan for medical treatment, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal arrived in Islamabad on an official visit for talks.     pti
Qaida fighters have quit Fallujah: Al-Qaida-linked fighters have departed Iraq&’s Fallujah and it is now in the hands of Sunni tribesmen. “There is no ISIL in the city,” Sheikh Ali al-Hammad told AFP.     AFP
Indonesia sentence: An Indonesian court jailed an Islamic extremist for seven and a
half years on Monday over an “evil” plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy to avenge the killing of Rohingya Muslims.     afp
10 killed in Pak blast: At least 10 persons were killed and several others injured when a mortar shell exploded in a home in the restive Khyber tribal region of north-west Pakistan on Monday, officials said.     Pti
Colorado  crash: A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said. Officials said the flight originated in Mexico and all three aboard were Mexican mean.    AP
Photographer freed: A Turkish photographer kidnapped while covering the civil war in neighbouring Syria has returned home after being freed from weeks in captivity, his newspaper said on  Monday.     AFP
Merkel injured: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suffered a pelvis injury during a skiing holiday in Switzerland, putting her on the sidelines for the next three weeks, spokesman Steffen Seibert said today.     aP
Pak girl: A 15-year-old maid has been murdered allegedly by her employers after raping her in this Pakistani city. Police arrested businessman Sheikh Shaukat and his three young sons on a complaint of the  mother of victim.     Pti