$ 4,420 cab ride: An 18-year-old Chinese student who arrived in Chicago to join a US university was allegedly duped by a cab driver who charged him a whopping US$ 4,420 for a ride that should have cost $ 300.     PTI
Douglas’ denials: Actor-producer Michael Douglas has denied there is a crisis in his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones but admits to temporary separation. He insisted his marriage was fine, reported Contactmusic.     PTI
Pak blasphemy: Pakistani police on Tuesday have arrested a woman under the controversial blasphemy laws for distributing ‘blasphemous’ pamphlets declaring herself a ‘Prophet’ on Monday morning.     PTI
Pak inducts missile: Pakistan has inducted a F-22P frigate made with Chinese help into its navy, with Premier Nawaz Sharif saying the warship exemplified the “everlasting bond of friendship” between the two countries.     Pti
Kim visits islands: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made his third visit in a year to highly fortified frontline islands on the disputed maritime border with South Korea, state media said on Tuesday.     afp
Israel airport: A spokeswoman for Israel’s international airport said flights were temporarily grounded after two Palestinian truck thieves stormed through airport checkpoints. There were no injuries.     AP
Baghdad violence: Shootings and a car bombing in and south of Baghdad killed 14 people today, the latest deaths in a surge of sectarian killings and other violence this year, Iraqi officials said on Tuesday.     ap
Sinai airstrikes: Egypt military helicopters today killed eight militants and wounded 15 others in airstrikes in the Sinai peninsula, where the army has been battling a semi-insurgency, sources said.    AFP