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Saturday 16 December 2017

Subway gas attacker held

THE FINAL fugitive sought in connection with the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system has been arrested.

Katsuya Takahashi ( 54), was seized after an internet cafe worker phoned police to say that a man resembling the bespectacled former member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult was on the premises.

Takahashi evaded captured 12 days ago when he fled the apartment in the city of Kawasaki where he had been living, an hour before police arrived.



Bin Laden son in soccer role

One of Osama bin Laden's sons is bidding for a share of the infrastructure projects to be built in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

Omar bin Laden, who rejected his father's lifestyle as a teenager, hopes that Qatar Bin Laden Group, the company he founded two years ago, will win contracts in a joint venture with a Spanish firm, Coprosa.

After controversially winning the bid to stage the tournament, Qatar plans to spend ¤50bn on projects, including an 86,000-capacity arena.



Director found



guilty of fraud

A former Goldman Sachs director accused of feeding confidential information to a corrupt hedge fund manager has been convicted of conspiracy and three counts of securities fraud.

A New York jury acquitted Rajat Gupta on two other securities fraud counts.

The 63-year-old Gupta -- born in India, educated at Harvard and well-known in corporate America -- has been the most prominent defendant prosecuted so far in a wide-ranging probe of alleged insider trading in the hedge fund industry.



Obama clears



child migrants

The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the US as children and have since led law-abiding lives.

The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration immigration policies and a record number of deportations last year.

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