TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously.
Abdur Rahman died in hospital on October 8 after jumping from the fifth floor of a building on the outskirts of Dhaka while attempting to evade arrest, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said in a statement. The identity of Rahman, who was leader of the Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), was later confirmed through his possessions and by his family who were shown pictures of his body, the statement added. Several documents, letters and emails that were later retrieved by the RAB "all proved that Abdur Rahman was the emir (head) of the new JMB".
British American Tobacco launched Friday a $47-billion bid for control of Reynolds American, as it seeks expansion into the United States -- the second largest market after China. The deal, worth the equivalent of 43 billion euros, would create the world's largest listed tobacco company by net turnover and operating profit, BAT said in a statement. The news sent BAT's share price more than three percent higher in morning deals on the London stock market.