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India: Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon executed

The wife of Yakub Memon walks out of an Indian court in 2007. Credit: Reuters

India has executed Yakub Memon, the man who financed the deadly Mumbai bombings in 1993, state government has confirmed.

Memon was sent to the gallows on his 53rd birthday inside a jail complex in the western city of Nagpur for his role in orchestrating the attacks which killed at least 257 people.

Centrica set to announce heavy job losses

A general view of the Centrica Head office in Windsor, Berks. Credit: PA

Gas giant Centrica is set to announce heavy job losses when it unveils its latest financial results today.

There is speculation that the British Gas owner will cut up to 2,000 posts, with management positions likely to be included.

Asset sales and cost reductions are also likely to be announced by the company, which employs 37,500 workers globally and has 27.9 million customer accounts.

The results will be announced by chief executive Iain Conn, who took up the post in January.

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US 'concerns' over Israel's West Bank building plans

Israeli paramilitary police and Jewish settlers stand near two partially-built dwellings during their demolition in the West Bank. Credit: Reuters

The United States is "deeply concerned" about Israel's plans to build 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement on the occupied West Bank and hundreds of homes in east Jerusalem.

State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement:

The United States continues to view settlements as illegitimate and we strongly oppose steps to advance construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Settlement expansion threatens the two-state solution and calls into question Israel's commitment to a negotiated resolution to the conflict.

– Mark Toner, US State Department
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