Briefs, October 28, 2012

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 October, 2012, 2:35am

Indonesian police foil plot to attack embassy

JAKARTA - Indonesian police yesterday arrested 11 suspected terrorists who were allegedly planning attacks on the US embassy and an American consulate. Anti-terror police made the arrests in four cities, including Jakarta, saying the detained belonged to a new network known as Hasmi. AFP

Khan pulled off plane, grilled on drone strikes

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan said he was pulled off a plane by US immigration officials in Canada and interrogated about his view on drone strikes. The leader of the Pakistan Movement for Justice party was headed to New York. AFP

More typhoon deaths reported in Philippines

MANILA - The death toll from Typhoon Son-tinh in the Philippines rose to 24 as casualty reports from isolated central islands and the far-flung south flooded in. Drowning and landslides were the cause of 11 deaths on the islands. AFP

16 tiger cubs found in Thai trafficker's truck

BANGKOK - A Thai man has been arrested with 16 tiger cubs aged between six weeks and two months in cages in the back of in his pick-up truck. Police said the 52-year-old, arrested in Khon Kaen province, was paid 15,000 baht (HK$3,800) to transport the tigers from Bangkok. AFP