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Bin Laden’s family deported to Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD — Osama bin Laden’s three widows and their nine children were scheduled to be deported to Saudi Arabia overnight, almost a year after U.S. Navy SEALs killed the al Qaeda chief at a compound in northwest Pakistan, their lawyer said Tuesday.

The family was detained by Pakistani authorities immediately after the pre-dawn raid May 2 in Abbottabad. The American commandos left them behind but took bin Laden’s body, which they later buried at sea.

The relatives were interrogated by Pakistani officials and eventually charged last month with illegally entering and living in the country.

They were convicted April 2 and sentenced to 45 days in prison, with credit for about a month served. Their prison term, which was spent at a well-guarded house in Islamabad, ended Tuesday.


Ex-Nigerian governor sentenced to 13 years

LONDON — A former governor of Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta state was sentenced in Britain on Tuesday to 13 years in prison for fraud and money laundering.

James Ibori admitted in February to fraud and money laundering involving sums of approximately $80 million. He was accused of stealing $250 million from the public purse and funneling much of the stolen funds to banks in England to fund a lavish lifestyle of private jets and luxury cars.

Ibori’s guilty pleas capped an inquiry that began in association with Nigerian anti-corruption investigators in 2005. Ibori was immune from prosecution in Nigeria between 1999 and 2007 when he was serving as governor of Delta state, police said.

Prosecutors and police have said Ibori used the money to buy houses in London and Johannesburg, a fleet of armored Land Rovers and a $20 million private jet. He racked up credit card bills of $200,000 a month.


Beijing plans naval drills with Moscow

BEIJING — China and Russia will conduct a joint maritime drill next week in the Yellow Sea off China’s eastern coast, a state-owned news agency reported Tuesday.

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