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Swiss tourist raped by four men in India


NEW DELHI — A Swiss woman on a cycling tour with her husband was raped by four men Friday night in Madhya Pradesh, a central Indian state famed for its ancient temples and palaces, the police said Saturday. The woman, 39, and her husband, were camping in a forest about 400 yards from a road near the town of Datia when they were attacked and beaten by seven or eight men, said Dalip Arya, deputy inspector general for the Chambal area of Madhya Pradesh state. The couple were making their way from Orchha to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, the police said. (New York Times)


Coalition copter crashes; 1 killed

KABUL — A coalition helicopter crashed in the Daman district of southern Afghanistan Saturday, killing one member of the US-led coalition and injuring another in what was the second deadly air crash in the country in a week, NATO officials said. A spokesman for the coalition, said that there was no enemy activity in the area when the helicopter went down and that the cause of the crash was being investigated. (AP)


Bank account levy brings withdrawals

NICOSIA — Nervous depositors in Cyprus rushed to ATMs on Saturday to deplete their accounts after a bailout agreement with international creditors that includes a levy on all the country’s bank accounts. Lines formed at many ATMs as people scrambled to pull their money out after word that the $13 billion rescue package Cyprus agreed upon with its euro-area partners and the International Monetary Fund included the tax. People with less than $130,000 in their accounts will have to pay a one-time tax of 6.75 percent, those with more money will lose 9.9 percent. (AP)