DUBAI (AFP) - Seventeen Indians on death row in the United Arab Emirates on conviction of killing a Pakistani are to avoid execution by paying over $900,000 in "blood money," The National newspaper said on Thursday. "The victim's family accepted an increased blood money payment of 80 million Pakistani rupees," or about $927,000, after rejecting an offer of 427,000 dirhams (some $116,000), the Abu Dhabi-based daily reported. The offer was presented to an appeals court in Sharjah, an emirate north of Dubai, on Tuesday, it said, adding that "lawyers believe a final judgment may be issued as early as next week, and the men could be back with their families in months."