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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

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Protest leaders meet Pakistan Army chief

PTI and PAT leaders Friday met the Army Chief Raheel Sharif to find a solution to end the on-going political crisis. The protests launched by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri began over the issue of the resignation of Nawaz Sharif.

25 people trapped in gold mine in Nicaragua

At least 25 miners were trapped in a gold mine in Nicaragua's far north on Thursday after a collapse, a government-backed news website and other media reported, adding that rescue efforts would continue through the night.

Pakistani academic held by Taliban for four years freed

The Pakistani Taliban abducted Ajmal Khan, vice-chancellor of Islamia College University Peshawar, the capital of northwestern troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in September 2010.

43 UN peacekeepers seized in Syrian Golan Heights

Syrian armed groups, some of whom are linked to al-Qaeda, captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Thursday and surrounded 81 others, the UN said.

We don’t have a strategy yet, Obama on hunting ISIS in Syria

As the United States continued to pound ISIS positions in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had not decided yet on launching military action in Syria.

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having 'outright lied' about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.

Russian troops are ‘directly involved’ in Ukraine conflict

Ukraine and the West said Thursday that Russian troops were actively involved in the fighting tearing apart the east of the country, raising fears of a direct military confrontation between Kiev and its former Soviet master.

Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000, says UN

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Ukraine leader, after losses, says situation 'difficult but controllable'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking on Thursday after the army lost a key town to separatists, said the situation in the conflict zone in the east was 'extraordinarily difficult... but controllable', Interfax news agency reported.

Indian-American woman charged with infanticide in US

A 33-year-old Indian-American woman, accused of neglect in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a restaurant trash bin, has also been charged with foeticide in the US.

Pak police file murder case against PM Sharif

Pakistani police on Thursday finally registered a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz, key cabinet members and senior officials for their role in the killing of 14 supporters of Tahir-ul Qadri in Lahore, meeting a major demand of the fiery cleric.

Ebola death tops 1,550, with 3,062 cases: WHO

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak tearing through West Africa has passed the 1,500 mark while the number of cases has soared past 3,000, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

80% of matches were successful, says football match-fixer Wilson Raj

Wilson Raj Perumal, who claims he influenced top-tier games including those at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the Atlanta Olympics in 1994, said there was little guilt involved in being a match-fixer.

'Russians' among rebels advancing in east Ukraine

Separatists, backed by Russian soldiers, have entered the town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said on Thursday.

Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years

Japanese health officials said on Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years.
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