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Pakistan: Imran's party lawmakers resign from Punjab assembly

Imran Khan

Stepping up pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government, lawmakers of Imran Khan's party in the Punjab province assembly resigned on Wednesday.

Gaza’s children of war: Out on the streets after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

Palestinian children
Hundreds of Palestinian children were in the crowd that came out on the streets to celebrate the 'victory' following the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel on Tuesday. The truce held on Wednesday.  

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N Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson

North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the 'graveyard of human rights' and should mind its own business rather than criticise others.

IMF chief Lagarde charged in corruption case

Christine Lagarde
IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announced on Wednesday she had been charged with "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister.

US archive of pre-Holocaust photos to go public

International Center of Photography
A vast US archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.

US sanctions Syria air surveillance

Predator drone
The United States has started flying surveillance flights over Syria in preparation of airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders, fighters and their safe havens.

Brazil prison riot ends with five dead

Rioting inmates who took over most of a prison in Brazil killed five fellow prisoners, beheading at least two of them, before ending the uprising early Tuesday and releasing two hostage guards.

World's tallest man at 8ft 4in dies in Ukraine


A Ukrainian farmer, believed to be the world's tallest man at 8ft 4 inches, has died aged 44. Leonid Stadnyk, from the Ukrainian village of Podoliantsy, died Sunday from a brain haemorrhage after health problems.

'Malaysia Airlines should allow hijab for Muslim stewardesses'

Muslim women flight attendantsworking for Malaysia Airlines should be allowed to wear the hijab or the Islamic head dress, a minister has said.

Poroshenko to seek ceasefire after talks with Putin

Russia prez
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night negotiations with Russia's Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent ceasefire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic.

Pakistan continues to be a safe heaven for terrorists: US

Nato helicopter attack
The pentagon has said Pakistan continues to be a safe heaven for terrorists while lauding the efforts of the country's military to eliminate extremism, which it described as a 'common threat' for both the countries.

Putin talks with Ukraine prez as Kiev captures Russian soldiers

Nato helicopter attack
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face Tuesday for the first time since June to talk about the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east. From their opening remarks, it appeared unlikely that Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko would find common ground.

1,400 kids sexually exploited in UK town: report

Human trafficking

At least 1,400 children as young as 11 were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in a UK town, mostly by Asian men, between 1997 and 2013, a report has found highlighting the failures of the political leadership to prevent such incidents.

Court orders FIR against Nawaz, Qadri demands hanging

Nawaz Sharif
The Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered filing of an FIR against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party leaders over an incident of violence in Lahore, prompting cleric Tahir-ul Qadri to demand those found responsible be hanged.
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