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#InstaFamous: World's 'selfie queen' posts 200 self portraits a week!

Mortao Maotor
Do you know who is the world's selfie queen? Forget Kim Kardashian, and rather meet a mysterious Thai woman who has posted over 12,000 selfies on various social media platforms and can be considered for the top post.

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday.

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Thai military chief selected as interim PM

Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Thursday selected military junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha as the interim prime minister.

Islamabad protests: Opposition leader Imran Khan opens talks with Pakistan government

Imran Khan
Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations Wednesday with the Pakistani government, a lawmaker from his party said, in an effort to end protests against the prime minister and overcome a political impasse.

Social media monitoring militant propaganda

James Foley
The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theatre of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

'Executioner appears British in beheading video'

James Foley
British prime minister David Cameron broke off his holiday on Wednesday for talks on the threat posed by Islamic State jihadists following the "shocking and depraved" apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley.

Obama calls ISIS ‘cancer’ as another US journo’s life at risk

Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as 'a cancer' and said 'their ideology is bankrupt.'

Hamas military chief’s wife, son killed

Gaza
Several thousand mourners on Wednesday joined the funeral procession for the wife and baby son of Hamas’s military chief Mohammed Deif, angrily demanding revenge against Israel.

US tried, and failed, to rescue Foley held by ISIS

James Foley
A US special operations team tried to rescue James Foley and other Americans held by the ISIS in July but the operation failed because the hostages had been removed to another location.

US restaurateur Matt Haley dies after road accident in Ladakh

Matt Haley

American restaurateur Matt Haley died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Ladakh, police said on Thursday. He was 53. According to the police, the accident happened on Monday near Ranvir Pora area in the mountainous district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pak govt to meet protest leaders for 2nd day

Imran Khan
Pakistan government negotiators will meet anti-government protest leaders for the second day today to strike a deal to end the week-long political crisis and siege of the Parliament by protesters who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Crisis commentary: Pak journos tweet their opinion on Islamabad 'uprising'

Arjuna Ranatunga and Imran Khan
Pakistan's journalists tweeted their analysis of what's ahead for the country as thousands of protesters led by opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri tried to blockade Parliament on Wednesday. Both want Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over allegations of corruption and election rigging.

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Landslides hit Northeast, 29 dead in Sikkim
Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.

British police find more illegal immigrants

British police officers
Within days of 35 Afghan Sikhs being discovered in a container that arrived in Essex from Belgium, the British police apprehended another lot of foreign nationals in a lorry in south-west England on Tuesday and arrested one German national.
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