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'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.

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.

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111-year-old Japanese recognised as oldest man

World's oldest living man
A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan, Sakari Momoi, has been recognised as the world's oldest living man. Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday.

Death toll in Japan landslide rises to 27

Ambegaon disaster

The number of people known to have died when a hillside collapsed in western Japan has hit 27, the government said Wednesday, with a further 10 people still unaccounted for.

Gaza ceasefire has 'collapsed': Palestinian

A temporary ceasefire in Gaza has 'collapsed' after a Tuesday midnight deadline passed with no agreement to extend a truce and Israel and Hamas resumed hostilities, a senior Palestinian official said.

Mother mourns US journalist purportedly beheaded by ISIS militants

James Foley
The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was purportedly beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives.

Manmohan immune from claims of '84 riots: court

Inderjit Singh, an Indian Sikh, claimed in the 2013 suit that as finance minister from 1991 to 1996, Manmohan Singh funded cash rewards for members of the military who murdered Sikhs in 1984.

Ukrainian troops inch closer to rebel city Donetsk

Crimea, Ukrainian soldier
Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.

Britain could end Assange row today: Ecuador prez


Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said on Tuesday that Britain had the power to resolve the Julian Assange standoff "tomorrow," after the WikiLeaks founder voiced hope he would soon leave Ecuador's embassy in London.

Pakistan's SC summons Khan, Qadri over anti-govt protests

Imran Khan
Protesters demanding the fall of the Pakistani government blockaded parliament and key ministries today in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed nation.

ISIS releases 'video showing beheading' of US journalist

James Foley
The ISIS on Tuesday posted a video showing the beheading of an American journalist missing since 2012, and threatened to kill another one if the US didn’t end military strikes in Iraq.

US trying to verify video of American journalist's killing

James Foley
A video by Islamic State militants released on Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for US airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer said they could not determine the video's authenticity and were attempting to confirm if he had been killed.

ISIS video shows American's beheading; Obama's statement likely

James Foley
A grisly video shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, American officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent US airstrikes in Iraq.

Gaza truce collapses, rockets fired into Israel

Gaza attacks
A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing rockets into Israel, prompting Israeli air strikes that health officials said killed a woman and a young girl.
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