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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.

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.

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US restaurateur Matt Haley dies after road accident in Leh

Matt Haley
American restaurateur Matt Haley died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Ladakh, his business partner said on Wednesday. Haley was involved in a motorcycle accident on Monday while on a expedition through northern India and Nepal.

Opposition, Pakistan govt deadlock continues; US says won't support 'coup'

Imran Khan
The US has said that it does not support any extra-constitutional changes in Pakistan, where deadlock continues between prime minister Nawaz Sharif and two key opposition figures seeking his resignation over allegations of corruption and election rigging.

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.

Imran's look-alike big draw at 'Azadi March'

Imran Khan
Opposition leader Imran Khan is the man of the hour for thousands of his supporters in Islamabad but those unable to access him can get themselves clicked with his look-alike who has been a big draw at the protest.

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

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.

Second fatal St Louis shooting stokes tensions in Ferguson

Racial tensions in Missouri were stoked again on Tuesday when police killed another African American man as authorities struggled to quell the nightly confrontations over the shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson last week.

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.
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