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Researchers claim to have solved the  ‘sheepdog mystery’

A Kashmiri villager taking his meal as a dog and a herd of sheep rest near him on the outskirts of Srinagar
There is the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. The unresolved identity of Jack the Ripper. The enigma of how the universe developed beyond a quark-gluon soup following the Big Bang. And then there is the sheepdog mystery.

Imran rejects talks again as Nawaz remains defiant

Imran Khan on Pakistan-US relation
Imran Khan on Wednesday called off talks with the Nawaz Sharif government, once again, and also announced that he would continue his sit-in in front of parliament house till Sharif tendered his resignation. 'We will not go away. We will not leave this place,' he said.

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‘Executions a common spectacle in ISIS-held Syria’

Kashmiri protesters shout slogans to  protest  Israeli military operations in Gaza
Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion are a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a UN probe charged Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.

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.  

'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.

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.

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.
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