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I’ll visit only if you clear mess: Obama to Sharif

Pakistan’s Dawn, a leading news publication, took note of Obama’s comment but wondered if the President was referring to the security situation or recent political unrest.

Wary of India-US ties, is Pak sliding towards Russia?

An agreement signed between Pakistan and Russia to increase defence and military cooperation is being seen as a sign of realignment in the region which brings India closer to the US and Pakistan to Russia and China, officials said in Islamabad.

UK to ban radical campus speakers, ransom payments

Britain on Monday unveiled a raft of new measures to meet the challenge of terrorism, including a ban on radical speakers on university campuses, a ban on insurers covering the cost of terrorism-related ransom, and new curbs on Britons going abroad to fight.

British-Iranian woman jailed for watching volleyball match released on bail

A British-Iranian woman controversially jailed months ago in Tehran after trying to attend a men's volleyball match was released on bail on Sunday pending an appeal court verdict, her family said.

ISIS systematically recruits, exploits children

In Raqqa, the ISIS group’s de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to fight. Others serve as cooks or guards at the extremists’ headquarters or as spies, informing on people in their neighbourhoods.

Iran says nuclear deal impossible by deadline

Iran said it will not be possible by a November 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, the Iranian Students News Agency reported on Sunday.

Gandhi statue in London: Don’t stir up apathy, says Meghnad

Amidst demands that the British government fund the cost of installing Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square, economist Meghnad Desai, who heads a trust formed for the purpose, said the required one million pounds were on the way.

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills over 45

A suicide bomber attacked spectators at a crowded volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, a provincial official said.

France: Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in Rennes

The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city's town hall during the building of a new metro line in the capital of the Brittany region of western France, said mayor Nathalie Appere.

UK plans new internet ‘snooping’ powers

Two years after a draft bill seeking to compel ISPs to store communications data provoked ire and was finally abandoned, Britain is planning to give the police powers to forces ISPs to hand over details linked to IP addresses to help identify criminal suspects.

Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram extremists killed 48 fish vendors after setting up a roadblock near Nigeria's border with Chad, the head of their association said Sunday, in the latest violence to hit the country's volatile northeast.

Obama approves fresh guidelines for US military in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has approved plans giving US military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after US and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration official said.

Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media

Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal 'newspaper' for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. While newspapers cling on to their 'ancient' business model, social media organisations are making the news more personal.

Al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits Japan, 39 injured

A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people.

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