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UK imams issue fatwa on British Muslim extremists

Some of the leading imams in the UK have issued a fatwa against British Muslims travelling to war zones like Syria and Iraq to join "oppressive and tyrannical" Islamic State.

Rift in Imran's party over march to PM house, 4 leaders expelled

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party on Sunday suffered a major setback after party president and senior politician Javed Hashmi criticised the cricketer-turned-politician's decision to march to PM house. Pak army's top brass meet, political crisis, violence continue

'Fatwa' among UK steps to counter ISIS challenge

Amidst differences between ruling coalition partners on ways to deal with the ISIS challenge, six British Muslim scholars have issued a 'fatwa' opposing the group's 'poisonous ideology' and prohibiting the youth from joining it in Iraq and Syria.

After Modi visit, rise in number of special prayers at Pashupati

Special prayers offered by devotees at Pashupatinath Temple have witnessed a remarkable increase since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit earlier this month.

37 children killed in string of Syria attacks: NGO

At least 37 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.

Lesotho's deputy premier "takes reins" in PM's absence: Minister

Lesotho's deputy PM, Mothetjoa Metsing, is in charge of government in the absence of the premier, a government minister said on Sunday, a day after PM Thomas Thabane accused the military of staging a coup.

Pak army's top brass meet, political crisis, violence continue

After night-long clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces that left three dead and about 450 others injured, the situation continued to be tense and uncertain in Islamabad on Sunday. Imran Khan's adventurism irks Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leaders

Beijing rules out direct nominations to elect HK leader

China on Sunday ruled out open nominations for electing Hong Kong’s leader in the first direct election slated for 2017. Instead, authorities announced that candidates fighting the election will be selected through a nomination committee, which will be a 'broadly representative' one.

Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine 'statehood'

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on 'statehood' for southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized.

US strikes help Iraqi forces enter town held by IS

The mayor of Amerli and army officers said troops backed by militias defeated fighters from the Islamic State (IS) to the east of the town. Fighting continued to the north of Amerli.

Aircraft crashes into Atlantic: NORAD

The NORAD has said it scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to aid an aircraft that appears to have crashed into the Atlantic. The aircraft took off from Wisconsin to Virginia, when it crashed into the ocean, NORAD said.

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

European Union leaders on Sunday gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.

Japan's Fujifilm may produce Ebola medicine

The company synonymous with cameras and photobooths said it could start producing Avigan, which has been approved in Japan to treat the flu but which scientists think also could crimp the vicious illness.

US cyber-warriors battling Islamic State on Twitter

The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and sarcasm.

American dreams: Hyderabad leads Indian cities in sending students to US colleges

Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO, in the late 80s made the trip from Hyderabad to the US. He wasn’t the first to do so from that city, nor the last. Hyderabad is now the largest contributor of students to US colleges and universities among all Indian cities.
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