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Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

Russia plays chicken over Putin Kiev comment

Russia threatened on Tuesday to release a recording of a disputed conversation, putting the EU on the spot over allegations that President Vladimir Putin threatened he could capture Kiev in two weeks.

Pak army chief meets PM Sharif, talk swirls of govt’s exit

Hundreds of anti-government protestors stormed the headquarters of state-owned Pakistan Television on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off air, as fresh clashes erupted and the army gave the government an ultimatum to end the impasse soon. I will neither resign, nor go on leave, says Pak PM

British PM Cameron outlines plan to tighten anti-terror measures

Scrambling to meet the security and political challenges posted by British jihadists who travel to Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced new measures to stop them from returning to the country.

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate internet

Iran’s president urged the country’s clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.

Rebels advance, Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘undisguised aggression’

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of “direct and undisguised aggression” which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev’s forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.

I will neither resign, nor go on leave: Pakistan PM

Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he will neither resign nor go on leave, even as anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri continue to mount pressure on him to step down.

Soon, will water also be sold like oil and minerals?

Shrinking water resources across the world will mean that its supply may resemble the market for oil and minerals, according to water experts at the University of Leicester.

Mom, is that you? Chinese man looking to adopt a mother offers $162,000

A Chinese man in his thirties who wants to adopt a well-educated woman to be his mother is offering $162,000 to the right candidate. The applicants should be at least 57 years old, well-educated, with no history of drug use.

FIR against Sharifs amended to include terrorism, blasphemy

Police on Monday included 'terrorism andblasphemy' charges in the FIR registered against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz and senior officials for their alleged role in the killing of 14 supporters of fiery cleric Tahirul Qadri.

Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

Moscow and Kiev representatives will meet in Minsk Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state.

2,000-year-old Roman wooden toilet seat discovered

The wooden toilet seat was discovered in the deep pre-hadrianic trenches at the Roman fort of Vindolanda, which was a key military post on the northern frontier of Britain before the building of Hadrian's Wall.

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.
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