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Social media monitoring militant propaganda

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.

Pakistan: Imran Khan calls off talks, protests on

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan on Thursday called off talks with the government even as the national assembly unanimously rejected demands for PM Nawaz Sharif’s resignation and parliament’s dissolution.

'Executioner appears British in beheading video'

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.

Crisis commentary: Pak journos tweet their opinion on Islamabad 'uprising'

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.

Obama calls ISIS ‘cancer’ as another US journo’s life at risk

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.'

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

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.

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.

British police find more illegal immigrants

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.

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.

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

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.

111-year-old Japanese recognised as oldest 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.

Britain could end Assange row today: Ecuador prez

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said on Tuesday that Britain had the power to resolve the Julian Assange standoff "tomorrow," after the WikiLeaks founder voiced hope he would soon leave Ecuador's embassy in London.

Death toll in Japan landslide rises to 27

The number of people known to have died when a hillside collapsed in western Japan has hit 27, the government said Wednesday, with a further 10 people still unaccounted for.

Pakistan's SC summons Khan, Qadri over anti-govt protests

Protesters demanding the fall of the Pakistani government blockaded parliament and key ministries today in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed nation.

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.
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