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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.

Three killed, 450 injured in clashes, Pak govt reaches out to protesters

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan, who was in the middle of the shelling, vowed to take the fight to the PM house. 'Today will be decisive,' he said, calling for Nawaz Sharif's resignation.

Pak PM dismisses political crisis as 'tiny storm'

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday dismissed a political crisis triggered by protests aimed at unseating his government as 'a tiny storm' that would be ended soon.

Lesotho PM flees military 'coup' for South Africa

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane on Saturday said he had fled for his life across the border to South Africa, accusing the military of seizing power in a coup and leaving the country in flux.

Indian scientist part of global team develop Ebola therapy

A team of international researchers, including an Indian scientist, has developed a potential antibody therapy for Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), one of the two most lethal strains of Ebola.

Lesotho military seize control of police HQ, jam radio stations: Minister

Lesotho's military seized control of the tiny African kingdom's police headquarters and jammed radio stations and phones in the early hours Saturday, a government minister and member of the ruling coalition told AFP.

Ukrainian fighter jet shot down in east: Kiev

A Ukrainian fighter jet has been shot down by a Russian anti-aircraft system in the east of the country, where Kiev is fighting pro-Moscow rebels, Ukraine's military said on Saturday.
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