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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.

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.
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