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UK scrambling to deal with ISIS

The UK government appeared to be scrambling to deal with the ISIS challenge on two fronts: the security aspect as well as dealing with the radicalisation of British youth amidst a plethora of legislation on human rights and the coveted idea of freedom of speech.

Thai military chief selected as interim PM

Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Thursday selected military junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha as the interim prime minister.

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

Hamas warns foreign airlines not to fly into Tel Aviv

A Hamas warning to foreign airlines to halt flights into Tel Aviv was to take effect on Thursday as a six-week war with Israel spiralled into further bloodshed after truce talks collapsed.

Eight injured in knife-attack in south China

Eight persons were wounded on Thursday night in yet another knife-attack in southern China's Guangdong Province, allegedly carried out by a 32-year-old mentally deranged man.

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland doubled in 4 yrs; Indian went there to die in 2011

Germans and Britons make up the bulk of the numbers opting to come to Switzerland to end their lives through assisted suicide, while the case of one Indian 'suicide tourist' has also been recorded in 2011, according to a new study.

Gambling, IT, booze addictions rife in Japan: study

Nearly 5% of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate of up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.

US tried, and failed, to rescue Foley held by ISIS

A US special operations team tried to rescue James Foley and other Americans held by the ISIS in July but the operation failed because the hostages had been removed to another location.

Islamabad protests: Opposition leader Imran Khan opens talks with Pakistan government

Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations Wednesday with the Pakistani government, a lawmaker from his party said, in an effort to end protests against the prime minister and overcome a political impasse.

US restaurateur Matt Haley dies after road accident in Ladakh

American restaurateur Matt Haley died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Ladakh, police said on Thursday. He was 53. According to the police, the accident happened on Monday near Ranvir Pora area in the mountainous district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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.'
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