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Miftah Ismail Resigns: Pakistan's finance minister Miftah Ismail during an interview in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistan's finance minister Miftah Ismail set to resign amid economic crisis

Pakistan's finance minister Miftah Ismail said on Sunday he planned to formally resign from the role, a change that comes as the country grapples with an economic crisis exacerbated by destructive flooding. Ismail and the country's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif are currently in London and due to return to Pakistan early next week. Read more: Video: Massive fire breaks out at world's biggest produce market in Paris Adding to the crisis, devastating floods engulfed large swathes of Pakistan this month.

Turkey Earthquake: Rescue workers help a wounded person next to the rubble in Hatay.

Turkey declares seven days of national mourning following deadly earthquakes

Turkey has declared seven days of national mourning after earthquakes jolted southern provinces of the country. At least 1,541 people were killed and 9733 others were injured when two earthquakes hit southern provinces of Turkey on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay. According to AFAD, there is no tsunami threat to the Eastern Mediterranean coasts in Turkey.

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