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         11 killed in Pakistan building collapse    
 
KARACHI: At least 11 people, including two women and two children, were killed and 18 others injured when a three-storey building collapsed in Pakistan’s Sindh province.

 
         Both sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq: UN    
 
 
GENEVA: Both Islamist fighters and, to a lesser extent, Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, a senior UN official said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.

 
         I will neither resign, nor go on leave: Pakistan PM    
 
ISLAMABAD: Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he will neither resign nor go on leave, even as anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri continue to mount pressure on him to step down.

 
         Pak's Parliament holds emergency session to discuss pol crisis    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Parliament is holding a joint emergency session here today to support embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discuss the deepening political crisis that has triggered violence and brought the powerful army at the centre stage.

 
         Khan, Qadri booked under anti-terrorist act    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have been booked under the anti-terrorist act for attempting to attack Pakistan's parliament.

 
         Japan to invest USD 34 billion in India, no nuke deal    
 
 
TOKYO: Japan today announced doubling of its private and public investment in India to about USD 34 billion over the next five years even as the two countries decided to elevate their ties to a Special Strategic Global Partnership but failed to conclude a civil nuclear deal.

 
         Clashes resume in Islamabad as pressure mounts on Sharif to resign    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Anti-government protesters armed with rocks and wooden clubs clashed with police in Islamabad on Monday, hours after the powerful army called for a peaceful resolution to the political crisis rocking Pakistan.

 
         Ten dead in Peru bus crash    
 
LIMA: At least ten people have been killed and 49 others injured when a bus plunged into a deep ravine in Peru. The bus went off the road and fell into ravine in southern Peru’s Moquegua region for unknown reasons, Efe reported citing local media.

 
         Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, says housing group    
 
 
GAZA CITY (Gaza Strip): An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.

 
         Sharif shifts to his residence in Lahore    
 
 
LAHORE: Fearing backlash from anti-government protesters, roads leading to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Lahore residence, where he is currently residing, have been blocked and heavy contingent of police deployed. The move came after Imran Khan and moderate cleric Tahir-ul Qadri's supporters were baton-charged outside the prime minister's official residence in Islamabad.

 
         Eight killed, 100 injured in Pak police clashes    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: At least eight people have been killed and over 100 injured in the clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan as the protesters marched towards the Prime Minister’s house.

 
         Kerry urges global 'coalition' to fight ISIS jihadists    
 
 
DAMASCUS: US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters' "genocidal agenda" after President Barack Obama admitted he had no strategy to tackle the group. Kerry's call followed a decision by Britain to raise its terror alert level over fears of possible jihadist attacks.

 
         Pakistan cleric Qadri issues 24-hour deadline for Sharif to resign    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Amid Pakistan army's mediation efforts, protesters have stepped up pressure on the embattled government with cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri setting yet another deadline of 24 hours for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to quit. In a late night development, Qadri's camp was visited by a delegation of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PAT) led by vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who convinced the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief to delay his next move.

 
         Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp heals all monkeys in study    
 
 
VANCOUVER: An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa—once more of it can be made. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after they were infected with the virus and when most were showing symptoms.

 
         Pak Army steps in; govt, protesters return to talks    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: In moves that could provide a breakthrough in the political crisis, Pakistan's powerful Army today stepped in to try and resolve the standoff between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and protesters as both sides returned to the negotiating table.

 
         Islamic State release another beheading video    
 
 
LONDON: The Islamic State (IS) has released a video showing the beheading of a Kurdish man as a warning to the forces fighting the group in northern Iraq.

 
         Pak political drama nears end after army chief intervenes    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's powerful army chief has stepped in to mediate between the embattled government and the protesters seeking resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, bringing the military back into the centre stage and signaling a possible end to the high-political drama.

 
         Murder case registered against Pakistani PM, 20 others    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police Thursday afternoon registered a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and 20 others for their alleged involvement in the police shootout June 17 that killed 14 civilian protestors in Lahore, a media report said.

 
         Pak govt agrees to Qadri's demand of FIR against Sharif    
 
ISLAMABAD: After dragging its feet for days, Pakistan government today accepted a key demand of Tahir-ul- Qadri by agreeing to register a murder case against 21 people, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for their alleged role in the clashes that killed 14 supporters of the cleric.

 
         Executions a 'common spectacle' in jihadist-held Syria    
 
 
GENEVA: Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion have become a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a UN-mandated probe charged today, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.

 
         Foreign nurses to undergo shorter tests for UK jobs    
 
LONDON: Britain has relaxed rules for employment of foreign nurses, including from India, to try and plug a severe shortage in the country's health system.

 
         First American jihadi dies fighting for ISIL in Syria    
 
 
WASHINGTON: California-born Douglas McAuthur McCain has become the first American jihadi to have died in Syria while fighting for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a terrorist outfit that has gained control of large parts of Syria and Iraq.

 
         IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France    
 
 
PARIS: IMF chief Christine Lagarde today said she is under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as finance minister.

 
         US spy agency built its own secret 'Google-like' search engine    
 
 
WASHINGTON: A top US intelligence agency has built its own secret "Google-like" search engine for about two dozen government agencies to search information through more than 850 billion communications records, including phone calls, emails and internet chats, a media report has said.

 
         Hindu leader convicted on bank fraud, money laundering charges    
 
 
NEW YORK: An Indian-origin former leader of a now defunct Hindu temple in Georgia has been convicted on multiple charges of bank fraud, money laundering and using the temple's income to fund his personal lifestyle.

 
         UN chief asks India, Pakistan to resolve issues through dialogue    
 
 
UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreign-secretary level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts.

 
         US journalist beheading video was staged: Experts    
 
 
LONDON: The gruesome video of an Islamist militant beheading an American journalist was probably staged with the actual murder taking place off-camera, according to forensic experts.

 
         Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies    
 
 
LONDON: Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded “Gandhi” and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie.

 
         New Afghan president to take office September 2: Karzai    
 
 
KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said his successor would take office on September 2, despite a slow-moving vote audit designed to eliminate fraudulent ballots cast for the two contenders. "The Afghan government is totally ready for the inauguration ceremony of the new president on the date of September 2," the presidential palace said in a statement yesterday.

 
         Pak asks for DGMO meet with India to address border firing    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said that the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan should meet to address the ongoing border tension and firing incidents, local media reported.

 
 
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