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Iraq: US seeks verification of ‘Islamic State’ beheading of journalist James Foley

Japan: Torrential rains unleash deadly landslide killing a dozen people in Hiroshima

Palestine: Three Palestinians killed, incl 3 year-old child, in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

Palestine: Dozens Palestinians abducted by Israeli forces in West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes cave housing family near Bethlehem

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank, Israeli settlers attack cars

Palestine: Israel bombs Gaza, withdraws negotiators from Cairo

Pakistan: 18 suspected militants killed in fresh NWA, Khyber airstrikes

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

Iraq: Obama says Mosul Dam retaken from extremists with US help

Palestine: Palestinian female detainee denied family visits since her arrest in 2012

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers from West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army detonates two homes in Hebron, seals one with concrete blocs

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank

Syria: Airstrikes kill 31 terrorists in Raqqa city

Palestine: Body recovered in Shujaiyya a month after ‘massacre’ by Israel

Palestine: Hamas says Israel stalling on agreement as Gaza death toll hits 2016

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

Palestine: Palestinian arrested filming Israeli settlers throwing stones in W Bank

Israel: 5 of 64 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza invasion were killed by ‘Friendly Fire’

28th Oct 2013

India: Patna blasts: Police detain 4 suspects, probe Ranchi link

  Patna/Ranchi, (Hindustan Times): The police have detained four persons in connection with the blasts in Patna that killed at least five persons and left more than 90 injured on Sunday. They were also investigating a possible Ranchi connection to the … Continued

28th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Quetta-Karachi long march for Baloch missing persons begins

QUETTA, (The News): The long march to Karachi under the auspices of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) and Baloch Human Rights Organization (BHRO) has started from the Quetta press club Monday morning here, Geo News reported.   Winding up … Continued

27th Oct 2013

India: Serial blasts in Patna ahead of Modi’s rally; 6 dead and 20 hurt

[People gathered at Gandhi Maidan in Patna where Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is to address a rally. (HT Photo)]   Patna, (Hindustan Times): The BJP’s  Hunkar rally in Patna on Sunday was overshadowed by series of bomb blasts starting off … Continued

India: Andhra Pradesh battered by rains, death toll rises to 35
26th Oct 2013

India: Andhra Pradesh battered by rains, death toll rises to 35

[Roads are flooded as heavy rains continue to lash Srikakulam and Nalgonda districts in Andhra Pradesh. (PTI photo)] Hyderabad, (Hindustan Times  & Agencies): Hundreds of villages across Andhra Pradesh and Odisha remained submerged while road and rail was disrupted by the … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Three including an ASI killed in Karachi firing

KARACHI, (The News): Three persons including a police officer lost their lives in the recent firing and other violent incidents that occurred Saturday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, unknown gunmen opened fire in Moach Goth area of … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Bomb targeting Shi’a Muslim pilgrims kills two FC personnel in Mastung

  [File photo] MASTUNG, (Dawn & AFP]: At least two soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb hit a paramilitary van escorting a bus of Shia Muslim pilgrims in the Mastung district of Balochistan on Saturday, officials said. The incident … Continued

25th Oct 2013

India: Flood situation worsens in Odisha, Andhra, many killed, 66,000 evacuated

By Priya Ranjan Sahu Bhubaneswar/Hyderabad, (Hindustan Times & Agencies): At least four more people have been killed and 66,000 evacuated as the flood situation worsened in Odisha following incessant rain in most parts of the state for the fifth consecutive … Continued

25th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Muslim leaders condemn Rahul Gandhi’s statement on Muzaffarnagar riot victims

Lucknow, (Agencies): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said it would file a complaint before the Election Commission (EC) against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s remark that the saffron party followed “politics of hate”. Maulana Saif Abbas Naqvi, a prominent … Continued

24th Oct 2013

China: Border pact with China will help sort out many irritants

Hindustan Times: The Sino-Indian border is the longest undemarcated boundary in the world. It also happens to be disputed, has thousands of troops massed along its length and been the site of one modern-day war. What has been striking about … Continued

24th Oct 2013

US: Nawaz says he urged Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, (Agencies, Dawn): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday he urged US President Barack Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan, touching on a thorny subject in relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Sharif and President Obama were speaking … Continued

21st Oct 2013

Pakistan: Blast in train near Dera Murad Jamali kills four, injures 16

[Photo: Jang/The News] DERA MURAD JAMALI, (Dawn): An explosion struck a Quetta-bound Jaffar Express on Monday killing four persons and injuring 16 others, DawnNews reported. The train which departed from Rawalpindi was passing through Dera Murad Jamali district of the … Continued

20th Oct 2013

India: Modi tries to charm Muslims, but they still remain cagey

By Zia Haq & Mahesh Langa New Delhi/Ahmedabad, (Hindustan Times): As he towered over a special meeting at his party headquarters in June, BJP mascot Narendra Modi asked partymen not to consider Muslims “unapproachable”. They must be wooed, and not … Continued

India: Toll in Uttar Pradesh hooch tragedy climbs to 37
19th Oct 2013

India: Toll in Uttar Pradesh hooch tragedy climbs to 37

Lucknow, (IANS): With 15 more deaths reported early on Saturday, the toll rose to 37 in the illicit liquor tragedy in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district, making it one of the worst hooch tragedies in the state, police said. Uttar Pradesh … Continued

19th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Two killed in Karachi violence

KARACHI, (Dawn): Bodies of two men bearing torture marks were recovered from Karachi’s Surjani Town and Baloch Colony areas, DawnNews reported on Saturday. The bodies, however, could not be identified. Meanwhile, earlier on Friday, Mohammed Majid, 39, was gunned down … Continued

18th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Five killed in road accident in Khushab

KHUSHAB, (APP & Dawn): Five people, including three women, were killed as a result of a collision between a bus and a rickshaw at Gerot Road here on Thursday. Police said eight members of a family from officers’ colony Jauharabad … Continued

17th Oct 2013

Pakistan: KP law minister among eight killed in DI Khan suicide attack

  [Israrullah Gandapur is the most senior member of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) to have been killed so far. Photo: KP Govt.] PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least eight people, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa law minister Israrullah Gandapur, were killed Wednesday when a … Continued

15th Oct 2013

India: Stampede survivors claim they were thrown off bridge, cops deny

Bhopal, (Hindustan Times): Many people who survived the stampede on a bridge to a temple in a Madhya Pradesh town on Sunday today accused the police of throwing bodies into the river beneath, while the police denied such allegations as “absurd”. … Continued

15th Oct 2013

Pakistan: 12 injured in Quetta hand grenade attack

QUETTA, (The News): At least twelve persons including four children sustained injuries in a hand grenade attack near the vehicle of Balochistan Constabulary in the outskirts on Tuesday here, Geo News reported.   Police said that some unknown persons hurling … Continued

India: Temple stampede toll climbs to 115
14th Oct 2013

India: Temple stampede toll climbs to 115

[PTI:  People gather near the bridge on the Sindh river leading to the Ratangarh temple, where a stampede killed over 100, in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh.] PTI: The death toll in the stampede during Navratri festivities near a temple in … Continued

14th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Two killed in violent incidents in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Two persons fell prey to the firing and violent incidents in the metropolis, Geo News reported Monday.   According to the police, a man’s body bearing bullet wounds was found from Lyari area while another corpse was … Continued

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