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Obama: US troops will have no combat mission in Iraq

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE: President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that US troops have no combat mission in Iraq, after his...

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Number of billionaires hits record high in 2014

ISLAMABAD: The number of billionaires around the world has risen by 155 to 2,325, a 7% increase, according to the...

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One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN

ISLAMABAD:  One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, said a UN report...

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Fijians head to polls for first post-coup general election

SUVA: Voters in Fiji headed to the polls on Wednesday for the first time in eight years, following a decision...

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Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)

SAN FRANCISCO: The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in...

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Rising sea levels to cost Australia billions: study

SYDNEY: Rising sea levels could threaten infrastructure worth more than Aus$226 billion (US$205 billion) in Australia if climate change is...

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UN says Palestinians, Israelis reach deal on Gaza reconstruction

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin...

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Philippines evacuates thousands as volcano glows red

MANILA: The Philippines has evacuated more than 12,000 people from around the foot of its most active volcano as the...

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WHO for more medical workers to contain Ebola outbreaks in West Africa

ISLAMABAD: The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan called for more international medical workers to contain Ebola...

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Rates of camps at holy places to be reduced during Hajj

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar,has said the ministry will reduce occupancy rates of camps at the holy places from...

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ISLAMABAD: With nearly a fourth of its 1.1 billion population hungry, India indeed is...
 
 
World tourism numbers up 4.6 percent in first half: UN MADRID: International tourist numbers grew 4.6 percent in the first half of 2014, boosted by...
 
 
Australia reveals 12 asylum-seeker boats turned away SYDNEY: Australia on Thursday revealed it has turned back 12 asylum-seeker boats and prevented 45...
 
 
India says Modi raised China border incursions with Xi NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of incursions by Chinese troops...
 
 
US House approves plan to train Syria rebels in IS fight WASHINGTON: US lawmakers voted Wednesday to authorize training and arming of Syrian rebels to combat...
 
 
Nigerian troops kill ‘several’ insurgents: army ABUJA: Several Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in a fierce battle with Nigerian troops...
 
 
 
Lufthansa cancels 140 flights over pilot strike
10th September 2014
BERLIN: Germany’s biggest airline Lufthansa said it cancelled 140 flights taking off or landing in Munich on Wednesday owing to an eight-hour walkout by its pilots over changes to early retirement rules. The number accounts for around half...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Health workers death toll mounts in W.Africa as Ebola spreads
1st September 2014
LAGOS:Nigeria’s health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners on Monday as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare workers. Nigeria on Sunday confirmed a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20,000 rally in Bangladesh against media crackdown
19th August 2014
DHAKA:At least 20,000 opposition supporters rallied in the Bangladeshi capital on Tuesday to demand the abolition of a new government policy that critics say would muzzle independent television and radio stations. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indian PM writes letter to Nawaz Sharif
7th September 2014
ISLAMABAD: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter written to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sunday expressed great distress that the retreating monsoon rains have played havoc in many parts of two countries. The Indian Prime Minister in...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PIMA invites surgeons to get registered for relief work in Gaza
29th August 2014
KARACHI: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) here on Friday announced to despatch its third team of doctors to Gaza by end of September this year. A PIMA spokesman said there was urgent need of general surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Millions lose Internet access in US
28th August 2014
NEW YORK: Time Warner Cable apologized for a “very serious failure” after millions of people across the United States were knocked off the Internet on Wednesday because of a fault. An estimated 11 million Internet subscribers were hit...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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