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Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets 25 BSF posts in J&K

JAMMU: The Pakistan rangers today continued to use long range weapons to target the Border Security Force (BSF) posts and villages in RS Pura and Arnia sectors near the international border in Jammu district, police said….

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WHO says working with Liberia to intensyfy Ebola response

The announcement comes following the UN high level delegation’s meetings with government officials, NGOs and other partners to review and fill the gaps in the ongoing Ebola response. “Ebola in Liberia must be addressed to ensure a stable economy, future and society,” says Karin Landgren, the Special Representative to the UN Secretary-General. “The magnitude of this outbreak requires a higher ...

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United States: Boy held for ‘killing pet dinosaur’

A high-school student in the US state of South Carolina has been arrested and suspended from school over a writing assignment in which he claimed to have killed his neighbour’s pet dinosaur, it’s…

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CAR Gold Mine Collapse Kills 25

Reuters BANGUI— At least 25 people have died in a collapse at a gold mine 60 km (40 miles) north of the Central African Republic town of Bambari, Ahmat Negat, spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels, said on Friday. The mine at…

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MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down ...

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Stocks dip on Ukraine, ahead of Yellen talk

European stock markets turned lower on Friday, while Wall Street was expected to open flat, amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country. Investors were also looking ahead to a meeting of central bankers that might shed light on the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes. Earlier, most Asian stock markets ...

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UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Comments Geneva — The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.’s human rights office since July 2013, when it documented more than 100,000 killed. ...

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Pentagon Says Islamic State Major Threat to Stability

MOSCOW, August 22 (RIA Novosti) – The United States is warning that the Islamic State (IS) radical group presents a major threat to the stability and security of the Middle East region and long-term efforts from several countries will be required to eradicate it. “They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere ...

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India plans to ban alcohol in Kerala state

Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala have outlined plans to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state’s drink problem. Initially, more than 700 bars and some shops selling alcohol would be shut and alcohol-free days…

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469 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF

A senior official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that a total of 469 children were killed in the Gaza Strip, where the situation is “dire” because of its debilitating effect on the one million Gaza Strip inhabitants under the age…

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