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2 killed, 450 injured in police crackdown on protesters in Pak

Islamabad, Aug 31: At least two persons were killed and about 450 others injured overnight when police baton- charged hundreds of anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri who marched towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence here demanding his resignation.

The clashes started after Tehrik-e-Insaf chairman Khan...

Pak political drama nears end after army chief intervenes

Islamabad, Aug 29: 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.

Pakistan...

Rice Bucket Challenge: Water-starved South Asia fills buckets with rice, not ice

Kathmandu, Aug 27: Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with rice and other supplies for the needy.

Since June, thousands of people worldwide have doused themselves...

Teenager dies after suspected ice bucket challenge goes horribly wrong

Aug 26: The death of a teenager who drowned in a disused quarry was last night being investigated as possibly the first fatality linked to the ice bucket challenge craze.

Cameron Lancaster, 18, died after disappearing under the water at Prestonhill Quarry in Inverkeithing,...

30-day quit call to PM non-negotiable: Imran Khan

Islamabad, Aug 25: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said his call for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down for a 30-day period is non-negotiable and the ball is now in the government's court, media reported Monday.

"It is an ultimate compromise...

Khan, Qadri march to Parliament inside Islamabad's 'Red Zone'

Islamabad, Aug 20: Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri tonight marched with thousands of their supporters towards the Parliament, entering the heavily fortified 'Red Zone', the capital's diplomatic and political enclave, even as minor clashes took place between anti-government protesters and security personnel....

Pak anti-government protesters threaten to invade Red Zone

Islamabad, Aug 17: Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan today warned the PML-N government that thousands of his supporters could enter the high-security Red Zone here if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif refuses to quit, as popular cleric Tahir-ul Qadri issued a 48-hour ultimatum demanding the same.

Both Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman...

Book Sharif in murder case, says Pak court

Lahore, Aug 17: A Pakistani court on Saturday ordered framing of murder charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz and 19 others over violence in June near Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri's headquarters here, which killed 14 of his supporters.

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4 Indian doctors want to return home from Ebola-hit Nigeria

New Delhi, Aug 13: Four Indian doctors, who claim they are being forced to treat Ebola patients against their will in Nigeria, want to return home and appealed to the Indian government to facilitate this.

The Abuja-based Indian private hospital Primus where they are...

UN names 3 experts to probe Gaza war crimes

Geneva, Aug 12: The UN has named three experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

William Schabas, a Canadian professor of international law, will...