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South Asia

This tweet came hours later after the UN court had said that Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence 'should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the conviction and sentence'. (Photo: AFP  | File)

Pakistan shall proceed further as per law: Imran Khan on ICJ verdict

Khan tweeted: 'Appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release & return Kulbhushan Jadhav to India.'

Representative Image. (Photo: AFP)

Post easter attacks, Sri Lanka to slash airline charges to help boost tourism

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka sharply declined in June, dealing a severe blow to the tourism industry.

The deceased suspect, Ram Bahadur Singh, a part of the banned Nepal Communist Party, is suspected by police to have carried out the explosion. (Photo: Representative Image/File)

Suspect succumbs to injuries, four injured under treatment: Nepal explosion

The deceased, Ram Bahadur Singh, a part of the banned Nepal Communist Party, is suspected by police to have carried out the explosion.

During the hearing, Saeed’s counsel insisted that Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) was not using any piece of land illegally and urged the court to accept bail pleas. (Photo: File)

Pak anti-terror court grants interim bail to JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, his 3 aides

Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore granted interim bail to Saeed and his aides - Hafiz Masood, Ameer Hamza, and Malik Zafar - until Aug 31.

Last week, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan's Punjab province registered multiple cases against Saeed and 12 of his aides, including his brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki. (Photo: File)

Hafiz Saeed challenges terror financing cases filed against him

In the petition, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief said that he has no relation with the banned LeT, Al-Qaeda or any other similar organisations.

Asia

Japan last month unveiled tough restrictions on exports crucial to South Korean tech titans like Samsung Electronics. (Photo: AFP)

South Korean man dies after self-immolation in front of Japanese Embassy

The incident comes as relations between Seoul and Tokyo feel the strain over the labour issue.

The 11th president of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013 has denied any link with the fake accounts. (Photo: File)

Fresh graft case against former Pakistan President Zardari

A new case of corruption against Zardari is registered for transferring billions of rupees to a company co-owned by him and his son.

PM Narendra Modi with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: File)

Ahead of elections in Israel, PM Netanyahu will meet PM Modi on Sept 9

Some analysts here believe that the meeting with Modi is meant to prop up his campaign right before the polls.

Kim visited a polling station in North Hamgyong province and voted for two candidates -- named Ju Song Ho and Jong Song Sik -- running for county assemblies in the area, KCNA reported. (Photo: File)

Nearly 100 per cent voter turnout in North Korea local polls, Kim Jong Un also votes

The 99.98 per cent turnout this year was a 0.01 per cent improvement on the figures registered in 2015.

Middle East

Enriching uranium to a low level of 3.6% fissile material is the first step in a process that could eventually allow Iran to amass enough highly-enriched uranium to build a nuclear warhead. (Photo: File)

Iran breaches 2015 nuclear deal's stockpile limit: sources

The semi-official Fars news agency quoted a source as saying that the United Nations’ IAEA has measured the stockpile on Monday.

The east-based Libyan National Army -- led by Khalifa Haftar -- waged an attack on the Tripoli-based and UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in a bid to take control of the region in April. (Photo: AP | Representational)

Over 5,500 people injured, 1,048 killed due to infighting in Tripoli: WHO

According to the WHO, out of the total casualties, 106 civilians have lost their lives while 289 civilians have been wounded.

In recent times, the Houthis have been increasingly using drones to target the southern part of Saudi Arabia.  (Photo: ANI | Representative)

Drone attacks on 2 Saudi airports, Houthis claim responsibility

Two recent drone strikes at Abha airport earlier this month and last month has left a person dead and over 30 injured.

A day earlier, Iran had reiterated its demands that the British Navy release of the tanker, accusing London of playing a 'dangerous game' and threatening retribution. (Photo: File)

Seized Iranian tanker will be released if oil isn't going to Syria: UK's Jeremy Hunt

The comments by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt late Saturday could help de-escalate tensions that have spiked in recent days.

'The Indian government approached asking us to open the airspace. We conveyed our concerns that first India must withdraw its fighter planes placed forward,' Aviation Secretary Nusrat, who is also the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority said. (Photo: Representational I File)

Pakistan won't open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets: Official

He further apprised the committee that Indian officials have contacted Pakistan requesting it to lift the airspace restrictions.

Africa

The siege lasted for almost 12 hours and only ended on Saturday morning after clashes with security forces. (Photo: AFP)

26 dead, 56 hurt in Somalia hotel siege, Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

'The security forces are in control now and the last terrorist was shot and killed,' Mohamed Abdiweli, a security official, said.

The year-old Ebola epidemic in eastern DR Congo, the second deadliest on record, has largely been contained to remote areas, but this week saw a patient diagnosed with the virus in provincial capital Goma, the first case in a major urban hub. (Photo: AFP)

DR Congo Ebola outbreak an emergency of global concern: WHO

The Ebola virus is highly contagious and has an average fatality rate of around 50 percent.

The video of the man has collected a ton of reactions on social media. (Instagram/otto_orondaam)

Watch: Nigerian man climbs on plane’s wing moments before takeoff

An Instagram user shared a post with two videos of the strange incident.

Following the deadly crackdown, the military council announced it was abandoning all previous agreements reached with protest leaders on a transition to civilian rule. (Photo: AFP)

Sudan violence: '60 people killed in two-day crackdown,' says doctors' group

The protest movement, in turn, dismissed the generals' promise of elections within nine months instead.

Europe

A month-long contest between former London mayor Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will end today. (Photo: AFP)

Final hours of voting in contest to become the next British PM

After a month-long contest, the postal votes of up to 160,000 grassroots Conservatives will decide the governing party's next leader.

The 48-year-old former Naval officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism on April 11, 2017. (Photo: File)

Pakistan legal team in Hague for Kulbushan Jadhav verdict

The four-day hearing in the Jadhav case started on February 18 at the ICJ headquarters in The Hague.

Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of Vatican employee, was last seen leaving a music class aged 15, and theories have circulated for decades about who took her and where her body may lie. (Photo: AP)

Vatican to dig up graves in search of teen who went missing 36 years ago

According to some theories widely circulated in Italian media, teen was snatched by mobster gang to put pressure on Vatican to recover loan.

Assange is currently serving 50 weeks imprisonment sentence in UK's Belmarsh prison for skipping bail to avoid being sent to Sweden over sexual assault allegations. The Australian whistleblower has denied the allegations against him, asserting that they were politically motivated. (Photo: ANI)

Won't extradite Assange where he could face death penalty: UK Minister

Julian Assange is facing charges by US Justice Department of violating Espionage Act and conspiring to hack into classified govt document.

'It is in both sides interest to avoid no deal and to look at how we get a deal through parliament,' said the minister. (Photo: AP)

UK Brexit minister urges EU to reopen withdrawal deal talks

'Boris Johnson has been very clear that the UK needs to leave on the 31st of October,' Barclay said.

Americas

His visit comes as Pakistan has received a $6 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite concerns expressed by the US. (Photo: AP)

Khan receives no US welcome at airport, takes metro to Pakistan envoy’s house

Acting Chief of Protocol, Mary-Kate Fisher, who had welcomed the Pakistan Prime Minister at the airport, accompanied him on the metro ride.

Some of the people who regularly attend the temple said they believe the priest was targeted. (Photo: Representational)

Hindu priest beaten near temple in US, visitors call it 'targeted attack'

The police are looking into whether the attack should be investigated as a hate crime.

July 20, 1969 Photo when astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). - On July 21, 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong is the first man to step onto the Moon, his teammate Edwin Aldrin joining him around 20 minutes later. (Photo: AFP | File)

Houston celebrates exact moment Neil Armstrong set foot on Moon 50 years ago

Thousands celebrated the ‘Moonversary’ with fireworks and music as a giant screen showed footage of the era-defining moment.

China's close ally, Pakistan, is a Muslim country and one of the most powerful members of the OIC.

Pakistan turning blind eye to human rights abuses in Xinjiang: Experts

China's close ally, Pakistan, is a Muslim country and one of the most powerful members of the OIC.

Oceania

A search of the vehicle turned up 273kg of ice, said police, who released footage of the drugs neatly packed in cardboard boxes, taped up and loaded into the back of the van. (Photo: Twitter | @nswpolice)

Watch: Bad driving leads to USD 140 million drug bust

The man slammed drug-filled van into empty police patrol car in Sydney, crushing its bonnet before speeding off, CCTV footage shows.

The police are yet to confirm the killings as they are awaiting information from a local commander, as per a local police spokesman. (Photo: ANI | Representational)

16 women, children dead in tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea

The killing took place in Karida in Hela on Monday, according to Sputnik. The reason behind the massacre is unknown.

The earthquake was reported on Sunday. (Photo: Representational Image/File)

6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Australia's beach resort town

There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties in the quake.

A 28-year-old Australian, Brenton Tarrant, a self-avowed white supremacist, has been charged with 50 counts of murder. (Photo:AP)

'Horrified' muslims avoid Christchurch mosques since NZ attacks

The Christchurch Muslim community was struggling to get worshippers to overcome their fears and return to Friday prayers.

US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift addresses an Australian National University security conference in Canberra on July 27, 2017. Swift said he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if US President Donald Trump ordered it. (Photo: AP)

US admiral ready to obey Trump nuclear strike order on China

Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt Charlie Brown later said Swift’s answer reaffirmed the principle of civilian control over the military.