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Assailants fire shots at US Consulate in Istanbul

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ISTANBUL: Two assailants opened fire at the United States (US) Consulate building in Istanbul on Monday, touching off a gunfight with police before fleeing the scene, Turkish media reports said. The state-run Anadolu Agency...

Man charged after eight found shot dead in Texas home

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Washington: A man who engaged police in a standoff at a Texas home has been charged with capital murder after the bullet-riddled bodies of six children and two adults were found inside, officials said...

Mali hotel hostage crisis ends, 12 dead

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BAMAKO: Four people held in a hotel in central Mali by Islamic extremists were freed on Saturday by the army and special forces after fighting since Friday left 12 people dead, Mali's defense ministry...

US senate approves new ambassador to Pakistan

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WASHINGTON: Senate of United States Saturday ratified the appointment of David Hill as new ambassador to Pakistan. President Obama appointed David Hill as an ambassador to Pakistan in March 2015. However, he will take...

Asif Zardari arrives in London for medical checkups

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LONDON: Former President and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari arrived in London here on Friday for medical checkups. He is expected to stay in London for two weeks. Asif Ali Zardari is expected to...

Fourth secular blogger murdered in Bangladesh, says activist

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DHAKA: A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka on Friday in the fourth such murder in Bangladesh since the start of the year, an activist...

Suicide attack on Saudi mosque kills 17 people: state TV

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RIYADH: A “terrorist” bomb targeting a mosque used by Saudi police killed at least 17 people Thursday in the southern city of Abha near the kingdom's border with Yemen, state television El-Ikhbariya reported. The...

24 dead after two trains derail in India

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NEW DELHI: Twenty four people have been killed after two packed trains derailed while crossing a bridge hit by floods in central India overnight Wednesday, authorities said, highlighting again safety problems with India’s crumbling...

UN chief seeks urgent funding for Palestinian refugees

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday raised alarm over a $100 million shortfall in funding for the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees and called for urgent donations. Ban said in...

At least 180 dead, a million displaced in India floods

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KOLKATA: Floods from days of torrential rain have now claimed at least 180 lives in India with one million people sheltering in relief camps after fleeing surging waters, officials said Tuesday. Rivers have burst...

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