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UN and partners launch $415 million appeal to aid quake-stricken Nepal New York, Apr 30: The United Nations on Wednesday launched a $415 million emergency appeal to provide vital relief to people affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the densely populated Kathmandu Valley in Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 5,000, injuring at least 10,000 more. 30-Apr-2015
UN allocates $15 million in emergency funds for Nepal earthquake response New York, Apr 29: In response to severe devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and many strong aftershocks that have hit Nepal since 25 April, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today released $15 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations and provide immediate assistance to people in desperate need. 29-Apr-2015
Nepal quake toll touches 10,000 Kathmandu, Apr 28: The death toll in Nepal's earthquake could reach 10,000 as rescue and relief operations are going on war footing in the devastated country, officials said. 28-Apr-2015
UN responds to destruction, displacement in wake of Nepal earthquake New York, Apr 27: The United Nations relief wing said on Sunday that at least 2,200 people have died and over 5,800 are injured as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. 27-Apr-2015
Fresh earthquake jolts Nepal Kathmandu, Apr 26: A fresh quake, which is measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, hit Nepal on Sunday night,Indian Meteorological officials said. 26-Apr-2015
More than 120 dead in Nepal earthquake New Delhi, Apr 25: A massive earthquake with epicenter located about 80 km northwest of Kathmandu hit Nepal claiming more than 120 lives and causing devastating damage as it also rocked a major part of India killing at least 5 people. 25-Apr-2015
Pakistan: 5 security personnel injured in IED blast Peshawar, Apr 24: At least five security personnel were hurt in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on a van in which they were traveling in Pakistan's Peshawar city on Friday, media reports said. 24-Apr-2015
Fresh Charges slapped on Masarat Alam can keep him in jail without trial Srinagar, Apr 23: Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam, who was arrested last week, has been given fresh charges under the Public Safety Act that may keep him jail for two years without trail. 23-Apr-2015
UN welcomes Pakistan Supreme Court decision to suspend death penalty New York, Apr 22: A group of United Nations independent experts on Tuesday welcomed a recent decision made by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to suspend death sentences imposed by military courts. 22-Apr-2015
Pakistani boat with narcotics apprehended New Delhi, Apr 21: A boat with eight nationals and 232 packets of narcotics have been apprehended during a joint operation between the Indian Navy and Coast Guard in international waters off the Gujarat coast, officials said on Tuesday. 21-Apr-2015
Xi Jinping arrives in Pakistan Islamabad, Apr 20 (IBNS): Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan on Monday. 20-Apr-2015
At least 37 killed in Afghanistan twin blasts Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Apr 18 (IBNS) Twin blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad have killed at least 37 people and injured over 100, media reports said. 18-Apr-2015
Clashes erupt in Srinagar over Masarat Alam's arrest Srinagar, Apr 17: Jammu and Kashmir police resorted to tear gas shelling as clashes erupted in Srinagar after separatist Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam was arrested on Friday. 17-Apr-2015
Pak flag row: Sayeed says law will take its course Srinagar, Apr 16: After Pakistan flags were seen being hoisted in Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam's rally in Srinagar, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reacted asking Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to take "stringent" action at the earliest, with the latter assuring that law will follow its course. 16-Apr-2015
Pak flag row: FIR against Masarat, Geelani Srinagar, Apr 15: The police on Wednesday registered an FIR against senior Hurriyat leaders, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Masarat Alam Bhat , Bashir Ahmad Bhat alias Peer Saifullah and other leaders, for provocative activities and hoisting Pakistani flag in Hyderpora. 15-Apr-2015
Punjab govt challenges Lakhvi's release Islamabad, Apr 14: In a significant development, the Punjab government has challenged the Lahore High Court's (LHC) release orders for 26/11 Mumbai attack plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, media reports said on Tuesday. 14-Apr-2015
Afghan civilian casualties from ground combat rise in 2015: UN New York, Apr 13: In the first three months of 2015, civilian casualties from ground engagements rose by eight per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released on Sunday by the United Nations with warning that the toll is likely to rise in the coming summer months. 12-Apr-2015
Afghanistan: Senior Taliban commander killed in drone strike Kabul, Apr 12: A drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province has killed three people on Sunday, media reports said. 12-Apr-2015
UN mission condemns killing of Afghan civilians in spate of attacks New York, Apr 11: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday condemned the killing of at least 18 civilians over the last 24 hours in three separate incidents, and extended condolences to the families of the victims. 11-Apr-2015
26-11 plotter Lakhvi walks free from Pakistan jail Lahore, Apr 10: 26/11 Mumbai attack plotter Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi has walked free from a jail in Pakistan after the Lahore High Court ruled that his detention was illegal. 10-Apr-2015
26-11 plotter Lakhvi might walk free from Pakistan jail Lahore, Apr 9: The Lahore High Court has declared the detention of 26/11 Mumbai attack plotter Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in a Pakistan jail as illegal. He might get a release soon, said media reports in Pakistan on Thursday. 09-Apr-2015
Pakistan: Death row convict executed in Balochistan’s Machh Jail Islamabad, Apr 8: Pakistan has executed a death row convict in Balochistan’s Machh Jail on Wednesday, media reports said. 08-Apr-2015
Pakistan executes two murder convicts Islamabad, Apr 7: Pakistan has execute two death row convicts in the country's Kot Lakhpat and Sahiwal Central Jail on Tuesday, media reports said. 07-Apr-2015
Three militant attacks hit J&K inn four hours, 3 cops killed Srinagar, Apr 6: In fresh strikes by militants in Jammu and Kashmir, at least three policemen were killed in the state on Monday, officials said. 06-Apr-2015
Afghanistan explosion kills 4 Kabul, Apr 4: At least four people were killed in an explosion at Pul-i-Khumri in Afghanistan's Baghlan province on Saturday, media reports said. 04-Apr-2015
Afghanistan: UN envoy deplores latest deadly attack on civilians New York, Apr 3: The top United Nations envoy for Afghanistan has condemned “in the strongest terms” today’s deadly suicide attack in the city of Khost, in the country’s far east, which reportedly left dozens of people dead and injured. 03-Apr-2015
Afghanistan: Explosion in Khost kills 17 Kabul, Apr 2: A heavy explosion rocked Afghanistan's Khost province which left at least 17 people killed, media reports said on Thursday. 02-Apr-2015
Chinese president to visit Pakistan? Islamabad, Apr 1: Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to visit Pakistan this month, media reports said on Wednesday. 01-Apr-2015
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