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Gunmen opens fire at political rally in Sri Lank's Colombo, one killed Colombo, July 31: Unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire at a political rally in Sri Lanka's Colombo city, leaving one person dead. 31-Jul-2015
Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur prison Nagpur, July 30: Putting an end to all legal battle and nearly two hours after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea, 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon was hanged at Nagpur Central Prison in Nagpur on Thursday. 30-Jul-2015
Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead: BBC Kabul, July 29: Taliban leader of Aghanistan, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died two to three years ago, said a BBC report on Wednesday quoting Afghan officials even as the militant group has not yet corroborated the same. 29-Jul-2015
Children in Nepal still at risk three months after devastating quake: UNICEF New York, Jul 28: Three months after Nepal's devastating 25 April earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid, warned the United Nations's Children Fund (UNICEF). 28-Jul-2015
Two of the four terrorists killed in Gurdaspur: Nine dead so far Gurdaspur, Punjab, July 27: Two suspected Pakistani terrorists and four policemen were among nine killed in hours long gun battle in Punjab's Gurdaspur district as intermittent exchange of firing was going on between gunmen, holed up in Dinanagar police station. 27-Jul-2015
US embassy employee shot dead in Pakistan Islamabad, July 26: Unknown gunmen have shot dead a Pakistani man who was working with the United States embassy in Islamabad, media reports said on Sunday. 26-Jul-2015
Nepal: UN relief official warns emergency is not over yet New York, Jul 25: Three months after the first of the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to require and rely on urgent humanitarian assistance, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the recovering country said on Friday. 24-Jul-2015
Yakub Memon being hanged because he is a Muslim : Owaisi New Delhi, Jul 24: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi has triggered a controversy, saying 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon is being executed because he is a Muslim. 24-Jul-2015
UN Mission condemns deadly bombing in northern Afghan province New York, Jul 23: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday condemned the bombing that killed at least 19 civilians and injured at least another 28 in the Almar district of Faryab province. 22-Jul-2015
Curfew in J & K's Rajouri over Islamic flag and VHP demonstration New Delhi, Jul 22: Curfew was declared in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri town and the army held a flag march following protests after reports that activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad had burnt flags of the Islamic State. 22-Jul-2015
Afghanistan: UN welcomes establishment of electoral system reform commission New York, Jul 20: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday welcomed the establishment by the National Unity Government of an Electoral System Reform Commission in the country. 20-Jul-2015
Pakistan: Train hits car, 6 killed Islamabad, July 19: A train hit a car at an open railway crossing in Matiari district of Pakistan which killed at least six people on Sunday, media reports said. 19-Jul-2015
Pakistani troops refuse Eid sweets by Indian counterparts Wagah, Jul 18 : Amid mounting tension at the border with conflicting allegations from both sides, Pakistani rangers on Saturday reportedly refused to accept sweets from their Indian counterparts on the occasion of Eid at the Wagah-Attari border in Punjab. 18-Jul-2015
UNESCO calls for investigation into death of Indian journalist New York, July 18: The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, on Friday called on the Indian authorities to investigate thoroughly the death of reporter Akshay Singh in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on 4 July. 18-Jul-2015
Pakistan 'lodges protest' with Indian High Commissioner over drone and ceasefire violations Islamabad, July 16: Pakistan on Thursday said the Indian High Commissioner was called in the Foreign Office by the country's Foreign Secretary to lodge 'strong protest' over air space violation at Banchirian Sector on Wednesday when an Indian UAV (Spy Drone) entered Pakistan' s air space in violation of the International Law, Pakistan's territorial integrity and the two Agreements of 1991 on Air Space Violation, and SOPs of Advance Notice for Military Exercises, Military Maneuvers and Troops Movement. 16-Jul-2015
Government, UN and donors examine organization’s work in Afghanistan New York, Jul 15 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), senior Afghan Government officials and representatives from the international donor community have gathered on Tuesday in Kabul for the first of three meetings aimed at examining the role of UN entities in the country. 14-Jul-2015
In Nepal, UN and partners help quake-stricken district prepare for monsoon season New York, July 14: More than 2.8 million people remain in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance in Nepal, especially in the district worst hit by the twin earthquakes east of the capital, Kathmandu, where monsoon-triggered heavy downpours, floods and landslides will soon exacerbate their needs, the United Nations has said. 14-Jul-2015
Afghanistan: UN envoy condemns deadly suicide attack that killed 27 civilians New York, July 14: The top UN official in Afghanistan on Monday condemned the deadly attack perpetrated on Sunday in the eastern province of Khost. 13-Jul-2015
3 days after talks, Pakistan wants more evidence on 26-11 terror attacks Islamabad, July 13: Pakistan also said that Kashmir "tops the list of outstanding issues with India", an issue that did not find place in the joint statements made by the foreign secretaries of the two countries on Friday last. 13-Jul-2015
Afghanistan: IED blast kills 10 Kabul, July 12: At least 10 people were killed in a Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Afghanistan's Tagab District on Sunday, media reports said. 12-Jul-2015
Afghanistan: Security Council welcomes direct talks between Government and Taliban New York, July 11 : The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the recently held direct talks between Afghan Government and Taliban representatives as a step towards "peace and reconciliation" in the region. 10-Jul-2015
Modi, Sharif surprise Indo-Pak watchers with breakthrough talks, issue joint statement Ufa, Russia, July 10: The hour-long bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Friday in Russia produced breakthrough results, including a decision to set up military-to-military contact between the two countries and Modi's first-ever visit to Pakistan for a SAARC summit. 10-Jul-2015
Afghanistan: UN officials welcome direct talks between Government and Taliban New York, July 9 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Representative in Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom have welcomed direct talks held between Afghan Government and Taliban representatives in Islamabad, Pakistan – urging both parties to move towards reconciliation and peace. 09-Jul-2015
ISIS group's No. 2 leader in Afghanistan killed in airstrike Kabul, July 7: An air strike killed The second-in-command of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) affiliates in Afghanistan in the country's Nangarhar province. 07-Jul-2015
BSF tropper killed in Pakistan firing along LoC Srinagar, July 6: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the frontiers in Jammu and Kashmir, targeting Indian positions along the LoC and international border overnight and killing a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper. 06-Jul-2015
Indian intelligence paid militants in Kashmir: Former RAW chief New Delhi, July 4: Former chief of India's spy wing RAW, AS Dulat, has said that Indian intelligence agencies have paid militants, separatists and politicians in Jammu and Kashmir to tackle the situation in the valley. 04-Jul-2015
Afghan Ambassador Called to Pakistan Foreign Office Kabul/Islamabad, July 3: The Ambassador of Afghanistan was called to the Foreign Office and a demarche was made regarding detention of an official of Pakistan Consulate General at Kandahar by Afghan authorities, Pakistani officials said on Friday. 03-Jul-2015
Three killed as infiltration attempt by terrorists foiled in Uri sector Srinagar, Jul 3: At least three persons were killed as the Indian army foiled an infiltration attempt in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector on Friday morning. 03-Jul-2015
Village head shot dead by suspected militants in J & K Srinagar, Jul 2: A village head was shot dead by suspected militants at Wagum village in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday. 02-Jul-2015
18 die in landslides as heavy rains lash Darjeeling Darjeeling, Jul 1: At least 18 people have been killed in landslides in the Darjeeling hills since Tuesday. 01-Jul-2015
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