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'Pak used US anti-terror military aid to fight India'

Testifying before a Congressional Committee, Ronald Neumann, former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, said the State Department on Terrorism ranks Pakistan as having the highest level of terrorist incidents of any country in the world. Screen grab

Most of the American military aid to Islamabad for counterinsurgency has gone into buying equipment to fight India, a former US diplomat has told lawmakers...

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said today, warning that the toll is expected to rise. AP photo

Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270......

UN, US announce 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

The United Nations and United States announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a 'unconditional humanitarian ceasefire' in Gaza for a period of 72 hours starting today, allowing both sides to negotiate on a 'durable' armistice. AP photo

The United Nations and United States announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a 'unconditional humanitarian ceasefire' in Gaza for a period of 72...

UN official in Gaza cries on camera

A spokesman of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main UN body in Gaza, burst into tears on camera when asked by an Arab news station to explain the scale of civilian suffering. Screen Grab

A spokesman of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main UN body in Gaza, burst into tears on camera when asked...

PLA acknowledges 2013 incursion at Depsang Valley for 1st time

For the first time, the Chinese military today acknowledged last year's incursion at the Depsang Valley in Ladakh region and said such incidents occurred due to different perception about the Line of Actual Control / Screen Grab

For the first time, the Chinese military today acknowledged last year's incursion at the Depsang Valley in Ladakh region and said such incidents occurred due...

Jihadists order total cover-up for Syrian women

'Women... are completely forbidden from showing their eyes', said the statement, which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said was distributed in IS-controlled areas of Deir Ezzor province in the east / Screen Grab

The jihadist Islamic State has imposed a strict dress code for women in eastern Syria, forbidding them from showing any part of their bodies, a...

No ceasefire without destruction of tunnels: Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday said Israel will continue to destroy underground tunnels in Gaza regardless of any possible cease-fire agreement even as the toll in the coastal enclave touched 1,363 / Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday said Israel will continue to destroy underground tunnels in Gaza regardless of any possible cease-fire agreement even as the...

Bodies of 20 people recovered from Karachi beaches

A Pakistan Navy helicopter evacuates a recovered body of a victim who drowned over Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Scores of people drowned despite a ban on entering and bathing in the sea due to high tides, after thousands of people turned up on various beaches of Karachi to celebrate Muslims festive day of Eid. (AP Photo)

Bodies of at least 20 people who had drowned while bathing in the sea during Eid celebrations have been recovered from two separate beaches here,...

Ukraine announces halt to offensive over MH17 probe

Kiev today announced a day-long halt to its deadly offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine after fighting had stalled efforts by international investigators to kickstart a probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 / Ap file photo

Kiev today announced a day-long halt to its deadly offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine after fighting had stalled efforts by international investigators...

Divided US chamber approves lawsuit against Obama

A sharply divided US House of Representatives has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama contending that he has exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law. AP file photo

A sharply divided US House of Representatives has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama...

Gaza toll 1,363 as Israel calls up more reservists

At least 92 Palestinians were killed today, including 20 at a UN-run school, in fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and the death toll sharply rose to 1,323 despite the Jewish nation agreeing to observe a four-hour humanitarian pause. AP photo

The toll in the ongoing Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has escalated to 1,363, the Palestinian health ministry said Thursday even as Israel called...

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An man holds a cycle and wades through a flooded street as it rains in Mumbai. Heavy rainfall...

An man holds a cycle and wades through a flooded street as it rains in Mumbai. Heavy rainfall...

A traditional Teej procession at Tripolia Gate in Jaipur on Thursday...

A traditional Teej procession at Tripolia Gate in Jaipur on Thursday...

Gold medal winner Vikas Shive Gowda of India throws the discus in the final at Hampden Park...

Gold medal winner Vikas Shive Gowda of India throws the discus in the final at Hampden Park...

South Africa's Rhett Halkett, right, vies for the ball with India's Chandanda Nikkin, during...

South Africa's Rhett Halkett, right, vies for the ball with India's Chandanda Nikkin, during...

Arvind Panwar makes his way towards the finish line in the Men's Time Trial during...

Arvind Panwar makes his way towards the finish line in the Men's Time Trial during...

Dipa Karmakar of India performs during the women's gymnastics vault apparatus final at the 2014...

Dipa Karmakar of India performs during the women's gymnastics vault apparatus final at the 2014...

Babita Kumari wrestles with Canada's Brittanee Laverdure during the women's Freestyle...

Babita Kumari wrestles with Canada's Brittanee Laverdure during the women's Freestyle...

People at waterlogged Shivaji Chowk, Bhiwandi after heavy rains near Mumbai on Thursday...

People at waterlogged Shivaji Chowk, Bhiwandi after heavy rains near Mumbai on Thursday...

NDRF personnel with a body of a victim of landslide at Malin village on Thursday...

NDRF personnel with a body of a victim of landslide at Malin village on Thursday...

A crack seen on the highway caused by the erosion due to heavy rains at Kasara Ghat...

A crack seen on the highway caused by the erosion due to heavy rains at Kasara Ghat...

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