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Pakistan election: Imran Khan leads in early counting Ex-cricketer Imran Khan leads Pakistan elections

With votes counted in 49% of stations, PTI party is leading in 119 of 272 contested National Assembly constituencies


Myanmar flooding displaces more than 16,000 people Over 16,000 displaced by Myanmar floods

The extreme flooding comes just days after a burst dam in Laos flooded several villages leaving many dead and hundreds more missing


West Bengal now 'Bangla' as local Assembly passes bill West Bengal now 'Bangla' as local Assembly passes bill

However, the change in name will only happen once the Indian home ministry approves the resolution


Israel intercepts rocket from Gaza after border exchange Israel intercepts rocket from Gaza after border exchange

The cross-border exchange takes place a few days after Gaza's Hamas rulers agreed to a cease-fire with Israel


Beijing blast: Small explosive device set off near US embassy Small blast near US embassy in Beijing

Apart from the attacker, there were no injuries reported and officials say police responded immediately


Venezuela to remove five zeroes from currency

Venezuela to remove five zeroes from currency

Maduro announces in a cabinet meeting that an “economic recovery” programme involving “monetary reconversion” would commence August 20


29 killed, 5 missing in Vietnam’s flooding 29 killed in Vietnam’s flooding

Typhoons and tropical depressions are more likely to hit the northern part of the sea at the beginning of this rainy season


Trump delays proposed Putin meeting until 2019 Trump delays proposed Putin meeting until 2019

The Trump administration proposes second summit with Putin and declares the US will never recognize Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea


Tokyo Sarin attack: Japan executes last Aum Shinrikyo members on death row Last Sarin attack cult members executed

The Sarin attack, Japan's worst terror incident, killed 13 people and injured thousands more


Attack on security convoy in Afghanistan's Kabul kills 3

Attack on security convoy in Kabul kills 3

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack


Republicans launch bid to impeach US deputy attorney general Bid to impeach US deputy attorney general

House of Representatives conservatives have filed articles of impeachment in an effort to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein


Trump: US and EU agree to work towards lower trade barriers US and EU 'deal' to avoid trade clash

The two would work for zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto goods


Ex-cricketer Khan leads Pakistan elections in early counting Imran Khan leads Pakistan elections

Mr Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party leading in 116 of 272 contested National Assembly constituencies, according to Pakistan's Geo News


Pakistan politician rejects election result Pakistan politician rejects election result

Shahbaz Sharif, who heads the Pakistan Muslim League party, said the results of Wednesday's vote were being tampered


Syria war: More than 200 dead in suicide attacks More than 200 dead in Syria attacks

The Islamic State group (IS) says it carried out the attacks


At least 27 feared dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide 27 feared dead in Myanmar landslide

The latest disaster hit remote Set Mu sub-township early on Tuesday following heavy rains in the area


PPP terms Pakistan elections 'inexcusable & outrageous' PPP terms Pakistan elections 'inexcusable & outrageous'

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says he has not received the official results from any of the seats that he is contesting even after past midnight


Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N rejects poll results PML-N rejects Pakistan election results

"I am forced to say that we completely reject these results," Shahbaz declares, alleging that there has been a "blatant violation of public's mandate"


PTI ahead with 109 NA seats at 26% vote count Imran Khan's PTI ahead with 109 NA seats

26 per cent of polling stations results show the PTI is leading with 109 constituencies, while the PML-N trails behind with 67 and the PPP 38 seats


Three killed as Israel strikes Gaza in fresh flare-up Three killed as Israel strikes Gaza in fresh flare-up

The Israeli army says it carried out artillery strikes against seven military targets belonging to Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas


No new Trump-Putin talks until next year: White House No new Trump-Putin talks until next year

Helsinki summit on July 16 drew fierce criticism at home, but the White House has said plans are underway for a follow-up meeting


Counting begins in suspenseful Pakistan election Counting begins in suspenseful Pakistan election

Gallup Pakistan estimated turnout at between 50 to 55 percent in an electorate of nearly 106 million, similar to the previous contest in 2013


Ex-cricket star may be on the verge of win in Pakistan Ex-cricket star may be on the verge of win in Pakistan

The new prime minister will have to address Pakistan's dire economy, including a dangerously low foreign exchange reserve, heavy debt load to China


Greek wildfires death toll rises to 79

Greek wildfires death toll rises to 79

There was no official number released as to how many people might be missing


Prisoners in mass breakout after 'riot' at Australia jail Mass breakout after Australia jail 'riot'

A total of 10 inmates escaped Greenough Regional Prison, 400 km (250 miles) north of Perth


31 killed in explosion at Pakistan polling station 31 killed in explosion at Pakistan polling station

The attack in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, also wounded 35 people and several were reported to be in critical condition


Syria war: Suicide attacks in the south kill 38 Syria suicide attacks kill 38

The attacks take place in and around the government-held city of Sweida


Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model's story Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model's story

The audio recording , surreptitiously made by Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen two months before the 2016 presidential election



Novichok: Victim found poison bottle in branded box Novichok bottle 'was found in branded box'

Police are believed to have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on Russian former spy Mr Skripal and his daughter



Greece wildfires: Search continues after at least 74 killed Search for Greece wildfire survivors

Italy, Germany, Poland and France have all sent help in the form of planes, vehicles and firefighters, while Spain and Cyprus have offered assistance


Pakistan Muslim League's chief casts vote

Pakistan Muslim League's chief casts vote

Sharif, the younger brother of disgraced ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, took over the ruling Pakistan Muslim League last year


Israel shoots down Syrian warplane as Golan frontier heats up Israel shoots down Syrian warplane

The incident added new fuel to weeks of tensions over the Golan, a strategic plateau between the two old enemies


Japan's heatwave death toll climbs to 80 Japan's heatwave death toll climbs to 80

Temperatures neared 40 degrees on Tuesday in many cities, just off Monday’s record of 41.1 in the city of Kumagaya northwest of the capital


Brazilian student, 3 others killed in Nicaragua amid unrest 4 killed in Nicaragua amid unrest

The violence has come hours after Ortega said in an interview with Fox News that the country was returning to normal


Pakistan Election 2018 Polls: Voting begins across 85,000 booths Pakistan voting begins

About 4,00,000 police officers and 371,388 army personnel have been deployed at the booths as a precautionary security measure


20 people killed in Laos dam collapse

20 people killed in Laos dam collapse

At least 100 people are still missing, and thousands have lost their homes


Military fans out across Pakistan ahead of election Military fans out across Pakistan ahead of election

Armed soldiers watch closely as election officials in Islamabad Tuesday distributed ballot boxes and voting materials for polling stations


Nepal minister quits over remarks on female students in Bangladesh Nepal minister quits over remarks on female students

Tamang comments that female students in Bangladesh pursuing MBBS degree have to sell themselves in order to earn a certificate


UK public servants get pay hike after years of austerity UK public servants get pay hike

Teachers will get 3.5 percent more pay, the armed forces will get a 2.9-percent rise and prison officers will get an increase of 2.75 percent

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