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CPJ's Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award, previously known as the Burton Benjami Memorial Award, was renamed in 2017 to honour a veteran journalist

Dawn editor honoured with CPJ press freedom award

Trump hails arrest of alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind Trump hails arrest of Mumbai attacks mastermind

Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million US bounty on his head, is taken into custody earlier in the day following a raid by counter-terrorism forces in the eastern Pakistani city of Gujranwala


Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán sentenced to life in prison Mexican drug lord El Chapo gets life in prison

Mexican drug kingpin Guzmán, 62, is found guilty of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering, by a federal court in New York in February


Pakistan told to review Kulbhushan's case Pakistan told to review Kulbhushan's case

An international court has ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given to a retired Indian Navy office


Australia calls on China to allow Uighur mother and son's travel Australia calls on China to allow Uighur mother and son's travel

The Australian government has called on China to allow an ethnic Uighur mother and son to leave the country


Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Yemeni rebels Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Yemeni rebels

The Saudi military says it has intercepted a drone launched at the kingdom's southern border by…


Netanyahu makes history as Israel’s longest-serving leader Netanyahu makes history as Israel’s longest-serving leader

As Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place…


Japan urges South Korea to agree to arbitration Japan urges S Korea to agree to arbitration

Tokyo has requested arbitration of the dispute as stipulated in a 1965 treaty


India pitches to grill Dawood aide in London, Pak rushes his defence India pitches to grill Dawood aide in London, Pak rushes his defence

According to Jabir’s dossier with Indian security agencies, he is the only one of Dawood’s associates who is a trustee in the Karachi-based Islam Baba Trust, where Ibrahim, his wife, his son and two sons-in-law are trustees


Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect in Mumbai attacks Mumbai attacks suspect arrested in Pakistan

Hafiz Saeed founded the Lashkar-e-Taiba group blamed for the Mumbai attacks


With new Cabinet, Thailand replaces junta with army allies Thailand replaces junta with army allies

King Maha Vajiralongkorn presids over the swearing-in of the Cabinet


Rights groups sue Trump administration over new asylum rule Trump administration sued over new asylum rule

It is the latest attempt to stem the flow of undocumented migrants into the United States


Taliban close Afghan health facilities run by Swedish group Taliban close Afghan health facilities run by Swedish group

The committee says two staff members, a guard and a lab worker, and two other people were killed in the attack


Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch site 50 years later

On 16 July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were strapped into their Apollo spacecraft on top of the vast Saturn V rocket  and were propelled into orbit in just over 11 minutes


Rescuers look for survivors after building collapse in India Rescuers look for survivors after building collapse in India

A 16-year-old girl trapped under a heavy door was taken out by rescuers who cut through iron beams and cleared debris using hydraulic cutters


US proposes increasing merit-based immigration to 57% US proposes increasing merit-based immigration to 57%

Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner,  the son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, said having an immigration policy that would attract talented and meritorious people from across the world would create over USD 500 billion in tax revenues over 10 years


Alejandro Toledo: Peru ex-president arrested in US Peru ex-President Toledo arrested in US

Mr Toledo is accused of taking $20m in bribes from the Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht, during his time in office between 2001 and 2006


14 dead in Mumbai building collapse 14 dead in Mumbai building collapse

Among the 14 dead are two minors whose bodies have been recovered from under the debris early on Wednesday


US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran has inched its uranium production and enrichment over the limits of its 2015 nuclear deal, trying to put more pressure on Europe to offer it better terms and allow it to sell its crude oil abroad


India-Pakistan spy case ruling due at world court

India-Pakistan spy case ruling due at world court

Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, a former Indian navy officer, was arrested in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan in March 2016 on charges of espionage


Death toll in Mumbai building collapse rises to 13 Death toll in Mumbai building collapse rises to 13

The death toll likely to up further


US House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments' US House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments'

Trump has a long history of pandering to white suspicions about other ethnic groups, and the resolution criticizes him for "saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America"


US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for "genocide" and the International Criminal Court has started a preliminary probe


Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote MEPs elect first female EU Commission president

She has promised to push for the EU to play a bigger role in social welfare, to tackle poverty, and has stressed that she would stand up for women's rights


Rescuers save 2, retrieve 8 bodies after Pakistan mine blast Rescuers save 2, retrieve 8 bodies after Pakistan mine blast

The two miners rescued on Tuesday were in critical condition. On Monday, rescuers found another miner, not part of the group of 10


78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia 78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll…


52 rescued after cloud burst wrecks havoc in Pakistan 52 rescued after cloud burst wrecks havoc in Pakistan

The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) is leading the operation with the assistance of the federal National Disaster Management Authority and the military


Duterte signs Philippine law against public sexual harassment Duterte signs Philippine anti-harassment law

Businesses like restaurants and cinemas will have to display signs warning against harassment


Worsening world hunger affects 821 million: UN Worsening world hunger affects 821 million: UN

After decades of decline, malnutrition began to increase in 2015, mainly because of climate change and war. Reversing the trend is one of the 2030 targets of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals which aim to improve the planet and its people


Congresswomen hit back after Trump's tweets branded racist Don't take Trump's bait - US congresswomen

Mr Trump had suggested the four women - all US citizens - "can leave"


El Salvador: Woman faces retrial after baby died in toilet birth Murder retrial for woman who gave birth in toilet

El Salvador has some of the world's strictest anti-abortion laws


2 dead, 40 feared trapped after four-storey building collapses in Mumbai 2 dead, 40 feared trapped in Mumbai building collapses

Rescue operations are going on and 40-50 people are feared trapped


Iran nuclear deal breaches not yet significant, EU says Iran nuclear deal breaches not significant – EU

Iran stepped up production of enriched uranium, used to make reactor fuel but also potentially nuclear bombs, in May


18 people die, 14 injured in road accidents in Iran 18 people killed in road accidents in Iran

Iran's state TV says 11 died after a minibus plunged into a ravine in a valley in the central province of Isfahan


Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats

The Taliban currently control nearly half of Afghanistan and are more powerful than at any time since the October 2001 US-led invasion


Four-storey building collapses in Mumbai’s Dongri, 50 feared trapped 50 feared trapped in Mumbai building collapses

The adjoining buildings,which are in a dilapidated condition, have been vacated by the Mumbai fire brigade


Kashmir to have new cinema hall after 30 years following Governor’s nod

Kashmir to have new cinema hall after 30 years

The valley had 19 cinema halls in Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Sopore, Handwara and Kupwara but now these have turned into ruins


Arvind Kejriwal granted bail by Delhi court in defamation case Kejriwal granted bail in defamation case

The next date of hearing in the case is July 25


Monsoon floods displace millions in India Monsoon floods displace millions in India

Storms and floods have ripped through areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India, killing more than 130 people


Airspace over Pakistan reopens Airspace over Pakistan reopens

The decision to reopen the airspace is expected to particularly help Air India which had to reroute its international flights

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