At least 25 die in rain-related incidents across Punjab

LAHORE: At least 25 people died on Thursday in rain-related incidents across Punjab. At least six of a family died when the roof of their residence caved in in Lahore's Mozang Town. Two women were among the dead when the roof of the dilapidated house collapsed in Mozang's Chah Meeran. Also, a labourer was injured when a two-storey building under construction collapsed in the provincial capital's Johar Town. A rescue operation was underway in the area. The heavy downpour has resulted in the inundation of many low-lying areas in Lahore. Moreover, four people, including two children, were killed in separate incidents of roof collapse in the Godhpur and Green Town areas of Sialkot as a result of torrential rains. Three people died when the roof of a house collapsed in the town of Kamoki in Gujranwala district. Schedules of flights and trains has also been affected as a result. The deaths come as the Pakistan Meteorological Department warned that all rivers in Punjab would likely be in “very high” to “exceptionally high” flood from Sept 5 to 7 because of expected intensification of the current spell of fairly widespread rains reported from various parts of the country. The current spell is being generated by the first well-marked low pressure of the monsoon season that is moving towards Pakistan via Indian Rajasthan, moist current from the Bay of Bengal and a trough of westerly wave persisting over northern parts of the country.

US to hold new nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva

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IS ´not invincible,´ weakened by air strikes: US official

WASHINGTON: Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria pose a genuine threat to the West but are "not invincible," and US air strikes have exposed their weaknesses, a top US intelligence official said Wednesday.

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Three Pakistani soldiers die in mud-sliding along LoC: army

ISLAMABAD: At least three Pakistani army personnel died and three others were injured early on Thursday due to mud-sliding in the Kailer sector near Bagh on the line of control (LoC).

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Egypt announces Gaza war ceasefire

Egyptian state media announced that a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas is taking effect Tuesday, halting the seven-week Gaza war which has killed over 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians.

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Tahirul Qadri hails LHC's 'ruling against Shahbaz Sharif'

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India, Pakistan agree to lessen LOC strain: ISPR

RAWALPINDI – Director General (DG) Operations from both countries, Pakistan and India while talking via the hotline, mutually agreed to lessen the present strain on the working boundary ‎and the Line of Control (LOC) between the two countries,

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Imran Khan's allegations pile of lies: Iftikhar Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD:– Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that rigging allegations on him were baseless. He said that he answered all the allegations in the notice sent to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan.

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Army Chief, PM Nawaz agree to resolve current crisis soon

ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Tuesday, Both discussed country’s prevailing political situation including protests outside the Parliament House.

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Temple stampede in central India kills at least 10

BHOPAL(By AFP) A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India killed at least 10 people and injured scores early Monday, the latest in a string of deadly accidents at mass religious events, officials said.

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Qadri gives govt 48-hour ultimatum to wrap up assemblies

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Allama Tahirul Qadri Monday gave the incumbent government a new deadline of 48 hours to wrap up assemblies.

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