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Iran dismisses UN resolution as 'political'
Tehran, Dec 19 (IANS) Iran has criticised the UN General Assembly's "political" resolution on alleged human rights violations in the country.

Friday, December 19, 2014 4:50:06 PM

Hong Kong ex-chief secretary found guilty of graft
Hong Kong, Dec 19 (IANS) Former Hong Kong chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan was found guilty Friday of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok and two middlemen.

Friday, December 19, 2014 4:10:13 PM

Pakistan PM chairs high-level security meeting
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday chaired a high-level meeting at the army headquarters in Rawalpindi to discuss national security in the aftermath of the Peshawar massacre that left 148 people dead.

Friday, December 19, 2014 3:58:12 PM

US drone kills eight militants in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) At least eight militants were killed in a US drone strike Friday along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, a media report said.

Friday, December 19, 2014 3:10:20 PM

Golfer Watson donates $9,250 to charity
Bangkok, Dec 19 (IANS) Masters Tournament champion Bubba Watson has showed his generosity by donating all his prize earnings at the recent Thailand Golf Championship to the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation.

Friday, December 19, 2014 3:10:18 PM

Stress triggering diabetes in developing nations
"Our findings indicate that people who leave a rural lifestyle for an urban environment are exposed to high levels of stress and tend to have higher levels of the hormone cortisol," said one of the study authors Peter Herbert Kann from Philipps University in Marburg, Germany.

Friday, December 19, 2014 3:02:23 PM

After bail, Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi detained again
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi, who was granted bail Thursday, has now been detained under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail, Dawn reported Friday.

Friday, December 19, 2014 3:02:21 PM

Lakhvi's release is insult to Peshawar victims: daily
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) The release on bail of Mumbai terrorist attack mastermind Zakiur-Rehman Lakhvi is an insult to the students massacred in Peshawar and must be reversed, a Pakistani newspaper said Friday.

Friday, December 19, 2014 2:26:21 PM

Four detained over Peshawar school attack
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) At least four suspects, including a woman, have been detained from Pakistan's Punjab province in connection with the Peshawar school attack that claimed 148 lives, Dawn online reported Friday.

Friday, December 19, 2014 2:14:08 PM

Pakistani Army headquarters attack accused to be executed
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Preparations to execute Aqeel alias Doctor Usman for attacking the Pakistan Army's headquarters in 2009 have been completed and the execution is to be carried out within next 24 hours, Dawn reported Friday.

Friday, December 19, 2014 2:10:05 PM

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