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Sinking of Mediterranean migrant boat amounts to ‘mass murder’: UN rights chief -
UNITED NATION, Sept 19 (APP): The UN’s top human rights official Friday urged Egypt and other North African and European states to help bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in last week’s “truly horrendous incident” in the Mediterranean.


UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak 'threat to peace, security' -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (APP): The United Nations Security Council  Thursday night declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the U.N. will deploy a new emergency health mission to combat one of most horrific diseases on the planet that has shattered the lives of millions.



Afghanistan must reach unity govt deal soon, or risk conflict: UN envoy -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 (APP): There is "quite simply no better way forward" other than a unity government in Afghanistan, U.N. envoy Jan  Kubis told the Security Council from Kabul in his final briefing in that capacity.



Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013: UN-backed report -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 (APP): A new U.N.-backed report launched Thursday reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate-and weather-related events, almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.


UN Mideast envoy announces deal on reconstruction in Gaza -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (APP) : With the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire holding in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations has reached agreement with Israel and Palestinian Authority on a new reconstruction mechanism for the enclave to kick start recovery and rehabilitation and give hope to the people there, a senior UN envoy announced.


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Imran leads green Pakistan contingent at dazzling Asian Games opening
From Ehsan Qureshi

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 19 (APP): Olympian Hockey Captain Muhammad Imran led the Pakistan Contingent at the XVII Asian Games which opened with a glittering, colorful and dazzling opening ceremony at Incheon Main Stadium here on Friday evening.
 
Ganguly wants revival of Indo-Pak matches
ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly believes Indo- Pak matches are bigger than the Ashes hoping that peace prevails and the bilateral matches between both countries can be played again creating more wonderful memories.
 
Premier Football League begins September 20
ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): The 11th Pakistan Premier Football League will be staged at three different venues across the country from September 20 with a total of 12 teams competing in the extravaganza.
 
Lahore Lions need persistence in batting order: Akmal
ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): Wicketkeeper and batsman Kamran Akmal has said  that team of Lahore Lions is doing great in T20 Champions League and asked captain Mohammad Hafeez to keep continuity in the batting order. 
 
KP Inter-District Football Championship from Sept 20
PESHAWAR, Sept 19 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-District Football Championship will be commencing from today (Saturday) here at Sumbal Khan Football ground, Qayyum Sports Complex.
 
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President Obama to receive President Zardari at White House PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (APP): The White House has announced that President Barack Obama  will welcome President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss U.S.-Pakistan cooperation in wide-ranging areas under the strategic partnership.White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that the two leaders will discuss issues ranging from economic reform, democracy to counterterrorism efforts.President Zardari is due to arrive in Washington later Thursday for a memorial service for Richard Holbrooke, who served as U.S. Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan until his death in Decmeber 2010.

The meeting between the Pakistani and U.S. presidents takes place just two days after Vice President Joe Biden met with President Zardari and other top leaders in Islamabad on Wednesday, assuring of Washington’s commitment to lon-term relaionship with Pakistan.
According to White House spokesman, Presidents Obama and Zardari “will discuss aspects  of the US-Pakistan strategic partnership, including our mutual commitment to economic reform, support for democracy and good governance, and joint efforts to combat terrorism.”
Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani Wednesday said President Zardari will also disucss relations with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Notwithstanding the political noise that is frequently manifested in parts of media in both countries, Pakistan and the United States are engaged in a very robust strategic partnership aimed at creating stability in South Asia,” Haqqani told Washington-based Pakistani journalists at the embassy.
President Zardari will also meet co-chair of Congressional Pakistan caucus working on the Capitol Hill to promote bilateral relations.
 

     

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