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Amid many challenges facing the world, UN General Assembly's 69th session opens -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (APP):  With myriad devastating crises gripping the world, the United Nations General Assembly opened its 69th annual session Tuesday, with the body's new president calling on member states to harness opportunities and to find solutions to the challenges confronting humanity.


World hunger falls, but undernourished remain 'unacceptably high': UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): More than 800 million people - or one in every nine on the planet - suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released Tuesday stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still within reach.


Actor DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has tapped top Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.


Nearly 300,000 children head back to school in conflict-torn Syria, Gaza: UN agency -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): As the school year kicks off around the world, nearly 300,000 children Monday returned to U.N.-run classrooms in Gaza and Syria, where in both instances, the UN is trying to meet the emergency education needs of Palestine refugees in war-ravaged areas where many of their schools damaged and destroyed.


UN urges young people to engage in democracy -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): The United Nations has marked the annual International Day of Democracy with calls on young people to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world.


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FIH officials greet PHF Secretary
LAHORE, Sept 17 (APP): President, International hockey Federation (FIH) Leandro Negre and Chief Executive Officer Kelly Fairweather have congratulated Secretary ,Pakistan Hockey Federation Rana Mujahid on his election as the Vice-President of Asian Hockey Federation.
 
Pakistan focused on ICC World Cup 2015 preparations
ISLAMABAD, Sep 17 (APP): The ICC World Cup 2015 trophy made its first public appearance in Pakistan at the iconic Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore as part of its global tour.
 
Pak hockey team to feature in Indian hockey tournament
LAHORE, Sept 16 (APP) :Pakistan hockey team will take part in the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy-2014 to be held in Bhubaneswar, India from December 6-14.
 
PHF honours Tayyab Ikram on becoming CEO of Asian hockey
LAHORE, Sept 16 (APP) : Hockey community of Pakistan in general and the Lahorites in particular honoured their scion Tayyab Ikram on his appointment as the Chief Executive of Asian Hockey Federation (AFH) in a graceful ceremony organized by Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) at a local hotel here on Tuesday.
 
Asjad, Sajjad, Imran, Sattar in NBP Cup Snooker semis
KARACHI, Sept 16 (APP): Defending Champion Asjad Iqbal, Muhammad Sajjad, Imran Shahzad and Abdul Sattar advanced in the semi-finals of 6th NBP Cup National Ranking Snooker Championship after contrasting victories here at the NBP Sports Complex Billiards Hall on Tuesday.
 
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Chinese Muslims celebrate Ramadan PDF Print E-mail
BEIJING, July 21 (APP): As elsewhere around the world, in China more than 20 million Muslims on Friday marked the first day of Holy month of Ramadan as they were enjoying freedom of religion across the country.In the 600-year-old Dongguan Mosque, located in Xining, provincial capital of northwest China’s Qinghai province, tens of thousands of Muslims gathered  to attend the morning prayer on Friday.“The month of Ramadan is the greatest and most revered month for Muslims and the prayer on the first day is also extremely important,” Xinhua news quoted Ma Yongliang, who runs a logistics company in Xining city.Han Jing, 17, said she would get up at 3 a.m. every morning during Ramadan to prepare food for her family.Han said she would stay with other women at home, while the men would go to the mosque during the month. Observing fast, she believes that’s the best way to get blessing of Allah.Ma insists to pray five times every day, and follows the business rules of integrity and trustworthiness according to Islam.“We have been abiding with the sermons of the Koran for centuries.Although our lives have undergone rapid changes, we still hold strong faith,” Ma said.Thanks to the support of the Chinese government, the ethnic groups in the impoverished western areas have developed their dominant industries in recent years, slowly eradicating poverty.
 

     

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