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Winter storm largely spares New York, pounds Boston area -
NEW YORK, Jan 27 (APP): The winter storm, predicted to be one of the worst ever to hit New York City, failed to deliver much of a blow, but slammed New England—the region consisting of the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut --  burying the stretch with as much as two feet of snow.


New York braces for fierce snowstorm -
NEW YORK, Jan 26 (APP): The US Northeast was bracing Monday for a monstrous winter storm that could trigger massive power outages and disrupt air traffic and rush hours, dumping as much as three feet of snow on New York City.


UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue set to resume in Geneva -
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (app): Libyan stakeholders will return to Geneva this week for a new round of United Nations-facilitated dialogue aimed at resolving the war-torn country's longstanding political crisis, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced.


US can play significant role for settlement of Kashmir dispute: Ali Raza -
BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (APP): Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed Sunday said, suitable settlement of Kashmir dispute is essential for peace and development in the region of South Asia and US can play significant role in the settlement.


UN chief strongly deplores latest deadly attack in Ukraine -
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 25 (APP):  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Saturday’s rocket attack in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol which reportedly killed dozens of civilians and left another one hundred injured.


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Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium to be ready in June
ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh on Tuesday said the hockey stadium at the Muslim School ground, Saidpur Road in Rawalpindi named after him would be completed in June to host international tournaments.
 
Ski races at Naltar, Kala Bagh postponed
ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): The ski races scheduled to take place in Naltar Gilgit-Baltistan and Kala Bagh from February 4 to March 5 have been postponed due to a lack of snow.
 
Sharjeel, Shahid hit tons in ZTBLís win in Presidentís Gold Cup
KARACHI, Jan. 12 (APP)- Duo of Sharjeel Khan and Shahid Yousuf cracked brilliant hundreds as ZTBL sent Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) crushing out of President’s Gold One-Day Cricket when they defeated them by five wickets here at the NBP Sports Complex Ground on Tuesday.
 
Karachi Dolphins shocks NBP but both enters Presidentís Gold Cup semis
KARACHI, Jan 27 (APP)- Saad Ali smashed a match winning unbeaten 93 as Karachi Dolphins shocked National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) by five wickets but both teams entered the last four rounds of President’s Gold Cup One-Day Cricket Tournament on Tuesday.
 
Pollardís 153 sink Pakistan as NZ Board XI inflict 2nd defeat
KARACHI, Jan. 27 (APP)- An awesome Michael Pollard hammered a spectacular 153 as New Zealand Board President’s XI registered their second win over the touring Pakistan in a practice game in Lincoln on Tuesday.
 
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Seven killed in Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
NEW YORK, Aug 5 (APP): Seven people were killed, including a gunman, and three others were wounded in an attack Sunday at a Sikh temple in  Milwaukee, a suburban town in the US State of Wisconsin, American media reports cited police as saying.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said four of the dead were inside  the temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and three of the dead were outside, including the gunman.  The newspaper said Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards labeled the shooting as a case of domestic terrorism. The suspect was a bald, white man, approximately 40 years old, said Thomas Ahern, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Authorities did not release his identity. The gunman ambushed and shot a police officer who was responding to an emergency call and helping a shooting victim, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said.  A second officer shot and killed the gunman.
Edwards said he had no identification for the shooter nor information on what kind of weapon or weapons he had. The victims’ identities and descriptions were not made public. The wounded officer, a 20-year veteran, was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.    
Hospital officials said two other victims, also in critical condition, were being treated. Law enforcement personnel surrounded and searched a gray, two-storey house in the Cudahy neighborhood presumed to be the residence of the gunman on Sunday evening.
Generators and floodlights were set up along the middle-class block. A police source confirmed that a search warrant had been issued for the house, and a bomb squad was on the scene.
Temple member and U.S. Army Reserve combat medic Jagpal Singh, 29, said people who were at the service when the shooting broke out described  to him a scene of chaos and confusion. Worshippers scrambled to escape the gunfire, but some tragically ran in the wrong direction.
Others survived the rampage by locking themselves in bathrooms,  he said. Turban-wearing Sikhs are often mistaken for Muslims, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is overseeing the probe into shootings, Edwards said.“We’re treating this as a domestic terrorist incident,” he told reporters.
Officials had no details about a possible motive. Milwaukee’s Froedtert Hospital said three male victims included one who had been shot in the abdomen, one in the extremities and face, and a third who was hit in the neck.
The Oak Creek shooting was the latest in a series of suburban U.S. gun rampages. Organizations fighting gun violence rate Wisconsin’s gun safety laws from low to moderate. There are no limits on the number of firearms that can be purchased at one time, nor on the possession or transfer of assault weapons, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Sunday’s attack came just over two weeks after a gunman opened fire at a theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and wounding 58. In January 2011, then-congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords was the target of an assassination attempt in which six people were killed and 13 were wounded in Tucson, Arizona.
“The gunman is worse than the one at the theater a couple of weeks  ago because he targeted an entire community,” said Jagatjit Sidhu, who was among dozens of temple members and onlookers gathered near the sealed off temple.
President Barack Obama was briefed by counterterrorism adviser  John Brennan and FBI director Bob Mueller and told the situation at the temple was “under control.”
“The president said that he wanted to make sure that as we denounce  this senseless act of violence we also underscore how much our country  has been enriched by our Sikh community,” the White House said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has said  that American Muslims “stand with their Sikh brothers and sisters” following a deadly shooting attack targeting a house of worship of that faith on Sunday in Wisconsin.
“While details of the attack and the motivation of the attacker are still emerging, American Muslims stand with their Sikh brothers and  sisters in this time of crisis and loss,” a statement released Monday  by the Muslim civil rights group said.
“We condemn this senseless act of violence, pray for those who were killed or injured and offer sincere condolences to their loved ones.”
CAIR officials are in contact with the Milwaukee Muslim community as it offers support to its Sikh neighbours, the statement added.
 

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