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Indian journalist who covered corruption reported missing in W. Bengal -
NEW YORK, Aug 4 (APP): The Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based watchdog body, has called on Indian authorities to launch an intensive search for a missing journalist who wrote about corruption for a Bengali-language daily.


Pak potential turnaround story be looked at by US 'beyond security lens': Forbes magazine -
WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (APP): Pakistan has been described by a leading American business magazine as having the potential to be a global turnaround story that needs to be looked at by U.S. policymakers and business leaders "beyond the security lens".


UN chief calls new global sustainable development agenda 'bold' -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 4 (APP): UN member states answered the call to make 2015 a year of global action by agreeing on a "bold, ambitious and transformative" sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said. 


UN chief welcomes climate change plan unveiled by Obama -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 4 (APP):  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Clean Power Plan formally unveiled on Monday by President Barack Obama, saying it shows the determination of the United States to address global warming while also saving money and growing the economy.


New envoy for Parliamentary Assembly of Mediterranean presents credentials to UN chief -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 3 (APP):  Qazi Shaukat Fareed, a former senior  Pakistani diplomat who also served the United Nations, has presented his credentials as Ambassador and Permanent Observer of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) to UN Secretary-General Ben Ki-moon at UN Headquarters in New York.


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All Pakistan inter school swimming
LAHORE, Aug 4 (APP)- All-Pakistan Inter-School Age-Group McDonald's Swimming Cup will be held from August 22 at Punjab University swimming pool.
 
Anwar Ali - an emerging all-rounder
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ISLAMABAD, Aug 2 (APP): Down and out, but still manages to emerge victorious, only the green shirts, the unpredictable, can do such wonders.
 
Special Olympians bring great honour for Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Aug 2 (APP): All praises for Pakistan Special Olympians who brought great honours for the country as  they continued their habit of winning medals, adding one more gold to their medal tally on the last day of Special World Games held in Los Angeles.
 
Pak futsal team leaves for Thailand
LAHORE, July 31 (APP): Pakistan futsal team left here on Friday for Thailand to participate in a 4-Nation Futsal Tournament being played in Bangkok.
 
PTTF name Pakistan team for Asian Table Tennis
KARACHI, July 31 (APP): Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) Friday named a 11-member squad for the 22nd Asian Table Tennis Championship being staged at Pattaya (Thailand) from September 26 to September 3.
 
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UN urges Bangladesh to ensure NGO access for people fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 7 (APP): The United Nations refugee agency Tuesday urged Bangladeshi authorities to ensure that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can continue to provide assistance to people fleeing the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reacted after reports emerged that Dhaka had banned them from carrying out their efforts to help Rohingya Muslims.“Last Thursday, three non-governmental organizations – Medecins Sans Frontieres, Action Contre La Faim and Muslim Aid UK” were ordered by the Bangladeshi authorities to stop their activities in and around unofficial camps near Cox’s Bazar in the southeast,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva, according to a news release issued at UN Headquarters in New York.“If the order is implemented, it will have a serious humanitarian impact on some 40,000 unregistered people who had fled Myanmar in recent years and settled in the Leda and Kutupalong makeshift sites,” he added, noting that locals nearby will also be affected as they have also been benefitted from basic services provided by the NGOs.
 
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