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US appreciates Pakistan's constructive role in Afghan reconciliation process -
Washington, July 31 (APP): Appreciating Pakistan's constructive role in the Afghan reconciliation process, a U.S. State Department spokesman on Thursday encouraged the Taliban to seize a 'moment of opportunity' to make genuine peace and become part of the legitimate political system of Afghanistan.


Diplomats call for addressing root causes of refugee and migrant flows at Pakistan-organized event -
UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (APP): Senior diplomats and UN officials at a highly appreciated Pakistan-sponsored panel discussion on the plight of refugees and migrants Thursday called for addressing the root causes of the massive human movements -- conflicts, persecution and poverty -- in a bid to end this grave humanitarian crisis.


World population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries: UN -
UNITED NATIONS, July 30 (APP): The world's population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world's third largest country around 35 years from now, according to a new United Nations report.


Newly found debris likely came from missing MH370: U.S. investigators -
NEW YORK, July 30 (APP): U.S. investigators have concluded that the piece of aircraft debris found Wednesday near a French island in the southern Indian Ocean came from a Boeing 777, raising the odds that it belongs to the mysteriously vanished Malaysian airlines flight MH370, The New York Times reported Thursday.


Newly found debris likely came from missing MH370: U.S. investigators -
NEW YORK, July 30 (APP): U.S. investigators have concluded that the piece of aircraft debris found Wednesday near a French island in the southern Indian Ocean came from a Boeing 777, raising the odds that it belongs to the mysteriously vanished Malaysian airlines flight MH370, The New York Times reported Thursday.


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Wasim Akram to train young Pakistani pacers
ISLAMABAD, Jul 31 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board named 12 young fast bowlers to attend the camp with Wasim Akram at Karachi's National stadium from August 1.
     
 
Wasim Akram to train young Pakistani pacers
ISLAMABAD, Jul 31 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board named 12 young fast bowlers to attend the camp with Wasim Akram at Karachi's National stadium from August 1.
     
 
Pakistan's Special Olympians lived up to expectations
LAHORE, July 30 (APP)- Pakistan's Special Olympians lived up to the tradition of winning significant number of medals for the country in every world Games and won as many as Seven Gold, & three Bronze in various sports on Thursday at Los Angles.
 
17 int'l teams confirm entry in Snooker Championship
ISLAMABAD, July 30 (APP): Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) Thursday confirmed entries of 17 international teams in the Jubilee Insurance World Six Red and Team Event Snooker Championship to be staged in Karachi from August 7 to 15.
 
Indian team issued NoC for 6-Red World Snooker
KARACHI, July 30 (APP): Interior Ministry Thursday granted the Clearance to Indian team for participation in IBSF World 6-Red and Team Snooker Championship starting here from August 6, Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) announced here.
 
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Afghan conflict still has devastating toll on civilians UN report PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS,Aug 8 (APP):Conflict-related violence in Afghanistan is still having devastating consequences for civilians despite the decrease in casualties this year, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday.The United Nations welcomes the reduction in civilian casualties, but we must remember that Afghan children, women and men continue to be killed and injured at alarmingly high levels, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, said in Kabul, according to a news release issued at UN Headquarters in New York.The 2012 Mid-year Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict states that during the first half of the year, conflict-related violence led to 1,145 civilian deaths and 1,954 injuries.While these figures represent a 15 per cent decrease compared to last year, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) stressed that more needs to be done protect civilians. The 3,099 civilian casualties documented in this report were ordinary Afghans struggling to go about their daily lives in the midst of an armed conflict, said Mr. Haysom, adding that out of the 3,099 casualties, 925 were women and children. I call on all parties to the conflict to increase their efforts to protect civilians from harm and to respect the sanctity of human life.

 
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