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UN Security Council condemns sexual violence as 'tactic of war' in Iraq and Syria -
UNITED NATION, Aug 29 (APP): The United Nations Security Council has condemned the use of sexual violence, in particular sexual enslavement and sexual violence related to or resulting from forced marriage, committee, including as a tactic of war, in Syria and Iraq, and urged all parties to armed conflict to take all feasible steps to protect civilians from such abhorrent acts.


More than 300,000 make perilous Mediterranean crossing in 2015 - UN -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 29 (APP):  The number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe has surpassed 300,000 this year, up from 219,000 during the whole of 2014, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.


UN urges all states to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as 'critical step on road to nuclear-free world -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 28 (APP):  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed voluntary moratoria on testing imposed by nuclear-armed states but stressed that these cannot substitute for a legally-binding treaty.


Maleeha highlights Pakistan's investor-friendly policies as she rings N.Y. Stock Exchange's opening -
NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (APP): Pakistani Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Friday rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in New York to signal the ceremonial start of trading, saying Pakistan's economy is on the upswing as it pursues liberal economic and investor-friendly policies.


Top tennis player Novak Djokovic appointed new UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 27 (APP): Novak Djokovic, the world's top ranked tennis player, was today appointed Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), after having served as the agency's Serbia Ambassador and promoting children's rights within his own private foundation.


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Mansehra upset Abbottabad Red in Inter-Club Soccer
PESHAWAR, Aug 29 (APP): Mansehra upset Abbottabad Red and Abbottabad Blues recorded victory against Haripur in the ongoing District Abbottabad Inter-Club Football Tournament being played at Gunj ground under the aegis of District Sports Officer Abbottabad on Saturday.
 
I still have some thing to offer: Saeed Ajmal
ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 (APP): Ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal still has hopes to make a comeback to the national team as he has some thing to offer for his country.
 
Bodla breaks another World Record
ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (APP): Pakistani Taekwondo black belt Ahmad Amin Bodla his own Guinness World Record by striking 852 kicks in three minutes.
     
 
Pak-India series matter of both countries cricket boards, Zaheer Abbas
LAHORE, Aug 24 (APP)- President, International cricket council, Zaheer Abbas Monday said that Pak-India cricket series was an internal matter of both the cricket boards and ICC could not play a role in this regard.
 
Farooq wins Badminton championship
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (APP): Farooq Ali clinched the National Disabled Badminton Championship played here at the Rodham Hall of Pakistan Sports Complex.
 
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Saeed Ajmal in the race for ICC top awards PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Aug 13 (APP): Pakistan’s spinner Saeed Ajmal is among the six players nominated in three different categories for the ninth LG ICC Awards to be held on September 15 in Colombo ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka.The six players that have been nominated in three different categories for the LG ICC Awards 2012 include Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, South Africa’s Hashim Amla, Australia captain Michael Clarke, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, England’s Alastair Cook and West Indies Stafanie Taylor, says a press release issued here.Saeed Ajmal is one of the two players from Pakistan that have been nominated for ICC ODI player of the year along with Shahid Afridi.He is also nominated for ICC Test cricketer of the year and ICC player of the year.Other Pakistani players to be nominated for the awards include Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez for ICC spirit of cricket award and T20 performance of the year award for his performance against Zimbabwe on 16 September 2011.

Pacer Junaid Khan has been nominated for the ICC emerging player of the year award and umpire Aleem Dar has been nominated for ICC umpire of the year.A five-man panel which included Clive Lloyd, Marvan Ataparru, Carl Hooper,Tom Moody and Clare Connor put the list together.
Nominees:
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Shahid Afridi (Pak), Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Michael Clarke (Aus), Alastair Cook (Eng), MS Dhoni (Ind), Steven Finn (Eng), Gautam Gambhir (Ind), Shakib Al Hasan (Bang), Virat Kohli (Ind), Lasith Malinga (SL), Brendon McCullum (NZ), Morne Morkel (SA), Sunil Narine (WI), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Brendan Taylor (Zim) and Shane Watson (Aus).
ICC Test Cricketer of the Year: Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Hashim Amla (SA), Stuart Broad (Eng), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI), Michael Clarke (Aus), Alastair Cook (Eng), Jacques Kallis (SA), Vernon Philander (SA), Matt Prior (Eng), Marlon Samuels (WI), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Dale Steyn (SA) and AB de Villiers (SA).
ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy): Male or Female:
Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Hashim Amla (SA), Stuart Broad (Eng), Michael Clarke (Aus),Alastair Cook (Eng), Virat Kohli (Ind), Vernon Philander (SA), Kumar Sangakkara (SL) and Stafanie Taylor (WI).
ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Trent Boult (NZ), Doug Bracewell (NZ),Dinesh Chandimal (SL), Pat Cummins (Aus), Nasir Hossain (Bang), Junaid Khan (Pak), Nathan Lyon (Aus), Tino Mawoyo (Zim), Sunil Narine (WI), James Pattinson (Aus), Lahiru Thirimanne (SL) and Matthew Wade (Aus).
ICC Spirit of Cricket Award: Mohammad Hafeez (Pak), Jacques Kallis (SA),Kieron Pollard (WI), Daniel Vettori (NZ) and AB de Villiers (SA).
ICC Umpire of the Year (David Shepherd Trophy): Billy Bowden, Aleem Dar,Steve Davis, Kumar Dharmasena, Billy Doctrove, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Tony Hill, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Asad Rauf, Simon Taufel and Rod Tucker.
 
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