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Baghdad's civilian casualties toll in August tops previous figures: UN -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 3 (APP): Terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq killed more than 1,300 people and injured over 1,800 others last month, reflecting a "steadily increasing number of casualties," according to figures released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).


Asia-Pacific public gives lowest rating to Modi in dealing with world affairs -
WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (APP): Public in Asia-Pacific region gave the  lowest ratings to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in terms of having confidence in him with regard to do the right thing regarding world  affairs, and a few people proffered any opinion of him at all, a latest  US survey revealed.


Pakistan, China determined for effective implementation of development projects: Mamnoon -
app75-03president-beijing.jpgBEIJING, China, Sep 3 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said Pakistan and China had achieved a consensus on various infrastructure and energy projects, and were determined for their effective implementation and timely completion.


President Mamnoon attends China's grand Victory Parade -
BEIJING, China, Sep 3 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain along with other world leaders on Thursday attended the China's grand military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of its victory in the Second World War.


No chance of new permanent members on UNSC in near future: Russian envoy -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 3 (APP): With India pushing for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council, Russia has said it does not see any prospect in the near future of a "historic compromise" between the two rival camps-- one supporting admission of new, veto-weilding permanent members and the other opposing the move --  that would pave the way for reforming the 15-member body.


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15 top World cricketers consented for PSL
KARACHI, Sept 3 (APP): Fifteen top names of the world cricket have given their consent for the opening edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) being held in Doha (Qatar) next February, it was learnt here on Thursday.
 
Younis, Ajmal should be in final XI not among 15: Haroon
KARACHI, Sept 3 (APP): Chief Selector Haroon Rasheed said on Thursday that doors of one-day cricket were open for stalwarts like Younis Khan and Saeed Ajmal if they secured a place in the final XI.
 
Asif, Asjad, Sajjad to feature in World 6-Red Snooker in Thailand
KARACHI, Sept 3 (APP): A three-member Pakistan snooker team comprising former IBSF World Champion Muhammad Asif, ex-World Championship runner-up Muhammad Sajjad and recent finalist member of World Team Asjad Iqbal are due to leave for Bangkok on Defence Day of Pakistan to feature in Sangsom 6-Red World Championship being held there from September 7 to 12.
 
Karachi Blues beat DM Jamali by 53 runs
ISLAMABAD Sep 3 (APP): Karachi Region Blues thrashed Dera Murad Jamali Region by 53 runs on Thursday in the Qualifying Round of the National Twenty-20 Tournament 2015 being played at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
 
Pak cueists to leave for Thailand on Sunday to feature in 6-Red Word C'ship
ISLAMABAD, Sep 3 (APP): A three-member Pakistan snooker team will depart for Thailand on Sunday from Lahore Airport to represent the country in Sangsom 6-Red Word Championship, scheduled to be held in Bangkok from September 7-12.
 
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Sherry to get prestigious award for extraordinary accomplishments PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, Sep 15 (APP): Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has been picked to receive the prestigious Smith College Medal for her ‘extraordinary achievements and outstanding service’ to her community. Ambassador Rehman is among five distinguished professionals chosen for the award for the year 2013. Established in 1962 to recognize women who exemplify in their lives and work ‘the true purpose’ of a liberal arts education, the honor will be bestowed at Rally Day on Thursday, February 21, 2013.
Announcing the award, the Smith College hailed Sherry Rehman as a ‘fierce defender of women’s rights’. The citation also acknowledges her commitment to freedom of the Press in Pakistan. It says Ambassador Sherry Rehman dove into the world of Pakistani politics ‘first by writing about key social and political issues and later, by entering politics’.
Sherry Rehman graduated from the alma mater in the class of 1985. ‘After graduating from Smith, Rehman returned to her country to work at The Herald, Pakistan’s leading English news magazine.  She became a member of the Pakistan People’s Party, was elected to Parliament in 2002 and appointed Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting in 2008.’
The respected Massachusetts institution also noted that a year later, when she disagreed with a government move, Sherry Rehman resigned.
“Last year, Sherry was appointed Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, a post ‘she was born for,’ according to the Washington Post.
Ms Sherry has b0een recognized with honors including the Freedom Award from the Association of Television Journalists and the International Peace Award from the Human Rights Commission. She is currently chair of the Lady Dufferin Foundation Trust, a nonprofit provider of healthcare to women and children.
The other four alumnae include Gail Paster, Class of 1966, Shakespearean scholar; Kay Holekamp, Class of 1973, zoologist and field biologist; Janet McKinley, Class of 1976, global investor and philanthropist; and Anne De Groot, Class of 1978, scientist and entrepreneur.
Rally Day is a time for the Smith community to gather, remember the past, look to the future and celebrate student life.
 
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