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Pakistan minister condemns protests, as lawmakers back PM

Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan (R) is flanked by Canadian cleric Tahir ul Qadri as he addresses supporters during an anti-government protest near the prime minister's residence in Islamabad. (AFP)
Islamabad - 

Pakistan's interior minister Tuesday slammed violent anti-government protests as a "revolt against the state" as lawmakers backed beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. (AFP)
Moscow - 

Russia declared NATO a major "threat" on Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of the Kremlin's perceived stoking of war in Ukraine.

Island airport bid fails as London aims to stay on top

London Mayor Boris Johnson. (AFP/File)
London - 

London mayor Boris Johnson's grand plan for a new airport in the Thames Estuary was rejected on Tuesday, leaving few options on the cards for the city to stay an international hub.

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

Pakistani police run from opposition protesters during clashes near the prime minister's residence in Islamabad. (AFP)
Islamabad - 

Hundreds of protesters trying to topple Pakistan's government briefly seized the state broadcaster on Monday, intensifying a fortnight-long political crisis that has shaken the nuclear-armed nation.

UK announces tougher measures against homegrown militants

British Prime Minister David Cameron. (AFP)
London - 

Prime Minister David Cameron announced tougher measures Monday against Britons planning to fight in Iraq and Syria, and battle-hardened militants who could return to launch attacks on home soil.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AFP)

Putin urges Europeans to have 'common sense' over sanctions threat

Moscow - 

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the EU on Monday to show "common sense" and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine.

Pakistan military leaders to meet after deadly clashes

Pakistan military leaders to meet after deadly clashes

Islamabad - 

Pakistan's top military commanders convened a special meeting Sunday night after clashes between police and opposition protesters seeking to topple the government left three dead and hundreds injured.

Health workers death toll mounts in W.Africa as Ebola spreads

Health workers death toll mounts in W.Africa as Ebola spreads

Lagos - 

Nigeria on Sunday confirmed a fresh case of Ebola in a doctor whose husband died from the virus, adding to a growing list of healthcare workers in West Africa hit by the epidemic.

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