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Iran anger over US visa refusal for UN envoy Hamid Aboutalebi

Tehran: Iran has accused the US of acting illegally by refusing a visa to the new Iranian envoy to the UN in New York.
Iran's UN mission spokesman Hamid Babaei called the decision to bar Hamid Aboutalebi "regrettable", but did not specify any action Tehran might take.    

 
 
 
Court withdraws attempted murder case against baby

Lahore:A Pakistani court has withdrawn the case against a nine-month-old baby who was accused of attempted murder alongside 12 members of his family. 
Muhammad Musa Khan appeared in court in Lahore for a second time on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs.  

 
 
 
At least 23 killed, dozens injured in Islamabad blast

Islamabad:A deadly blast has struck a market on the outskirts of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, killing at least 18 people, police say.

The high intensity blast took place near a busy fruit and vegetable market in the early hours on Wednesday morning, they add.

 
 
 
Musharraf indicted for treason; pleads not guilty to all charges

ISLAMABAD: The special court has charged former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with treason, the first army chief to face such a prosecution. The three judge court headed by Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court read out the indictment against the ex-army strongman, with Musharraf pleading "not guilty" to each of them.

 
 
 
Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

CAIRO: A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacks on people and property.

 
 
 
Malaysia flight MH370: New images of 'possible debris'

Malaysia says it has received new satellite images from France showing potential debris from missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.
This is the third set of images in a week of possible debris in the area.

 
 
 
Civil Awards for Malala and other 105 notables on Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD: As many as 105 notables from across Pakistan, including some from abroad, would be conferred the Pakistani Civil Award  in recognition of the services they rendered in their respective fields for the development of the country.

 
 
 
Pakistan not sending troops to Bahrain or Saudi: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif denied speculation that Pakistan was sending its troops to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

 
 
 
India Mumbai gang rape: Four convicted

Mumbai:A court in the Indian city of Mumbai has convicted four men of the gang rape of a photojournalist last year.

The men have been found guilty of five offences, including gang rape, unnatural sex and destruction of evidence. Sentencing is set for Friday.

 
 
 
Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

(Reuters) - Taliban fighters killed at least 11 people and wounded 22 in a suicide bomb attack and gunbattle at a police station in Afghanistan's eastern Jalalabad city,  according to police and health officials.