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13 killed in gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul

KABUL: Therteen people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul. Two attackers were also shot dead by security forces nearly 10 hours after the assault began with an explosion. Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said seven students, three policemen and two security guards were killed during the attack. No group has so far claimed responsibility.

 
 
 
Canada's Mounties allow women in uniform to wear hijabs

OTTAWA:The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, known as the Mounties, is to allow women in uniform to wear hijabs. Government spokesman Scott Bardsley said the move was to reflect the diversity in Canada's communities and to attract more female Muslim officers.The iconic uniform, famed for its wide-brimmed hat, has barely changed since it was introduced two centuries ago. Three types of hijabs were tested before one was selected as suitable for police work. 

 
 
 
Paris tourism hit by militant attacks, strikes and floods

PARIS:(BBC)Attacks by Islamist militants, strikes and floods have caused a big fall in tourism in Paris.There were a million fewer visitors between January and June compared with the same period in 2015.Paris welcomes 16 million visitors a year and is one of the world's top tourist destinations.The drop is estimated to have cost about €750m (£644m) in lost revenue. One senior official described it as "an industrial disaster".

 
 
 
One dead, several injured in attack on ARY News Karachi office

KARACHI: Violent MQM Workers attacked an ARY News office in Karachi, killing one person and injuring several others. ARY News has alleged that the protesters were members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). The TV channel further reported that the protesters entered the building and attacked the staff. 

 
 
 
51 dead and 90 hurt in Turkey wedding attack near Syria border

ISTANBUL:An explosion at an outdoor wedding party in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed at least 51 people and 94 injured .The wedding had a strong Kurdish presence. It was carried out by a suicide bomber.

 
 
 
COAS confirms death sentences of 11 terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif confirmed the death sentences of 11 'hardcore terrorists' involved in committing "heinous offences related to terrorism. These convicts were tried by military courts.

 
 
 
Guantanamo Bay detainees transfered to United Arab Emirates

WASHINGTON: Fifteen Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates. This is a largest transfer of detainees during President Barack Obama's tenure. President Obama wants to close the prison before he leaves office.

 
 
 
THE LIE THAT WOUNDED PRINCESS DIANA

LONDON:(BY KAREN MORRISON"The SUN")Princess Diana’s former protection officer has told how the tragic royal embarked on an affair with James Hewitt – sparking rumours that Prince Harry was his son. Ken Wharfe, Diana’s former bodyguard and confidante, also revealed that Diana attempted to kill herself once her marriage to Charles began to fall apart.

 
 
 
Pakistan hospital bomb attack kills 70 people in Quetta

QUETTA : A bomb blast has killed 70 people at a hospital in the city of Quetta in south-west Pakistan and  more than 108 people were injured. The bomber struck soon after dozens of lawyers gathered at the hospital following the killing of the Balochistan Bar Association President, who was shot dead this morning. The casualties included lawyers and journalists.

 
 
 
Hillary Calinton Captures historic nomination

PHILADELPHIA — The Democrats  Convention formally nominated Hillary Clinton for president , making history by choosing a woman to be the first President of United States of America. Former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady Mrs Clinton wants to be the first woman president in US history and to do that she will have to beat Republican Donald Trump in the general election in November.