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ISIS executed 232, took thousands as human shields near Mosul: UN

Updated: Oct 28, 2016 17:59 IST      
ISIS executed 232, took thousands as human shields near Mosul: UN

Washington D.C., Oct. 28 (ANI): The United Nations has asserted that the ISIS has executed 232 people and taken thousands of people to use as human shields against advancing Iraqi forces near Mosul.

A spokeswoman for the UN's human rights arm told CNN that the terror group had carried out the mass killings on Wednesday as a punishment for those people who defied its orders.

"On Wednesday ISIS executed 42 civilians in Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul. Also on Wednesday ISIS executed 190 former Iraqi Security Forces for refusing to join them, in the Al Ghazlani base near Mosul," said Ravina Shamdasani, of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

She further said that since October 17, ISIS has taken "tens of thousands" of men, women and children from the outskirts of Mosul into the city, adding that the UN feared their purpose was to be to used as human shields against the Iraqi forces advance on Mosul.

There have been other reports over the past week of civilians being murdered as ISIS tries to herd people into its last stronghold in Iraq.

Iraqi Security Forces reported further progress Friday in their advance from the south of Mosul, the country's second city. (ANI)

Three labourers found dead in Balochistan

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 02:52 IST     

Balochistan [Pakistan], August 21 (ANI): Three labourers from Pakistan's Punjab area, Rahim Yar Khan have been found dead in Balochistan's Kech district.

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Washington [US], August 21 (ANI): United States Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has confirmed that a decision has been made on a military strategy in Afghanistan.

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Nepal Parliament divides during deliberation over amendment bill

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 00:58 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], Aug 21 (ANI): The deliberation over the amendment, set to be presented on Monday for voting, has divided the Nepal Parliament into twofactions.

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Karachi [Pakistan], August 20 (ANI): Former Pakistan interior minister Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said it would "hurt" the ruling party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), if he discloses the reason for not being a part of the federal cabinet.

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RJP-Nepal to participate in local polls

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 18:40 IST     

Dhanusa [Nepal], August 20 (ANI): Nepal's agitating party Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal (RJP-N), which has been demanding a constitutional amendment for long, will participate in the third round of local-level elections.

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Ousted Pak PM Sharif to leave for London on Aug 24

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 17:35 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug. 20 (ANI): Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for his first London trip after his removal from power by the country's Supreme Court in Panama case.

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South African Minister resigns over women assault claims

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 16:06 IST     

Pretoria [South Africa], August 20 (ANI): South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has resigned amid claims that he physically assaulted two women after an argument at a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend.

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Kathmandu [Nepal], Aug 20 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that his government will not hold back media under any circumstances.

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Nawaz refrains Hamza from campaigning for Kulsoom

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 14:47 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], August 20 (ANI): Differences have emerged in Nawaz Sharif's extended family as the founder of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has refrained his nephew Hamza Shahbaz to participate in the campaigning process of NA-120 by-elections, from where his wife Kulsoom Nawaz will contest after his disqualification in the Panamagate case.

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Death sentence for 10 over attempt to kill B'desh PM Hasina

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 13:46 IST     

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Aug 20 (ANI): Ten persons were awarded death penalty by a Dhaka court in a case filed over the attempted murder of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 17 years ago.

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NAB summons ex-PM Sharif, family members to appear on Sunday

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 13:45 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], August 20 (ANI): Pakistan's top graft organisation National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family to appear before it in Lahore on Sunday in a reference related to the Sharifs' Avenfield properties.

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NAB seeks permission to get statements of JIT members

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 13:02 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 20, (ANI): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday moved to Pakistan's Supreme Court to file an application seeking permission to record statements of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) members who probed the Pan

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New York [U.S.], August 20 (ANI): The wreckage of the Second World War cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found 18,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, seven decades after it was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine.

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Boston [U.S.A], August 20 (ANI):As many as 33 left-wing counter protesters were arrested as clashes erupted when thousands took to the streets in Boston to protest a right-wing 'Free Speech' rally one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly.

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Japan preparing for 'cyberspace war':North Korea

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 12:03 IST     

Beijing [China], August 20 (ANI): North Korea has accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military for attacking the computer systems of rival countries, under the pretext of self-defense.

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Baghdad [Iraq], August 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced the launch of a ground offensive by Iraqi forces to retake town of Tal Afar , a key Northern Iraqi bastion of the ISIS.

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Gilgit [POK] ,August 20 (ANI): Residents of Gilgit in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), took to the streets to protest against thousands of acres of land worth billions being illegally acquired by the Pakistan army and the Pakistani government in their region.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 20 (ANI): Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has opposed the fencing along the disputed 2,500km Durand Line with Afghanistan and favoured having an open border between the two neighbours like European Union type of relationship.

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Miami: Mall in lockdown amid reports of 'active shooter'

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 08:48 IST     

New York [U.S.], August 20 (ANI): The Dolphin Mall in Florida, United States has been on lockdown after reports of an active shooter.

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New York [U.S.], Aug. 20 (ANI): It took U.S. President Donald Trump a whopping three tries to correctly spell a particularly innocuous word in a set of tweets, which has now resulted in the world tapping into their creative juices and generating humor from the snafus.

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