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White House uses Twitter to justify Iran nuclear deal

Washington : In a clear indication of social media's increasing clout and power to influence public opinion, the White House has launched a Twitter account and a webpage to sell the nuclear deal with Iran to the American public.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters en route to Pittsburgh on Tuesday that the digital tools would be used to "advocate for the recently announced agreement to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon", Time reported.

UN observer group looking into Pakistan ceasefire complaint

United Nations : The UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) is looking into Pakistan's complaints about ceasefire violations by India, a UN spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

Replying to a reporter's question, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said Tuesday, "If one or the other parties asks the UN observer mission, UNMOGIP, to observe complaints about a ceasefire violation, it will follow up on that, and that is what it is doing."

US troops 'mistakenly' kill eight Afghan soldiers

Kabul: At least eight Afghan army soldiers were killed and five wounded after the US Air Force contingent of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission mistakenly attacked a security checkpoint in eastern Logar province on Monday.

"Helicopters of the US forces bombed an army security checkpoint in district early Monday, leaving eight soldiers killed and five wounded," a source told Xinhua news agency.

Two 4,000-year-old reliefs discovered in Egypt

Cairo: Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty announced that two 4,000-year-old reliefs, belonging to Ptolemaic Queen Berenice, were found by Polish archaeologists in the temple of Serapis, on the coast of the Red Sea.

Relief sculpture is any work which projects from but which belongs to the wall, or other type of background surface, on which it is carved.

India, Pakistan trade heavy fire in Jammu district

Jammu: Heavy firing started early Monday between the Indian and Pakistani troopers along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu region.

"Pakistan army resorted to heavy unprovoked firing at our positions in Shahpur sector of the LoC around midnight," a defence spokesman told IANS here.

"They are using small arms and automatic weapons to target our positions. Our troopers are effectively retaliating the firing," he added.

Intermittent firing exchanges were going on in the area when last reports came in.

20 people killed in Bangladesh accidents

Dhaka : At least 20 people were killed and 30 injured in two separate accidents occurred over the weekend in Bangladesh, police said on Sunday.

Six people, including three of a family, were buried in a mudslide in Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong on Friday night due to heavy rains, Xinhua reported.

In another incident, at least 14 people were killed and 30 injured in a road accident in Sirajganj district when two passenger buses collided on the Bangabandhu bridge over the Jamuna river on Saturday.

Two dacoits set on fire in Karachi

Islamabad : A mob set on fire two dacoits after badly torturing them in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. One of them succumbed to his injuries, Geo News reported Sunday.

According to police, the incident took place on Saturday night, when the robbers were caught red-handed by the mob in the city's Korangi area.

Police took both of them to the hospital. One succumbed to his injuries while the other remains in critical condition, the report added.

Five soldiers killed in Egypt terror attack

Cairo : At least five soldiers were killed and seven wounded in an attack by militants at a military checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, a media report said.

The Al Qaeda-inspired Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which has vowed loyalty to the Islamic State militant group, claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday, Xinhua reported.

The have claimed responsibility for most of the post-Morsi anti-government attacks.

UN chief slams terrorist bomb attack in Baghdad

United Nations : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned "in the strongest terms" a bomb attack on a market in Baghdad that killed over 100 people, media reported.

Ban voiced his hope that the perpetrators "are swiftly brought to justice", said a statement issued here by Ban's spokesman, Xinhua news agency reported.

"The attack, which comes at a time when the Iraqi people are celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, reportedly left over 100 civilians killed and many more injured, including children."

‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ joint Shia-Sunni Eid prayers held at Delhi

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New Delhi: Almost 10,000 devout from Shia and Sunni sects offered joint Eid prayers together – for the first time – at the congregation at Jamia Millia Islamia here on the occasion of Eid Ul Fitr on Saturday.

The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat had extended its support for the event.