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Sale of toy guns banned in Pakistan district

Islamabad: The sale of toy guns has been banned in a district of Pakistan's Punjab province after a policeman shot dead a teenage boy taking selfies with a toy gun, a media report said on Thursday.

Farhan, 15, was taking selfies with his toy gun, along with a friend in Faisalabad city on Monday, when police mistook him to be a criminal and opened fire at him without any warning.

Zaheer Abbas confirmed as ICC president

Bridgetown (Barbados): Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas assumed the office of International Cricket Council (ICC) president on Day 3 of the world cricket governing body's Annual Conference week here.

Zaheer began his one-year term and thanked the ICC Board and the Full Council for confirming his nomination.

Four gang war suspects killed in Pakistan

Islamabad: At least four gang war suspects were killed on Thursday in Pakistan's Sindh province during a gun fight with police.

Sindh police claimed to have killed four suspects from the local gangster group, including Sheraz Comrade who was wanted by police in some 200 cases, reported Geo News.

According to officials, the suspects were wanted in several cases of extortion and targeted killing.

An intelligence based search operation was carried out in Kalri area.

The suspects had allegedly killed three people, including a policeman, in Karachi.

Israeli doctors urge release of hunger striker Palestinian

Jerusalem : The Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR) warned on Wednesday that a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 50 days faces "risk of death" and urged that he be immediately released.

Two visits during the past week revealed "serious deterioration" in Khader Adnan's condition, a 37-year-old activist with the Islamic Jihad Palestinian militant group, the Israeli human and medical rights organisation said in a statement.

N-talks at 'difficult' stage as Iran insists on red lines

Tehran : Nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers to tackle the obstacles in the way of reaching a final deal are at a difficult stage, Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said here on Wednesday.

"The more the talks continue, the more brackets are added and the more differences arise," Xinhua quoted Afkham as saying in a weekly press briefing.

"Presently, we are at a difficult stage of the talks as was predictable," she said, adding that the negotiators have to sit longer hours at the negotiating table as the self-imposed deadline of June 30 nears.

Gurudwara holds Iftar for Muslims in UAE

Dubai : A gurudwara in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held an Iftar party for Muslims fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, a media report said on Wednesday.

The gurudwara in Jebel Ali organised the iftar for the second consecutive year. The guests of honour were people from Al Manar - a Quran study Centre, the Khaleej Times said.

Last year, the Al Manar Centre started inviting guests from different religions for Iftar and the gurudwara reciprocated.

Bring your problems to our court, IS tells Afghans

Kabul : The Islamic State terrorist group has asked people in parts of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan to refer their problems to their judiciary.

The terror group has issued warnings in areas where they are operating warning local elders not to organise Jirgas and if people have issues they need to refer to the IS, a report on Khaama press said.

IS claimed to have judges for deciding issues brought by the people.

Pakistani Mohajirs' plight highlighted at UN

Geneva: The European Mohajir Network has highlighted the sorry human rights status of Pakistan's Mohajirs -- the Muslims who migrated from India following Partition in 1947 -- at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) here.

Mohajirs continue to face persecution by the Pakistan government and, therefore, live battered lives in the land they chose after partition, said panellists at an event organised over the weekend by the group seeking justice for Pakistan's Mohajirs.

Islamic State mints 'Islamic Dinar' coins

London: The Islamic State (IS) terror group has posted on the social media pictures of a series of gold coins which it claimed were the long awaited currency of the radical group, media reported.

The coins were a series of gold sovereigns bearing IS inscriptions. The group claimed that one gold coin was worth $139, a report in the London-based Telegraph on Wednesday said adding that the terror group has begun minting its own "Islamic Dinar" coins.

10 militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad: At least 10 militants were killed by the Pakistan Rangers during two intelligence-based operations in the Sindh province, media reported on Wednesday.

The operations took place on Tuesday in Karachi's Manghopir area and on the Super Highway near Kathor, reported Dawn online.

According to a Rangers spokesperson, when Rangers' personnel reached the Super Highway near Kathor, militants opened fire at them, injuring two paramilitary personnel. In the ensuing exchange of fire, six militants were killed.