Indian forces yet again resorted to unprovoked firing on Line of Control in Kel, Nakyal and Jandrut sectors today.

Intifada Movement: 1631 civilians hit in face with pellets by Indian forces in IOK

According to data gathered by Srinagar , over 1631 civilians have been hit in face with pellets by Indian armed forces during the 115 days of uprising. 1,100 of them having injuries in eyes, a trauma that has cost them their vision partially or fully. As per records at SMHS Hospital, 970 people with pellet injuries in both eyes had been received. Of these, 44 people had injuries in both eyes.

Peaceful Yemen imperative for regional, international peace: Fatemi

Pakistan strongly condemned actions by the Houthis to overthrow the legitimate government in Yemen. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi has emphasized that a stable and peaceful Yemen is imperative for regional and international peace. He was talking to newly appointed Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan Mohammed Motahar Ali-Shabi today.

Mosul Battle: Iraqi forces resume offensive

Iraqi troops including elite counter terrorism forces resumed an offensive on the eastern front of Mosul today. Troops are targeting the eastern bank of the Tigris River which divides the northern Iraqi city. The elite counter terrorism unit had paused its advance last week

Turkey Crackdown: Turkey sacks 10,000 more civil servants, shuts media in latest crackdown

Turkey said it had dismissed a further 10,000 civil servants and closed 15 more media outlets over suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Fethullah Gulen was blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup in July. More than 100,000 people had already been sacked or suspended and 37,000 arrested in an unprecedented crackdown.

UNICEF Report: One in seven children suffer high air pollution

UNICEF says almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia. Their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage. UNICEF called on almost 200 governments to restrict use of fossil fuels to give twin benefits of improved health and slower climate change. About 300 million children, or almost one in seven worldwide, lived in areas where outdoor pollution was highest

Italy Earthquake: Thousand residents spent night in temporary accommodations

Thousands of people in central Italy have spent the night in cars, tents and temporary accommodation following the 4th earthquake in the area in three months. The 6.6-magnitude quake struck close to the region where nearly 300 people were killed by a quake in August. Aforementioned earthquake was Italy's strongest in decades.


Untouchable still: In Tamil Nadu’s hinterland, dalits continue to be restricted from temples (Times Of India)

Eighty years since the landmark Travancore Temple Entry Proclamation granted rights to low caste Hindus to offer worship in temples and 69 years since our country attained freedom, social exclusion is nowhere near elimination. At Hariharapakkam, an obscure village in Tiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu, a group of dalit youths petitioned the administration to enable them to enter the century-old Arulmighu Thulukanathamman temple that was controlled by the Vanniyars, an intermediate Hindu caste. After three rounds of talks with the village elders failed to resolve the issue, on October 26 district officials led a group of dalits into the temple under heavy police escort. The next day, the Vanniyars staged a demonstration protesting against the breaking of what they called an age-old tradition.

The Guardian view on the FBI’s Clinton probe: exactly the wrong thing to do

No election has a global impact to match a US presidential contest. Few White House races have been more bitter than the current one between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. So any public official, who intervenes in it, 11 days before polling, needs to be very sure what they are doing. Such interventions don’t come bigger than the FBI director James Comey’s announcement that the bureau is reopening its probe of Mrs Clinton’s private emails. The potential impact is huge. Until last Friday, Mrs Clinton was looking on course to hand Mr Trump a decisive beating. It may still happen. But that is now all up in the air. Mr Comey’s defence appears to be that justice must be done and that he would be damned if he made the announcement and damned if he didn’t. It is certainly true that US politics has become so polarised and so riddled with paranoia that the FBI director faced an unenviable choice. If he had carried out the new investigation behind closed doors and it had only become public after the election, whatever the result, one or both sides would be certain to cry foul.

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