Pakistan monsoon flooding death toll tops 1,000.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="116082,116083,116084,116085,116086,116087,116088,116089,116090,116091,116092,116093,116094"]The death toll from monsoon flooding in Pakistan since June has reached 1,033, according to figures released by the country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).The NDMA...

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Deadly Afghanistan floods another challenge for Taliban.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="115789,115790,115791,115792,115793,115794,115795,115796,115797"]At least 20 people have been killed in flash floods in central Afghanistan, a disaster management official said, with heavy rain destroying thousands of homes and damaging agricultural land.The country has been...

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India celebrates 75 years of independence.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="115631,115632,115635,115644,115636,115637,115638,115639,115640,115641,115642,115643"]India marked the 75th anniversary of independence on Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving a speech from New Delhi’s historic Red Fort.The “Jewel in the Crown” of the British...

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Muslims worldwide mark holy day of Ashura.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="115348,115349,115350,115351,115352,115353,115354,115355,115356,115357,115358,115359"]Ashura is observed on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar, by all Muslims, and it marks the day Nuh (Noah) left the Ark and the day Musa (Moses) was saved...

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Israel attacks Gaza with deadly air raids.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="115161,115162,115163,115164,115165,115166,115167,115168,115169,115170"]Israeli air raids on Friday killed at least 10 people, including a commander of the Islamic Jihad group, as fears of an all-out war on Gaza again gripped the besieged Palestinian territory.Multiple blasts...

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Powerful earthquake strikes Philippines.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="114712,114713,114714,114715,114716,114717,114718,114719,114720,114721,114722"]A powerful magnitude 7 earthquake has struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon, killing four people, damaging buildings and sending strong tremors through the capital, Manila.Two people were...

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‘5 years ago…’: Outgoing President Kovind as he is given farewell.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="114350,114351,114352,114353,114354,114355"]With tribal leader Droupadi Murmu set to take over the charge of the country's top constitutional post, outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind was given a farewell at Parliament's Central Hall on Saturday. In his farewell address to the parliamentarians,...

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Wildfires in France, Spain, Portugal – Europe braces for worst heatwave.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="114244,114243,114245,114246,114247,114248,114249"]Almost all of Europe is on alert over an impending heatwave as temperatures touch record levels and forestlands turn into a pool of fire. Widespread wildfires have been ripping across southwest Europe and heading towards the north,...

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One million Muslims start Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="113894,113895,113896,113897,113898,113899,113900,113901,113902"]Pilgrims gathered for dawn prayers and performed the initial rites of the Hajj on Thursday in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, in the largest Islamic pilgrimage since the coronavirus pandemic upended the event...

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Afghanistan hit by deadliest earthquake in 20 years.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="113663,113664,113665,113666,113667,113668,113669,113670,113671,113672"]Afghan authorities struggled on Thursday to reach a remote area hit by an earthquake that killed at least 1,000 people but poor communications and a lack of proper roads hampered their efforts, officials...

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