DINA for the issue of September 29, 2014



September 29, 2014 | Zilhaj 3, 1435
The DAWN Internet News Alert (DINA) is a free daily news service from Pakistan’s largest English language newspaper, the Daily DAWN.

Bomb blast in IDP camp leaves seven dead

Abdul Sami Paracha

KOHAT: A bomb blast in a camp for internally displaced persons in Hangu left seven people dead and 13 injured on Sunday.
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HC meeting with Hurriyat leaders was ill-timed: Aziz

Masood Haider

NEW YORK: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said in an interview with an Indian TV network that the meeting of Pakistan’s High Commissioner with the Hurriyat leaders in New Delhi ahead of India-Pak secretary level talks last month was “ill-timed”.

But Mr Aziz lamented India’s decision to cancel the foreign secretaries’ level talks and said “now the ball is in India’s court to come up with a date”.

US drone kills three in South Waziristan

Sailab Mehsud

LADHA: A US drone attack in Sheen Warsak area of South Waziristan on Sunday killed three people and left another person injured.

According to administration officials in Wana, the tribal agency’s headquarters, two missiles were fired at a compound.

Bilawal apologises to party workers for unexplained mistakes

Habib Khan Ghori

KARACHI: For unexplained reasons, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari apologised to his party’s estranged workers on Sunday and appealed to them to reconsider their decision to join other parties.

He said that being a democratic party the PPP welcomed differences of opinion, adding that the best way for workers was to attend party meetings and strive for bringing about changes they wanted and put the country on the road to progress and prosperity.

85 ‘militants’ surrender in Dera Bugti

Saleem Shahid

QUETTA: Fifteen people reported to be militants belonging to the Bugti tribe and their 70 accomplices surrendered themselves to law-enforcement personnel in Sui on Sunday.

Khan Wasey, spokesman for the Frontier Corps, Balochistan, said in a statement that the men belonged to various Bugti clans living in Sui area of Dera Bugti.

Imran vows to hold rallies in all big cities

Mansoor Malik

LAHORE: Rejecting a perception that he is planning to wind up the Islamabad sit-in, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has vowed to continue his campaign to awaken the nation by holding public meetings in major cities across Pakistan.

“I knew that I will be able to defeat the status quo in Pakistani politics when the whole nation will stand by me,” he said as the Minar-i-Pakistan lawns in Lahore resonated with the “Go Nawaz Go” slogan.

Hong Kong police use tear gas, batons to disperse protesters


HONG KONG: Police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protests here on Sunday and baton-charged a crowd blocking a key road in the government district in defiance of official warnings against illegal demonstrations.

Chaos had engulfed the city’s Admiralty district as chanting protesters converged on police barricades surrounding more demonstrators who had earlier launched a “new era” of civil disobedience to pressure Beijing into granting full democracy.

Russia calls for in-depth study to examine conflict between Arabs and Israel

The Newspaper’s Correspondent

UNITED NATIONS: The Russian Foreign Minister, Mr Sergei Lavrov, said on Saturday the United States and its Western allies were unable to change their cold war “genetic code” and said US should abandon its claims of “eternal uniqueness”.

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Mr Lavrov said the grave threat posed by Islamic State (IS) “requires a comprehensive approach if we want to eradicate its root causes”.

S. Arabia calls for sustained campaign against terrorists

The Newspaper’s Correspondent

UNITED NATIONS: Without appearing before the world audience, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said in a written statement that the war against extremists in the Middle East might take years and must not stop before all terrorist organisations were eliminated.

Saud Al Faisal’s speech was distributed to member states and considered as read in which he called for more decisive policies and decisions to fight terrorism.

Police officers shot at in troubled US city


WASHINGTON: Two police officers were shot at, leaving one wounded, in the city of Ferguson, where the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen triggered race riots and national outrage.

Saint Louis County Police Department spokesman Brian Schellman said a bullet struck one officer on foot patrol in his left arm around 9.10pm on Saturday.

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