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Pakistan builds fence to tame Taliban

Pakistan says it has started fencing off its long border with Afghanistan and areas vulnerable to cross-border militant attacks are being given priority. Bajwa said Pakistan is trying to develop a bilateral border security mechanism with Afghanistan. The ISPR statement quoted the army chief as saying the military would employ all resources required for the defence of the country and for the safety and security of peace-loving Pakistani tribes.



15 people shot, 1 killed at Cincinnati nightclub

A mother is praying for her son who was seriously injured in a shooting at a Cincinnati nightclub Sunday that left one dead and 15 injured . Police Chief Eliot Isaac said there was an argument involving several men at the nightclub that is believed to have led to the shooting, which police initially said was believed to have involved a single shooter but was later found to have featured multiple gunmen.



No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong leader

The Electoral Affairs Commission of the Hong Kong SAR said Lam garnered 777 of 1,163 valid votes, followed by John Tsang with 365 and Woo Kwok-hing with 21. " Hong Kong , our home, is suffering from quite a lot of divisiveness", Lam said in a speech after the vote. "My priority will be to heal the divide and to ease the frustrations and to unite our society to move forward", she said at a news conference after the results were announced.


Mosul civilians turn homes into bunkers to escape battle for Iraqi city

Mosul civilians turn homes into bunkers to escape battle for Iraqi city

The aerial attack on homes and buildings in the city of Mosul, where Iraqi and USA coalition forces have been battling Islamic State (ISIS) forces for months, actually took on March 17 but as evidence of the destruction and deathtoll emerged, the Guardian reported Saturday it may turn out to be "one of the deadliest bombing raids for civilians since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003".



Iraqi military pulls 61 bodies from Mosul as airstrikes probed

The military said it determined that warplanes struck ISIS fighters and equipment on March 17, but it's also investigating whether civilian casualties occurred, CNN quoted the Pentagon as saying. As Iraqi forces push deeper into Mosul's old city, humanitarian officials expect civilian casualty rates to spike as more than 400,000 civilians remain trapped in the city's west.



Ocean swells hampering Irish Coast Guard helicopter body retrieval

The hearse carrying Capt Mark Duffy to Mayo General Hospital is escorted by rescue workers. Earlier: Efforts are underway again this morning to try to recover the body of a crewman from the wreckage of Rescue 116. "Obviously, they're going through a stressful time waiting for the recovery of their loved ones", he said. It is hoped that Captain Mark Duffy, Winch Operator Paul Ormsby and Winchman Ciaran Smith may still be in the wreckage.