Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug. 26 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday invited the leaders of SAARC Member States to grace the Summit with their presence and said that he is looking forward to welcome them at Islamabad.
Rome, Aug 26 : Napoli confirmed on Friday the sale of Spanish midfielder David Lopez to Spanish football club Espanyol, where he trained before joining the Italian side in 2014.
Tokyo, Aug 26 : Japan's biggest airline has started grounding its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after discovering a problem with the plane's Rolls-Royce engines, in another setback for the troubled aircraft.
Dhaka, 26 Aug : Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday alleged political patronisation behind the terror attacks on a cafe and an Eid congregation here last month, and said the masterminds will be arrested soon.
Islamabad, Aug 26 : Pakistan said on Friday it will keep its border crossing closed with Afghanistan and won't open the border until Afghanistan apologises for burning a Pakistani flag a week ago, a charge the Afghans deny.
Jackson Hole (US), Aug 26 : US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen on Friday made the case for raising central bank interest rates on the basis of trends in recent months showing improvements in the labour market and greater expectations of moderate economic growth.
Paris, Aug 26 : France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits, that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling.
Johannesburg, Aug 26 : South Africa's Twenty20 skipper Faf du Plessis on Friday urged administrators to emulate India, who are all set to play as many as 13 Tests this season in their own backyard.
Hakan Fidan, Chief of Turkish Intelligence, did not give much credence to warnings by Russian agencies that a coup to oust President Tayyip Erdogan was in the works. But he shared the information with others on a "need-to-know" basis. In a manner of speaking, he closed the door, a sort of general precaution. He did not send out an alert.
Milan, Aug 26 : Robbers dressed as police officers stole 140 euros from five Bangladeshis in the northern city of Milan after demanding to see their documents.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 26 : American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been charged by Brazilian police for making a false statement claiming that he was robbed during the recent Rio Olympics.
Madrid, Aug 26 : Spain's new football coach Julen Lopetegui on Friday dropped the captain of La Roja, Iker Casillas, from the squad for the friendly against Belgium on September 1 and Spain's first World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein four days later.
Washington D.C. [US], Aug. 26 : A new study outlines how protein engineering techniques may help to image not just anatomy of the baby in ultrasound but also show specific cells and molecules deeper in the body such as those associated with tumor or bacteria in our gut.
New York [US], Aug. 26 : A US Navy patrol craft fired three warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat after it had harassed the patrol craft.
Kathmandu [Nepal], Aug 26 : Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered oath of office and secrecy to 13 newly-appointed ministers from the Nepali Congress.
New Delhi [India], Aug.26 : Latest research shows that we are 26 percent more productive without our smartphone.
Colombo, Aug 26 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will meet war displaced people during a visit to Sri Lanka next week, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Paris, Aug 26 : Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to impose a nationwide ban on the burkini -- full-body swimsuit worn by Muslim women -- if he is re-elected next year.
Kathmandu, Aug 26 : Nepal's new Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat on Friday said his country will accord top priority to enhancing relations and trust with neighbours India and China.
Tokyo, Aug 26 : In a setback to government efforts to re-start nuclear reactors, a local Japanese governor on Friday asked the Kyushu Electric company to deactivate the two reactors of the Sendai nuclear power plant, one of only two nuclear facilities active in the country.
Los Angeles, Aug 26 : Sean Paul has signed with the Universal Music Group via the iconic Island Records. And the Grammy Award-winning singer hopes it takes his "career to a new place and higher vibration".
Paris, Aug 26 : France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling, the court said in a statement.
Ankara, Aug 26 : With Turkey coming under repeated terror attacks in recent days, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday declared "total war" against terrorism.
Madrid, Aug 26 : The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Friday announced that from 2018 all four major European leagues - La Liga, Bundesliga, Premier League and Serie A - will see four teams enter the group stage without having to go through a qualification round.
Madrid, Aug 26 : Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcon will not play in the La Liga football game on Saturday against Celta because of a sprained ankle.
Mogadishu, Aug 26 : At least seven persons were killed after Al-Shabaab militants detonated a car bomb near a restaurant in the Somali capital here, authorities said on Friday.
Los Angeles, Aug 26 : Popular character Steve Rogers, famous as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will no longer be seen as the superhero, says "Captain America: Civil War" director Joe Russo.
Hyderabad, Aug 26 : The US issued more than a million visas this year in India which also accounts for 72 percent of all H1B visas issued worldwide, said a top US official on Friday.
New York/ New Delhi, Aug 26 : Amid the recent fluctuation in global crude oil rates, prices fell on Friday, in a situation of supply glut following indications from Saudi Arabia that no output freeze was in the offing.
London [England], Aug 26 : Former France international Thierry Henry has been appointed as assistant coach of the Belgium national football team.
New York, Aug 26 : A team of US researchers has introduced a new radio technology that allows small mobile devices such as fitness trackers and smartwatches to take advantage of battery power in larger devices nearby for communication.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : South Korean electronics conglomerate LG on Friday launched a new X Cam smartphone in India featuring dual rear cameras.
New York, Aug 26 : Men are not open to purchasing environment-friendly products as compared to women. However, they can be persuaded to go green by branding products in a more masculine way, says a study.
New York, Aug 26 : In its bid to help developers excel in the field of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered vision, Facebook has made available its latest computer vision findings to all for free.
Colombo, Aug 26 : Sri Lanka's national airline will make a loss of around $50 million in revenue when the only runway at the Colombo airport will be shut during much of the day for three months, the media reported on Friday.
Los Angeles, Aug 26 : Hollywood's action veteran Renny Harlin says his icon is popular martial artiste and actor Jackie Chan.
Washington D.C. [US], Aug. 26 : A study finds physicians range greatly in their responses to patients in regard to e-cigarettes.
WashingtonD.C., Aug. 26 : A study says that distributing health products through a simple voucher system is effective for screening out people who would otherwise accept but not use the free product.
London [UK], Aug. 26 : Looks like Kourtney Kardashian has rifled through the contents of her sister Kim's inspired wardrobe along with her quirky style.
London [UK], Aug. 26 : Former conservative French President Nicolas Sarkozy is positioning himself as a strong defender of French values and tough on immigration saying that he will impose a nationwide ban on burkinis if re-elected to the presidency in 2017.
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug. 26 : Television figure and ex-MQM leader Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain has claimed he is getting death threats, adding MQM founder Altaf Hussain, presently living in self-exile in London, would be responsible if any harm comes to him.
Washington D.C. [US], Aug. 26 : The recent episode of James Corden's 'The Late Late Show' had superstar singer Britney Spears as his Carpool Karaoke guest.
Islamabad, Aug 26 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday urged countries in the region to work jointly in changing the economic landscape of South Asia and help get people out of the clutches of poverty, illiteracy and other social ills.
Rome, Aug 26 : Italy has declared a state of emergency in the areas worst hit by the devastating earthquake in the central Apennines which killed over 260 people and injured some 400.
Seoul, Aug 26 : The Vice Chairman of Lotte Group, South Korea's fifth-largest business group, was on Friday found dead in an apparent suicide ahead of prosecutors' summons over allegations of corruption involving the group.
Ankara, Aug 26 : At least 11 Turkish police personnel were killed and 78 injured in a car bombing in Turkey's Sirnak province on Friday.
Kabul, Aug 26 : At least 24 militants were killed after Afghan warplanes struck a Taliban hideout in Helmand province, authorities said on Friday.
Manila, Aug 26 : At least six Abu Sayyaf militants were killed and 14 soldiers injured in a clash in the Philippines, a military statement said on Friday.
Thimphu, Aug 26 : This capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan came alive on Thursday evening with the seventh edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival kicking off.
Film: "Mechanic Resurrection"; Director: Dennis Gansel; Cast: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Sam Hazeldine, John Cenatiempo, Toby Eddington, Femi Elufowojo Jr and Anteo Quintaville; Rating: **
Lauderhill (Florida), Aug 26 : Indian cricket team head coach Anil Kumble has said he is looking forward to working with limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni when the side takes on the West Indies in the first game of the two-match Twenty20 International series starting here on Saturday.
London [UK], Aug. 26 : Scotland Yard has announced that the hijab will become a part of its official uniform in a bid to create a more diverse force by "encouraging women from Muslim communities, who may previously not have seen policing as a career option, to reconsider".
London [UK], Aug. 26 : Reportedly, the Kurdish rebels have detonated a car bomb at an outpost in Sirnak province, on the Syria border killing and injuring several people.
Quetta, Balochistan [Pakistan], Aug. 26 : Pakistan and Afghanistan still remain at loggerheads over the reopening of the Chaman border as talks to solve the dispute ended inconclusively following which the border remained shut for the seventh day.
Washington D.C. [US], Aug. 26 : Continuing the long run drama with estranged husband Johnny Depp, actress Amber Heard recently blamed him for using charity donation for tax deduction.
London [UK], Aug. 26 : Taylor Swift is reportedly giving MTV Video Music Awards 2016 a miss.
Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], Aug. 26 : The impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, the country's first female leader, accused of illegally doctoring accounts, has started.
London [UK], Aug. 26 : Nine people have been killed and 64 others wounded after an explosion hit a police checkpoint in the Turkish border town of Cizre.
Madrid [Spain], Aug.26 : After being named this year's UEFA's Best Player in Europe, Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann deserved the coveted trophy more than him.
Washington D.C. [US], Aug 26 : The United States has asserted that it has consistently raised concerns at the highest level of the Pakistan Government "on the need to deny safe haven to extremists."