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Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 4:20PM UTC Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri leave after clashes with police in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31. Pic: AP

Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister’s residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

Japan’s Nishikora advances in US Open

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 4:11PM UTC

Japan’s Kei Nishikori advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3, victory over Leonardo Mayer of Argentina.

All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 4:05PM UTC Philippine military chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. answers questions from reporters about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday Aug. 31. Pic: AP

The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.

India says rebels kill an Indian soldier in Kashmir

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 3:57PM UTC

The Indian army says suspected rebels have killed one of its soldiers and wounded another near a highly militarized cease-fire line dividing disputed Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Syrian rebels attack Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 3:52PM UTC Philippine military chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. answers questions from reporters about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday Aug. 31. Pic: AP

The Philippine defense chief says Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been attacked by Syrian rebels who are holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage.

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