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Pakistan requests Security Council emergency meeting

ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Pakistan on Tuesday formally requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against recent "illegal" moves by India to "change the status quo" in the northern region of Jammu and Kashmir, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported.

Japanese scientists find simple way to choose sex by separating sperm

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Japanese scientists found a simple way that can separate sperm bearing X-chromosome from those bearing Y-chromosome in mice, making choosing the sex of animals a step closer, reported Xinhua News Agency, quoting a study.

Hungarian police seizes huge stock of drugs from Dutchmen in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Hungarian police seized a huge stock of drugs from two Dutch young men in Budapest, intended to be sold under the Sziget music festival, reported Xinhua News Agency, quoting official sources here on Tuesday.

Seat occupancy on flights to and from Japan drops over trade row

SEOUL, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- The number of air passengers on routes between South Korea and Japan dipped during the peak summer vacation season amid an escalating bilateral trade spat, reported Yonhap News Agency, citing government data on Wednesday.

S Korea begins process to remove Japan's trusted trade partner status

SEOUL, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- South Korea's trade ministry on Wednesday started the process to drop Japan from its list of trusted trading partners, in a tit-for-tat move amid the growing trade row between the two Asian neighbours, reported Yonhap News Agency.

Seven killed in heavy rains in central Sudan

KHARTOUM, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- A total of seven people were killed and two others injured on Tuesday due to heavy rains that hit wide areas of Gezira State in central Sudan, reported Xinhua News Agency, quoting official SUNA news agency.

Trump delays tariffs on Chinese cellphones, laptops, toys; markets jump

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed off his Sept. 1 deadline for 10% tariffs on remaining Chinese imports, delaying duties on cellphones, laptops and other consumer goods, in the hopes of blunting their impact on U.S. holiday sales.