6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home

This Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 photo shows the burned remains of a mobile home in Garland, N.C. An early Saturday fire killed six people inside, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, James Robinson)GARLAND, N.C. (AP) — A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.



Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

Pakistani protesters run during clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/Anjum NaveedISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. Nearly 125 people were injured in the clashes between police and demonstrators demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.



Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier: video

Wife of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants, mourns with relatives in the town of Fnideq, northern LebanonIslamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday. The soldier, recognizable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni Muslim from north Lebanon, was shown blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back, writhing and kicking the dusty ground while a militant announces he will be killed. Islamic State, which declared a "caliphate" in June in parts of Iraq and Syria under its control, has been cited as a major security threat by Western governments since posting a video in August of the beheading of U.S journalist James Foley. The Lebanese army declined to comment, but security and Islamic State sources confirmed the latest beheading.



230 injured as police clash with protesters in Islamabad

Pakistani riot policemen take position during clashes with opposition supporters near the prime minister's residence in Islamabad on August 30, 2014At least 230 people were wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, hospital officials said Sunday, as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. The protesters, led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Canadian cleric Tahir ul Qadri, had been camped outside parliament house since August 15 demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif quit amid allegations of vote rigging. They have 200 women who are trained in the use of firearms and they have come with the intention of occupying state buildings," defence minister Khawaja Asif told AFP as the fighting broke out late Saturday.



US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

United States's Stephen Curry, goes to dunk during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Finland, in Bilbao northern Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup.





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