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Last Night World: Slain Taliban chief not a martyr: Sunni group

The Sunni Ittehad Council,a conglomeration of over 20 parties of the Barelvi school of thought,issued the statement.

Lahore: With some hardline Pakistani politicians referring to slain Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud as a “martyr”,an influential Sunni Muslim group has issued a fatwa saying doing so was against the Quran. The Sunni Ittehad Council,a conglomeration of over 20 parties of the Barelvi school of thought,issued the statement. PTI

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in UN

United Nations: Pakistan has opposed the creation of new permanent seats in the UN Security Council,claiming it would go against inclusive decision-making at the world body. PTI

British PM to demand probe in Sri Lanka

London: UK Prime Minister David Cameron will demand an independent investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka when he attends Commonwealth summit in Colombo next week. PTI

Egypt soccer fans released on bail

Cairo: Prosecutors released 25 Egyptian soccer fans arrested after clashes at Cairo’s international airport Saturday,ahead of the first international match planned in the city in two years.The release comes before a vital World Cup playoff against Ghana in a military-owned stadium in Cairo on Nov. 19. AP