Marshall Islands take on nuclear powers UK, Pakistan, India in court

While nobody expects the Marshall Islands to force the three powers to disarm at Monday's hearing, the archipelago's dogged campaign at the International Court of Justice highlights the growing scope for political minnows to get a hearing through global tribunals.

All three are expected to argue that the Marshall Islands' claims are beyond the Hague court's jurisdiction and should be thrown out. But many activists and academics believe getting them into court is a victory in itself.

Malala Yousafzai inspires guests to ‘Be a child and dream as big as you can’

Flashing a big smile, Malala proudly walked down the red carpet with a delegation of girl leaders from developing nations by her side and remained unfazed by the glitz and glamour.

Pakistan blast leave several dead at Multan bus station

Officials say the explosion happened when a motorcycle hit a motorised rickshaw at the busy bus stop, causing a large fire.

Police believe one of the vehicles was carrying explosives but forensic teams are still investigating.

Ball bearings were recovered from the site of the explosion.

Local media quoted officials as saying that a bomb was fitted to the motorcycle, but one police official said that a bomb was remotely detonated.

No group has said it carried out an attack.

Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

In a separate incident, gunmen ambushed a police patrol Wednesday in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing three police officers and wounding six, said local police official Saeed Khan. No one claimed the attack.

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to rein in Taliban

In a televised address, Ashraf Ghani also blamed neighboring Pakistan for what he described as Islamabad's support to the insurgents whose war against Kabul is now nearing its 14th year, and said he was sending a delegation to Islamabad later this week to demand a stop to this.

"We know they have sanctuaries there, we know they are active there," Ghani said, referring to Taliban leaders living in Pakistan. "We need all those activities to be stopped."

Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118

The National Disaster Management Authority said the flooding has affected more than 800,000 people in 2,275 villages. About 2,900 houses have collapsed or are partially damaged.

The northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is the worst affected, with 59 deaths reported there, according to NDMA's statement. The Pakistani part of Kashmir and southern part of eastern Punjab province each reported 22 deaths.

VIDEO: Heatwave kills at least 749

Major General. Asghar Nawaz, chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority, said 800 people had died as a result of the heat wave in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province.

He said another 38 people died in various parts of the Sindh province and the death toll could further rise in the coming days.

Pakistan-Zimbabwe game to proceed despite suicide bombing

Zimbabwe will go ahead with their third and final one-day international against Pakistan on Sunday at the Gaddafi Stadium despite security concerns after a suicide bomber blew himself up close to the stadium on Friday night during the second ODI.

"The incident hasn't affected the tour and Zimbabwe will play its last match of the tour as planned," PCB spokesman Agha Akbar told The Associated Press on Saturday.