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_______________________________________________________________ Indonesian government has halted execution of Pakistani death row prisoner Zulfiqar Ali. This has been confirmed by Pakistani Ambassador to Jakarta, Aqil Nadeem. He said the officials of Indonesia's Foreign Office have conveyed us that Zulfiqar Ali's execution has been stopped and he is safe. Zulfiqar Ali was among the 14 drug convicts who were shifted to the firing squad at an island outside Jakarta where his execution was stopped last moment. Meanwhile, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz says Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's efforts have helped to suspend death penalty of Pakistani prisoner in Indonesia. In a tweet message, she said despite bleak chance of success, the Prime Minister decided to make one more attempt to have Zulfiqar's execution suspended and it happened.
_______________________________________________________________ Hillary Clinton has told voters the presidential election is a "moment of reckoning", as she made history by accepting the Democratic nomination. Speaking on the final night of the party's convention in Philadelphia, the first woman nominated by a major party said there were huge challenges. "Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart," she said. Mrs Clinton accused her Republican opponent in November's election, Donald Trump, of sowing discord. "He wants to divide us - from the rest of the world, and from each other." But Mr Trump tweeted that the speech had failed to address the threat posed by radical Islam, making the former secretary of state unfit to lead the country.
_______________________________________________________________ Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock have made its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest person, according to Forbes. Mr Bezos owns 18% of Amazon's shares, which rose 2% in trading on Thursday. Forbes estimated his fortune to be $65.3bn (£49.5bn). Amazon's revenue beat analysts' expectations, climbing 31% from last year to $30.4bn in the second quarter. Profit for the e-commerce giant was $857m, compared with $92m in 2015. According to Forbes estimates, Mr Bezos's fortune is only surpassed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, worth $78bn (£59bn), and the $73.1bn (£55bn) fortune of Zara founder Amancio Ortega.
_______________________________________________________________ A man from India's Dalit community has been beheaded and his wife hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees (22 cents; 16 pence) debt in Uttar Pradesh state. Police said the couple were murdered by an upper caste grocer on Thursday when they told him they needed time to pay for biscuits they had bought from him. The grocer has been arrested. Dalits, formerly known as untouchables, form the lowest rung of India's caste hierarchy.