HOME SWEET HOME: Pakistani and Afghan Pashtun people gather at a rally to defend their housing at a slum area of Islamabad. A court ruling ordered the municipal authorities to clear the slums. (Farooq Naeem, AFP)
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European shares have bounced back, lifted by strong company results and news of acquisitions after falling in the previous five sessions.
Air China is set to launch a direct service between Beijing and Johannesburg after previously putting the route on hold due to SA's new visa rules and xenophobic violence.
Asian markets have mostly fallen, with Shanghai seeing another round of wild volatility a day after the mainland Chinese market's heaviest one-day losses in eight years.
The dollar has recovered slightly against the yen, although gains were limited as investors remain on edge after a sharp plunge in Chinese markets.
Chinese shares have sunk more than 3%, as Beijing scrambled once again to stabilise a stock market whose wild gyrations have heightened fears.
A rise in German business confidence and signs of a pickup in lending in Europe have given a boost to the euro.
Wall Street equities have fallen after a big drop in the Chinese stock market sparked worries about global economic growth.
Oil prices have fallen further in Asia after a plunge in Chinese stocks jolted global markets and added to fears about an oversupply of the commodity.