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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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.
Asian markets have tumbled further, dragged down by another huge sell-off in Shanghai a day after the mainland's heaviest one-day losses in over eight years.
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.
The biggest rout in Chinese shares in eight years has stoked concerns over the worldwide impact of slowing growth in the world's No 2 economy.
European equities have dropped reacting to the biggest one-day plunge since 2007 on China's stock market, with London's FTSE 100 index slipping 1.13%.