Opposition leader Imran Khan is the man of the hour for thousands of his supporters in Islamabad but those unable to access him can get themselves clicked with his look-alike who has been a big draw at the protest.
While negotiators from the government and the opposition held talks with protesting populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, Imran Khan, who has promised to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence if he fails to step down by 8 PM, reiterated that there cannot be any negotiations until Mr Sharif resigns.
As the Pakistan government and protesters were locked in an intense standoff in the capital, pitched battles were also being fought on the social media with 'IamNawaz' and 'GoNawazGo' trending on Twitter.
Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd agitating to leave a neighbourhood placed under quarantine because of the Ebola virus, witnesses said.
Thousands of Pakistani protesters tried to blockade parliament on Wednesday after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inside at the time, but the lawmakers left by a back entrance.
President Barack Obama looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US next month, despite an online petition by a Sikh rights group seeking cancellation of his meeting at the White House, a top American official has said.
The phone call from President Barack Obama to Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his massive electoral victory "set the tone" for ending a frosty relationship between the US and the BJP leader, said America's interim Ambassador Kathleen Stephens today.
Wednesday August 20, 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan
An anti-government Pakistani cleric told his protesting supporters camped outside parliament on Wednesday not to allow anyone in or out of the assembly, which is in session with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in attendance.