**Obama Unveils Gun Control Proposals**
U.S. President Barack Obama has unveiled his gun control agenda with a set of controversial proposals expected to start a political fight with pro-gun groups and their supporters.
Mr. Obama announced the proposals Wednesday at the White House, joined by relatives of some of the 26 victims of the December 14 school shooting in Connecticut. He has called that day the worst of his presidency, and has warned that congressional action on gun control will resonate with future generations.
The proposals include banning assault-style weapons, universal background checks for gun sales, and boosting mental health services. The president also signed 23 executive orders to help give law enforcement and mental health professionals more tools in combating gun violence.
But he faces stiff opposition from conservative lawmakers and the nation's largest gun lobby, the National Rifle Association.
**Pakistan's Anti-Corruption Bureau Refuses to Arrest Prime Minister**
The head of Pakistan's anti-corruption bureau says it has decided not to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, despite orders to do so by the supreme court.
Fasih Bokhari, chief of the National Accountability Bureau, told the court Thursday that he does not have sufficient evidence to arrest Mr. Ashraf on corruption charges.
On Tuesday, the supreme court ordered the arrest of the prime minister and 15 others on charges involving private power stations.
Mr. Ashraf is accused of taking bribes for arranging to build power plants to serve Pakistan's power deficiency. Mr. Ashraf has denied the allegations.
Observers say the arrest warrants could worsen the already-existing tension between the government and the courts.