• ‘JP ministers submit their resignation to Ershad’
  • Two-day remand granted to quiz Khoka
  • Sleeping bus helper burnt to death
  • Compromise good for all: CEC
  • Another 3-day blockade from Saturday
  • Stop violence: HRW
  • Three JP ministers now at Ershad’s residence
  • ACC appeals against Tarique’s acquittal
  • Sadek Hossain to be produced before court today
  • SC releases full text of Quader Molla verdict
  • Azhar’s trial begins
  • Teenager burnt in arson attack
  • Bullet-wounded rickshaw puller dies today in CMCH
  • Auto-rickshaw arson burns driver in Ctg
  • OPEC alert to risk of lower oil prices in 2014
  • Biden says 'significant apprehension' over China air zone
  • Tense Thailand celebrates revered king's birthday
  • Thai anti government protesters hold a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they rally at in front the national police headquarters in Bangkok on Wednesday. — AFP photo

  • Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the newly formed Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party, shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote at a polling station in New Delhi on Wednesday. — Reuters photo

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  • People shout slogans in front of the Ukrainian cabinet of ministers building during a rally to support EU integration in Kiev on Wednesday. — Reuters photo

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Thai anti-govt protesters rally at police HQ

Thai anti government protesters hold a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they rally at in front the national police headquarters in Bangkok on Wednesday. — AFP photo
Protesters in Thailand trying to bring down the government rallied at national police headquarters on Wednesday and their leader said the fight would go on despite efforts to defuse the crisis. Thailand̢۪s military, which has staged or attempted 18 coups in... Full story

Imran Khan party hails

Former cricketer Imran Khan’s party claimed a ‘tactical success’ Wednesday after the US military suspended shipments of equipment out of Afghanistan via a key Pakistani route, citing protests that posed a risk to truck drivers. Full story

'Assad to lead during transition'

Syria̢۪s Bashar al-Assad will remain president and lead any transition agreed upon in Geneva peace talks planned for next month, a government minister insisted on Wednesday. Full story

'LatAm minorities face discrimination'

Despite a decade of economic growth across most of Latin America, people of African descent throughout the region still face discrimination and earn less, a UN agency said on Tuesday. Full story

Millions of New Delhi residents vote in city polls

Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the newly formed Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party, shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote at a polling station in New Delhi on Wednesday.  — Reuters photo
Millions of residents of India̢۪s capital lined up Wednesday to cast their votes in city polls that are expected to serve as an indication of how Indians will vote in next year̢۪s national elections. The incumbent Congress party̢۪s top elected official, chief minister... Full story

Return treasures Britain looted, Chinese tell Cameron

The British prime minister, David Cameron, faced demands for the return of priceless artefacts looted from Beijing in the 19th century on Wednesday, the last day of his visit to China. Cameron travelled to the southwestern city... Full story

Arafat did not die of poisoning, French tests conclude

Yasser Arafat was not the victim of poisoning, French forensic scientists concluded on Tuesday, countering a Swiss report on the 2004 death of the Palestinian leader that found he was probably killed with radioactive polonium. Full story

Pay-as-you-like restaurant in China loses thousands

A Biblically-named restaurant in China where patrons can pay whatever they want — or nothing at all — has shown that while loving your neighbour may be laudable, it is a risky business model. Full story

Pakistani drowns daughters, self over Dubai debts

A Pakistani depressed over debts in Dubai drowned his two daughters and emailed his wife to wish her a better life before killing himself, reports in the emirate said Wednesday. Full story

Obama̢۪s uncle given US green card: lawyer

A 69-year-old uncle of the president, Barack Obama, was on Tuesday granted the right to remain in the United States permanently after a federal court ruling, his lawyer revealed. Kenya-born Onyango Obama arrived in the United States... Full story

Mandela putting up ‘courageous fight’

Nelson Mandela
Ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela is not ‘doing well’ but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his ‘deathbed,’ members of his family have told the South African Broadcasting Corporation in an interview. His daughter, Makaziwe... Full story

Hezbollah commander killed in Beirut, Israel blamed

Lebanon̢۪s Shia militant Hezbollah group said on Wednesday one of its commanders was killed outside his Beirut home in an overnight attack it blamed on Israel. Israel denied any role in the killing of Hassan al-Laqqis, which Hezbollah said... Full story

12 dead in C Africa unrest

At least 12 people, including children and a pregnant woman, have been killed close to the capital Bangui by Christian vigilantes, a military source said Wednesday, amid rising fears of sectarian massacres in the Central African Republic. Full story

Biden calls for trust with China amid

The US vice president, Joe Biden, said on Wednesday that relations between Washington and Beijing had to be based on trust, amid a dispute over a new Chinese air defence zone which has rattled nerves regionally. Full story

Ukraine PM calls for end to tension

People shout slogans in front of the Ukrainian cabinet of ministers building during a rally to support EU integration in Kiev on Wednesday. — Reuters photo
Ukraine̢۪s embattled prime minister Mykola Azarov warned protesters on Wednesday they would be punished if they broke the law after he marshalled his ministers for a cabinet meeting despite an attempted blockade by demonstrators. With a crisis over... Full story

Human ancestor was less-chimp-like than thought: study

The last common ancestor of Man and Ape was not a knuckle-walking, tree-swinging hominid resembling today̢۪s chimpanzee, said a study on Tuesday challenging some long-held theories of human evolution. Full story


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