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  • Taranco holds meeting with Khaleda
  • Khaleda sits in emergency meeting with party leaders
  • Opposition blockade extended to 6:00am Friday
  • Jamaat calls strike on Tuesday
  • Chhatra Dal leader shot dead in Jessore
  • Legal notice served on govt against Mollah's execution
  • Taranco meets with AL, Jamaat delegations
  • Red notice for Tarique dropped
  • Court permits police to quiz Hannan, Rizvi at jail gate
  • State defence submits list of witnesses to defend Khokon in war crimes trial
  • Lawyers to meet Quader Molla Tuesday
  • Bangladesh says World T20 safe after Windies pull out
  • West Indies U-19s cancel Bangladesh tour
  • JP ministers not attending cabinet meeting
  • ICT closes cross-examination of 15th witness
  • BSF detains two Bangladeshi at Thakurgaon border
  • More than 70 leaders expected for Mandela memorial, funeral
  • Thai PM calls elections as 100,000 join protests
  • Environmentalists hail China shark fin ban at official banquets
  • A man grieves outside the house where former South African president Nelson Mandela died, in Johannesburg, on Sunday. — Reuters photo


33 killed in Baghdad bombings

At least nine explosions tore through predominantly Shia Muslim areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, hitting crowded market places, commercial districts and car repair shops in a string of bombings that killed at least 33 people... Full story

Afghanistan slow to enforce law on women: UN

The United Nations complained Sunday that Afghan authorities have been slow in enforcing a law protecting women against forced marriages, domestic violence and rape. Full story

Philippines typhoon survivours face huge challenges

A month after one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded hit the Philippines, masses of survivors are living amid rubble in rebuilt shanty homes and experts say reconstructing destroyed communities will take years. Full story

394 killed in last three days in Bangui: France

The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, said Sunday that nearly 400 people were killed in the last three days in violence in the Central African Republic capital Bangui, but that calm had returned. Full story

Mandela remembered with praise and prayers

A man grieves outside the house where former South African president Nelson Mandela died, in Johannesburg, on Sunday. — Reuters photo
With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colours and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as an example of freedom and forgiveness to build a better nation and world. At churches, mosques, synagogues... Full story

UN inspectors visit Iran site linked to nuclear programme

UN inspectors visited an Iranian plant on Sunday linked to a planned heavy-water reactor that could yield nuclear bomb fuel, taking up an initial offer by Tehran to open its disputed nuclear programme up to greater scrutiny. Full story

Egypt courts order 21 women, girl protesters freed

Egyptian appeals courts on Saturday ordered 14 women jailed after a protest to be freed, reducing 11-year prison terms to one-year suspended sentences, as seven girls were also ordered released. Full story

US war veteran freed by N Korea arrives home

An 85-year-old American war veteran freed by North Korea after more than a month in detention arrived home in the United States on Saturday where he was reunited with his family. Full story

2nd Philippines broadcaster murdered in a week

Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead a radio broadcaster in the southern Philippines in the second such murder in a week, the police said on Sunday. The killing of Michael Diaz Milo, host of a daily radio show and a programme director... Full story

Ukraine capital braces for massive protest

Thousands of Ukrainians angered by police violence and the president̢۪s turn away from Europe headed for the centre of the capital on Sunday, in what was expected to be the largest rally since mass protests started three weeks ago. Full story

Hagel backs NATO force in Afghanistan post-2014

The US defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, told American troops on Sunday that he backed a NATO force playing a role in Afghanistan after 2014, as Washington and the president, Hamid Karzai, wrangle over a stalled security pact. Full story

9 killed in Colombia rebel attack

The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, says nine people, including civilians, military and a police officer, died in an attack on a police post that̢۪s being blamed on rebels. Santos says 23 civilians, 12 police and three troops... Full story

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