• Election violence kills 5 across country
  • 17 killed in election violence across country
  • Oppn calls fresh 48-hr hartal from Monday
  • Turnout low as oppositions boycott polls: CEC
  • 6 independent candidates announce poll boycott
  • AL seeks EC's intervention to stop violence
  • Turnout low in Dhaka
  • Crude bomb blasts near polling centres leave 5 hurt in city
  • Voter turnout satisfactory: Tofail
  • Truck driver dies in hartal violence
  • Kid wounded in cocktail explosion
  • Dry weather likely
  • Face-to-face South Sudan peace talks as battles rage
  • China probes almost 37,000 officials for graft
  • Myanmar makes full preparation to host ASEAN meetings
  • Battle over GMO labeling rumbling in US
  • Egyptian civilians run out of a public bus after it was caught up in clashes between supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi and police in the northeastern part of Cairo’s Nasr City district on Friday. — AFP photo

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S Sudan fighting rages as talks delay

Warring parties in South Sudan delayed direct peace talks on Saturday dashing hopes of a swift ceasefire to end raging fighting and risks of a slide into all-out civil war. While top leaders of the government and rebel teams have briefly met directly, the rivals continued... Full story

Syrians launch new ‘revolution’ against al-Qaeda group

Syrian rebels and activists have launched a second ‘revolution’ nearly three years into the uprising against the president, Bashar al-Assad, this time against a powerful al-Qaeda affiliate accused of brutal abuses. Full story

Death toll in latest Egypt clashes rises to 17

Egyptian civilians run out of a public bus after it was caught up in clashes between supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi and police in the northeastern part of Cairo’s Nasr City district on Friday. — AFP photo
The death toll from the latest violent clashes in Egypt between Islamist protesters and security forces has risen to 17, a security official said on Saturday. Friday’s protests were the deadliest in months, coming less than two weeks ahead of a key referendum on... Full story

Thai ruling party to launch election bid amid protests

The Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s party is due Saturday to kick off a fragile election campaign for February polls boycotted by the opposition and rejected by anti-government protesters preparing to ‘shut down’ Bangkok. Full story

Deadly freeze hits northern US, eastern Canada

A fierce winter storm has caused chaos in the United States since the start of the year, killing 11 people, cancelling thousands of flights and bringing freezing temperatures to Canada. Full story

Vitamin D ‘boosts child muscles’

The researchers say that higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, BBC reported. The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin... Full story

Suu Kyi urges Myanmar army to back charter reform

Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called on the powerful military to get involved in reforming the country’s junta-era constitution, which currently bars her from becoming president. Full story

20,000 displaced as Indonesian volcano erupts 30 times

An Indonesian volcano that has erupted relentlessly for months shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times on Saturday, forcing further evacuations with more than 20,000 people now displaced, an official said. Full story

Protest in Malaysia after govt suspends magazine

Dozens of journalists protested Saturday in Malaysia against the suspension of a weekly magazine, urging the Southeast Asian nation to allow greater press freedom. The Heat stopped publication last month after the Home Ministry... Full story

Cambodia protesters call off rally after bloody crackdown

Anti-government demonstrators said on Saturday they had called off a mass rally they had planned to stage in the Cambodian capital on Sunday after a bloody crackdown on garment workers allied with the protest movement. Full story

Gang rape, killing of teen in India spark outrage

The father of a teenage girl who was allegedly gang raped and later died after being set on fire in eastern India is demanding a federal inquiry into the case, which has renewed public outrage over sexual violence in the country. Full story


Facing criticism, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced his decision not to take up the two five-bedroom duplex flats he has been allotted, Hindustan Times reported. He told the media that he has asked the government to... Full story

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