• MPs-elect to take oath Thursday
  • Ershad to take oath as MP: Raushan
  • Gazette notification today
  • 2-day remand to quiz Mahbub, Milon
  • BNP not involved in minority assault: Mahbubur Rahman
  • Hunt down attackers of minorities: Nasim
  • Attacks on minorities could be suicidal: Obaidul Quader
  • Gibson-Khaleda meeting at 7:30pm
  • Hasina quits Rangpur-6 for by-polls
  • 60-hr hartal continues slackly on 3rd day
  • Army officer killed in Ivory Coast
  • Adilur, Elan indicted
  • Security for ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level examinees
  • 4 killed in Sylhet road crash
  • Pre-poll violence victim dies in Chittagong
  • Two Paribagh burn victims die
  • 78 Jamaat activists held in Bogra
  • Train communications resume in Kishoreganj
  • Expat killed in NY, suspect held
  • Nine dead in Indian train fire near Mumbai
  • More smokers worldwide now: study
  • Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, centre, greets supporters and collects money during a rally in Bangkok on Tuesday. — AFP photo

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Thai anti-graft panel to charge 308 MPs

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, centre, greets supporters and collects money during a rally in Bangkok on Tuesday. — AFP photo
Thailand’s anti-graft panel said Tuesday it would press charges against hundreds of politicians, mostly from the party of embattled prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, over a failed attempt to amend the constitution. The ruling adds to the political uncertainty... Full story

Turkey sacks 350 cops amid graft probe

The Turkish government has fired 350 police officers in Ankara, local media reported Tuesday, the latest twist in a vast corruption scandal that has ensnared key allies of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Full story

S Sudan govt says poised to retake key town

South Sudan’s government said Tuesday that it was poised to recapture a key town from rebel forces, as peace talks being held in neighbouring Ethiopia appeared to be making slow progress. Full story

Iraq forces hold off assault on Fallujah

Iraqi troops will delay an offensive against the militant-held city of Fallujah for fear of causing civilian casualties, an official said on Tuesday, while fighting and missile strikes in nearby Ramadi killed 29 people. Full story

30 killed in Nigeria sectarian attack

Gunmen shot and killed at least 30 people, burned down 40 homes and made off with scores of cattle from a mainly Christian village, survivors and a legislator said on Tuesday as ongoing ethnic-religious conflict over land... Full story

Three quarters of Britons want less immigration

Over three quarters of Britons want a reduction in immigration, according to a survey published on Tuesday, highlighting public concern about a subject being fiercely debated between the country’s main political parties. Full story

Spanish princess summoned over fraud

A Spanish court summoned King Juan Carlos’ youngest daughter Cristina over suspected tax and money-laundering crimes Tuesday, a first for a direct relative of the monarch. Cristina, 48, has been linked to the business affairs... Full story

Lawyer for Indian diplomat seeks delay

A lawyer for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade is seeking to postpone proceedings in a visa fraud case that has created tensions between the United States and India, citing the need to continue ‘meaningful... Full story

Earth appears to be an oddity, astronomers say

Astronomers call them super-Earths, and they are abundant outside our solar system. But the more experts learn about them, the weirder our own planet seems in comparison. Planets the size of Earth and up to four times larger... Full story

Myanmar journalists protest over reporter’s jail term

Dozens of journalists staged a rare demonstration Tuesday morning in Myanmar’s biggest city to protest a jail term given to a reporter who was working on a story about corruption. Wearing black T-shirts with slogans... Full story


Syrian rebels have killed 34 foreign fighters from al-Qaeda-linked groups in the northwest of the country over the last three days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The killings in the Jabal al-Zawiya region... Full story

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