• President invites Hasina to form next govt
  • MPs take oath
  • Workers-cops clash
  • HC stays remand of Mahbub
  • BSF hold 2 Bangladeshi nationals
  • Court denies bail, remand petitions of 6 BNP leaders
  • New cabinet takes oath early next week: Cabinet Secretary
  • Hasina asks AL MPs to help restore law, order
  • Hasina to meet president today
  • AL leader shot dead in Khagrachhari
  • Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury gets 7-yr imprisonment
  • 2 killed in Dinajpur road accident
  • Bus kills one in capital
  • Feni arson victim dies in Ctg
  • Yusuf ordered killing of a pro-liberation man: witness
  • Obama invites Merkel to Washington after phone-tap row
  • CAR leader preparing to step down
  • North America's deep freeze set to ease
  • Ex-Nazi soldier charged over French massacre
  • Indian court orders security for family of gang-rape victim
  • Robert Gates

  • Monica Spear


Turkey sacks more cops as graft scandal deepens

The Turkish government fired 16 provincial police chiefs in a new mass purge Wednesday as a corruption scandal rocking prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan deepened. Among those dismissed were police from several big... Full story

S Sudan talks stall again over political prisoners

Peace talks have stalled, a rebel commander is claiming big victories against the government, and Uganda is sending in more military troops and hardware. Even as several dozen people held a peace march in South Sudan’s capital... Full story

Kejriwal launches graft hotline

India’s corruption fighter and newly elected chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a graft hotline Wednesday aimed at stopping wrongdoing by bureaucrats. Kejriwal’s performance as chief minister of the Indian capital... Full story

Obama didn’t believe his own war strategy: Gates

Robert Gates
Former defence secretary Robert Gates has delivered a scathing critique of president Barack Obama’s handling of the war in Afghanistan in a revealing new memoir, US media reported Tuesday. In ‘Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War,’ Gates recounts... Full story

Watchdog calls for UK voter ID amid S Asian fraud fears

Voters in Britain should have to prove their identity at polling stations, the elections watchdog said Wednesday, as it launched a study into fraud concerns around ethnic South Asian communities. Full story

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Ex-beauty queen of Venezuela killed

Monica Spear
Gunmen killed a former Miss Venezuela and her British-born partner in front of their young daughter in an attack that shocked the crime-plagued nation, authorities said Tuesday. Monica Spear, a 29-year-old soap opera star, and Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were killed... Full story

Thailand to deploy 15,000 police, troops for ‘shutdown’

Nearly 15,000 police and soldiers will be deployed in the Thai capital next week for the planned ‘shutdown’ of Bangkok by demonstrators trying to overthrow the government, officials said Wednesday. Full story

North Korea to hold parliamentary vote in March

North Korea announced Wednesday elections to its rubber-stamp parliament in March, the first under leader Kim Jong-Un as he seeks to cement his grip on power after purging his uncle. Full story

Nine dead in train fire near Mumbai

A fire on a train heading out of the Indian city of Mumbai killed nine people on Wednesday, officials said, underlining the railway system’s poor safety record days after another fire killed 23 people. Full story


The judge in the trial of Egypt’s former Islamist president on charges of inciting murder has ordered the hearings adjourned until February 1 after bad weather prevented bringing Mohammed Morsi to court. Security officials say... Full story

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