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  • JP to ask for deputy speaker post
  • Ershad ‘thanks’ Hasina
  • BNP front organization leader killed in Savar
  • 29 crude bombs recovered from city’s Rampura
  • Miladunnabi being observed
  • Jamaat activist killed in ‘gunfight’ in Satkhira
  • Cotton factory gutted in Patuakhali
  • BSF frees Bangladeshi cattle trader
  • 8 Jamaat-Shibir activists held in Ctg
  • Japan logs record current account deficit
  • Thai opposition protesters target government offices
  • Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency
  • Chinese military ordered to buy locally-made vehicles
  • Displaced South Sudanese women walk towards the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal on Monday. About 32,000 refugees have fled to Uganda and a total of around 10,000 others have gone to Ethiopia and Kenya, while more than 350,000 are internally displaced within South Sudan, the United Nations says. — AFP photo

  • Members of Insaf Students’ Federation (ISF) light candles in front of a portrait of Aitzaz Hassan (L) at a ceremony to pay tribute in Karachi on Monday. — AFP photo

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S Sudan troops advance on Bor

Displaced South Sudanese women walk towards the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal on Monday. About 32,000 refugees have fled to Uganda and a total of around 10,000 others have gone to Ethiopia and Kenya, while more than 350,000 are internally displaced within South Sudan, the United Nations says. — AFP photo
Government troops in South Sudan were advancing Monday on Bor, the last state capital still in rebel hands, as peace talks in neighbouring Ethiopia appeared to make little progress towards a ceasefire. ‘Bor is still in the hands of the rebels but our forces are still... Full story

Iran, world powers reach deal opening N-plan

Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear programme to daily inspection by international experts starting January 20, setting the clock running on a six-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials said. Full story

Deserting C Africa troops return to their command

Hundreds of deserting Central African Republic soldiers and police returned to their commands on Monday as the interim president said ‘the party is over’ following weeks of deadly sectarian violence. Full story

Brain training helps older adults stay sharp for years

A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the course ended, according to results from the largest study ever done on cognitive training. Full story

Giant Antarctic glacier beyond point of no return

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest single contributors to world sea-level rise, is melting irreversibly and could add as much as a centimetre (0.4 inches) to ocean levels in 20 years, a study said on Sunday. Full story

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Pakistan to name school, stadium after teenage ‘bomb hero’

Members of Insaf Students’ Federation (ISF) light candles in front of a portrait of Aitzaz Hassan (L) at a ceremony to pay tribute in Karachi on Monday. — AFP photo
A Pakistani schoolboy who sacrificed his own life to save hundreds of his classmates by tackling a suicide bomber will have his school and a stadium named after him, officials said Monday. Aitzaz Hassan, a 15-year-old from the mainly Shia Ibrahimzai... Full story

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Hollande’s partner Valerie hospitalised

Valerie Trierweiler
Valerie Trierweiler, the girlfriend of the French president, Francois Hollande, was hospitalised after he was reported to be having an affair with an actress, officials said on Sunday. Aides to the ‘first girlfriend’ said she had been admitted on Friday ‘for a rest... Full story

No violence against opposition: Zuma

The South African president, Jacob Zuma, says the governing party will not tolerate violence as 30 of his supporters appear in court Monday after a clash with opposition supporters. The African National Congress members were arrested... Full story

One dead, 49 houses lost in Australia wildfire

A man has died defending his home from an intense wildfire that razed wooded hills near Australia’s west coast city of Perth, destroying 49 houses. The 62-year-old man collapsed and died on the roof of his home in suburban Hovea... Full story

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Support for Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government rose to more than 60 per cent in opinion polls, although voters were divided on his December visit to a Tokyo shrine seen by critics as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism. Full story


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