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  • BSF picks up 2 Bangladeshis from Naogaon border
  • Jamaat man hurt in gunfight with cops in Ctg
  • Pakistan Jamaat slams Nizami's death sentence
  • North Yemen clashes kill 60
  • RU agitation postpones fee hike
  • Thai opposition under fire for election boycott
  • Tour operators fume over Great Barrier Reef dumping plan
  • Mumbai opens monorail to ease traffic congestion
  • Ukraine opposition set for talks with John Kerry
  • Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, left, receives donations from supporters during a rally in Bangkok on Friday. — AFP photo


Syria vows no concessions

Syria’s regime Friday vowed not to give any ground in peace talks with the opposition, as a first week of negotiations wrapped up with no concrete progress beyond a pledge to meet again. Full story

Asia rings in Year of the Horse with festivities

Fireworks illuminated the skies across Asia and millions of families gathered together Friday to usher in the Year of the Horse, kicking off a week of celebrations that included a performance by Braveheart actress Sophie Marceau... Full story

Afghanistan unable to manage US aid

Millions of dollars in US aid is flowing into Afghanistan even though the ministries receiving the funds are incapable of managing such large sums of money, an official US report said Thursday. Despite moves by the US... Full story

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Thai protesters blockade ballot papers

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, left, receives donations from supporters during a rally in Bangkok on Friday. — AFP photo
Thailand’s anti-government protesters are blockading buildings where ballot papers are being stored, two days before the general election, BBConline reported. At least one office in Bangkok has been surrounded... Full story

Republicans outline a path to legalise immigrants

Republican lawmakers endorsed in principle the legalisation of millions of undocumented immigrants on Thursday, but stopped short of backing a pathway to citizenship. The majority party in the House of... Full story

Rahul, Shinde on Kejriwal’s list of ‘corrupt’ leaders

The Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday came out with a list of ‘India’s most corrupt’ leaders and said that his Aam Aadmi Party’s aim should be to stall all such people from participating in Parliament, Hindustan Times reported. Full story

Ukraine army calls on president to take urgent steps

Ukraine’s armed forces on Friday urged the embattled president, Viktor Yanukovych, to take ‘urgent steps’ to ease the crisis in the ex-Soviet country, entering the fray on the political crisis for the first time. ‘Servicemen and... Full story

UK nuclear plant detects elevated levels of radiation

Britain’s Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing plant said on Friday it had detected higher than usual levels of radiation and ordered all non-essential staff to stay at home. Sellafield, the site of Britain’s worst nuclear... Full story

World’s oldest flamingo dies

Staff at Adelaide Zoo were in mourning Friday after the world’s oldest flamingo, and their oldest resident, died aged 83. The flamingo, known as ‘Greater’ after his species, was put to sleep on Thursday due to complications associated... Full story


30 killed in C Africa capital in three days Fighting in the capital of strife-torn Central African Republic has killed at least 30 people over the past three days, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday. Thirty bodies... Full story

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