• RU closed sine die
  • Govt turned entire country into jail: BNP
  • SC upholds bail to four BNP leaders
  • Election schedule for reserve seats next week: EC
  • Qaisar indicted
  • No tax from 1.36 lakh good looking houses: NBR
  • Devotees seek divine blessings at Akheri Munajat
  • Two Bangladeshis killed in brawl over pair of shoes
  • Buet student’s injury in road crash sparks protest
  • Septic tank blast kills father, daughter in Tongi
  • Mymensingh road crash kills 6 Ijtema devotees
  • Thai vote starts peacefully, but political paralysis looms
  • Syria death toll tops 136,000, future talks uncertain
  • Australia claims 'substantial' progress on reef protection

Syria talks end with accusations

Syria’s warring sides have traded barbs over the failure to achieve concrete results at peace talks in Geneva, amid doubts over the regime’s participation in a planned new round in February. Full story

West and Russia accuse each other of ‘coercing’ Ukraine

The United States and Europe exchanged angry words with Russia on Saturday in a tug-of-war over Ukraine, with US, EU and NATO leaders saying Moscow must not strong-arm Kiev into an unpopular alliance. Full story

Morsi trial for murder resumes

The trial of Mohamed Morsi over the deaths of protesters resumed on Saturday, days after he shouted from the dock in a separate case that he was the legitimate Egyptian president. His trial is seen as a test for Egypt’s military-installed... Full story

Dead eyes ‘may give blind sight’

Researchers suggest cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, BBC reported. Tests in rats, reported in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, showed the human cells could restore some... Full story

The shadowy world of sex trafficking on US shores

‘Are you Shandra? Yes, I am.’ With those few words, a young Indonesian with big dreams of a better life found herself catapulted into the murky underground world of sex slavery and violence. Full story

Obama hints at easing stance on immigration

The president, Barack Obama, and top Republican leaders are signalling willingness to soften their stances on immigration legislation as they try to open the door for compromise before many in Congress face elections late this year. Full story

Outcry in Delhi over student’s death after beating

The beating and subsequent death in New Delhi of a university student from India’s remote northeast has sparked a furious outcry against racism and criticism of police in the Indian capital. Full story

UAE forces new mothers to breastfeed by law

According to a new law women in the United Arab Emirates must breastfeed their children, or their husbands could sue them, Daily Mail reported. The legislation passed this month, requires all able Emirati women to breastfeed... Full story

Malaysians angry as Sweden holds parents for hitting child

The Malaysian prime minister on Saturday offered help to a Muslim couple detained in Sweden for hitting their son, in a case that has provoked an outcry in the Southeast Asian country. Full story

Italian police find John Paul II relic discarded by thieves

Italian police have recovered part of a religious relic stained with Polish pope John Paul II’s blood that was thrown away by thieves thinking it worthless, the Italian press reported on Saturday. Full story


The UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories on Friday criticised Israel’s demolition of 36 homes in the Jordan Valley and urged a halt to such actions in the West Bank. Hundreds of activists, meanwhile, staged... Full story

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