• Hasina boarding an Indian train: Rizvi
  • Armed forces must remain vigilant to face threat, uphold democratic trend: PM
  • War crimes accused Yusuf dies
  • Tribunal for formality before handing over Yusuf’s body
  • Delwar, wife land in jail
  • Pay compensation to Santhia Hindu families: HC
  • Tamim resigns as vice captain of national team
  • SSC exams begin
  • BSF detains another Bangladeshi in Thakurgaon
  • Youth dies in police custody
  • Derailment halts Ctg-Dhaka, Ctg-Sylhet train services
  • Three killed in Sylhet road crash
  • 20 held in Benapole while crossing border illegally
  • Indian Kashmir under curfew amid separatist strike
  • Hotel blaze kills 15 pilgrims in Saudi holy city
  • US government to expand recognition of gay marriage
  • Roadside bomb kills 8 Afghan soldiers
  • Infanta Cristina

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Fighting as aid due to enter besieged Homs

Fighting erupted around besieged rebel-held districts of the Syrian city of Homs Saturday with the UN poised to deliver aid to desperate civilians on day two of a humanitarian truce. The regime and activists traded accusations... Full story

Spain princess testifies in fraud probe

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Spain’s Princess Cristina headed into court Saturday to testify in a historic judicial hearing aimed at helping determine whether she and her husband illegally used company funds for personal expenses, including lavish parties at their modernist Barcelona... Full story

US would overthrow Iranian govt if it could

Iran’s Supreme Leader said on Saturday the United States would overthrow the Iranian government if it could, adding Washington had a ‘controlling and meddlesome’ attitude towards the Islamic Republic, Iranian media reported. Full story

NSA collects under 30pc of all phone data: reports

The National Security Agency collects less than 30 per cent of all US phone calls, much less than previously thought, according to media reports. Lawmakers have suggested the NSA’s controversial bulk phone data programme scooped... Full story

Key S Sudan towns looted, deserted

The United Nations mission in South Sudan reported widespread looting after a patrol in the strategic market town of Bor, which has changed hands several times in the conflict, officials said on Friday. Full story

Iraq governor gives Anbar militants one-week ultimatum

An Iraqi provincial governor on Saturday gave militants controlling a city near Baghdad one week to surrender as government forces made steady progress in an effort to end a weeks-long crisis. Full story

Extremist threats hamper Pak minority minister’s murder trial

Extremist threats have hampered the murder trial of Pakistan’s former minority affairs minister Shahbaz Bhatti, who was gunned down in Islamabad in March 2011, the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) said Saturday. Full story

Bosnia on edge after protest violence

The acrid smell of smoke hung over Bosnia’s capital on Saturday after rampaging protesters set fire to government buildings in countrywide riots that left over 150 injured. The streets of Sarajevo were calm after firemen spent the night... Full story

Philippines thanks world for typhoon aid with billboards, tweets

The Philippines took to social media and bought ad space in the world’s most prominent strips Saturday to thank the global community for its help three months after a devastating typhoon that killed 8,000 people. Full story

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The heaviest snow in two decades struck Tokyo and other areas across Japan on Saturday, leaving three dead and nearly 500 others injured, reports said. More than 740 flights were grounded as the weather agency issued a severe storm... Full story


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