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A group of novice Buddhist monks take selfie during a ceremony in Colombo yesterday.

PM: terrorism, militancy barriers to development

PM: terrorism, militancy barriers to development

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told the parliament that terrorism and militancy are big barriers to the country’s development and security.

Bangladesh downgraded in US trafficking report

Bangladesh downgraded in US trafficking report

The US government has downgraded Bangladesh in the ‘trafficking in persons’ report for not taking firm steps to deal with the threat, a media report said.

Thousands of falcons smuggled out of Pakistan every year

Thousands of falcons smuggled out of Pakistan every year

Nearly 5,000 to 6,000 falcons are trapped and smuggled out of Pakistan every year, sources in the Ministry of Climate Change said on Saturday.

Search begins for two missing mountaineers

Search begins for two missing mountaineers

Pakistani rescuers were searching yesterday for a Spanish man and an Argentinian who went missing on a notoriously treacherous Himalayan peak known as “Killer Mountain”, an official said.

Paddington Bear author Michael Bond dies at 91

Paddington Bear author Michael Bond dies at 91

Michael Bond, the creator of the beloved children’s character Paddington Bear, has died aged 91.

Six charged over 96 deaths in Hillsborough stadium tragedy

Six charged over 96 deaths in Hillsborough stadium tragedy

Six people including two former senior police officers have been charged with criminal offences relating to the deaths of 96 people at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ...

Beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town: govt

Beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town: govt

Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by rebels yesterday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel “atrocities” could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.

China donates arms for fight against militants

China donates arms for fight against militants

China yesterday donated thousands of guns to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to help Manila in its battle against gunmen who are holed up in a southern city.

Temer rejects Brazil graft charge as ‘soap opera’

Temer rejects Brazil graft charge as ‘soap opera’

Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Tuesday defiantly rejected a bribery charge against him as a “soap opera”, saying there is no proof and vowing to fight on.

Slain journalist’s family demands new probe

Slain journalist’s family demands new probe

Family and colleagues of slain Mexican journalist Salvador Adame on Tuesday demanded a new investigation, insisting authorities examine his reporting as a possible motive.

Rogue cop lobs grenades on Venezuela top court

Rogue cop lobs grenades on Venezuela top court

The Venezuelan government yesterday hunted on for a rogue policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolas Maduro suspected the raid may have been manipulated to justify repression.

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