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Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism

Aug 30 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

NEW DELHI — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence, come to terms with links between local and international militants and protect and promote human rights.

  • | Posted: Aug 18 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — In a move that could reverberate across the Middle East, Iran confirmed Wednesday that Russia is using its territory to launch airstrikes in Syria even as a second wave of Moscow’s bombers flew out of the Islamic Republic to hit targets in the war-ravaged country.

  • | Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:05am

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A canoe slalom coach from Germany died Monday after sustaining head injuries last week in a car crash in Rio de Janeiro, the country’s Olympic team said.

  • | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:07am

    HAVANA — Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their well-wishes on his 90th birthday and criticized President Barack Obama in a lengthy letter published in state media. He appeared but did not speak at a gala in his honor broadcast on state television Saturday evening.

  • | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:07am

    BERLIN — Police in Switzerland say a Swiss man set a fire and stabbed people on a train in the country’s northeast, wounding six people as well as himself.

  • | Posted: Aug 13 2016 - 12:05am

    UNITED NATIONS — United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have a robust new mandate and thousands of additional troops despite government opposition to the move, raising the possibility of clashes between blue helmets and the country’s armed forces.

  • | Posted: Aug 12 2016 - 12:05am

    HUA HIN, Thailand — A wave of coordinated explosions rattled multiple cities across southern Thailand, killing at least four people and wounding dozens more, police said Friday. Among the injured were 10 foreigners in the seaside resort town of Hua Hin.

  • | Posted: Aug 11 2016 - 12:05am

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial, moving Brazil’s first female leader a step closer to being permanently removed and underscoring her failure to change lawmakers’ minds the last several months.

  • | Posted: Aug 11 2016 - 12:05am

    ANKARA, Turkey — A wave of Kurdish rebel attacks targeting police and soldiers in Turkey’s mainly-Kurdish southeast killed at least 12 people on Wednesday, as Turkey was still dealing with the aftermath of a failed military coup attempt that threatened the government.

  • | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:05am

    QUETTA, Pakistan — Pakistani militants struck at the heart of the country’s legal profession on Monday, killing a prominent attorney and then bombing the hospital where dozens of other lawyers had gathered to mourn. The twin attacks killed at least 70 people, most of them lawyers, authorities said.

  • | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:05am

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Five gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms have abducted an American and an Australian in Kabul, a security official said Monday. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the abduction.

  • | Posted: Aug 8 2016 - 12:05am

    SKOPJE, Macedonia — Macedonia’s government declared a state of emergency Sunday in parts of the capital hit by torrential rain and floods that left at least 21 people dead, six missing and dozens injured, authorities said.

  • | Posted: Aug 7 2016 - 12:05am

    PARIS (AP) — A fast-moving fire that appeared to be accidental swept through a birthday party in a basement bar in the northwest French city of Rouen, killing at least 13 people and injuring six others, authorities said Saturday.

  • | Posted: Aug 7 2016 - 12:05am

    TOKYO — Japan summoned Chinese diplomats Saturday to protest after six Chinese coast guard vessels approached disputed East China Sea islands accompanying a fleet of hundreds of Chinese fishing boats.

  • | Posted: Aug 6 2016 - 12:05am

    RIO DE JANEIRO — What it lacked in flash, Rio made up for with feeling.

  • | Posted: Aug 5 2016 - 12:05am

    JERUSALEM — Israel’s internal security agency said Thursday it has arrested a senior employee of the international aid group World Vision in the Gaza Strip, accusing him of siphoning millions of dollars of the charity’s funds and transferring them to the Islamic militant group Hamas.