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  • 2 female ‘militants’ surrender at Narsingdi hideout
US sees hope for negotiated end

US sees hope for negotiated end

WASHINGTON: The United States dared to permit itself renewed hope Thursday that the longest war in its history may be closer to a negotiated settlement,…
Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria

Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria

ISTANBUL: Turkey suffered heavy losses on Thursday during its offensive against a Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, with the military announcing that…

France, US ‘will not tolerate impunity’

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron and his US counterpart Donald Trump vowed there would be “no impunity” in the event of further chemical weapons use in Syria in a telephone call yesterday, reports AFP. The leaders also urged Russia to put “maximum pressure” on its ally…

25 dead in drug rehab centre fire

BAKU: Twenty-five people perished in a fire which tore through a drug rehabilitation clinic in the Azerbaijani capital Baku early yesterday, with activists saying safety standards had not been met, reports AFP. Video footage broadcast on local television showed huge flames leaping through barred windows…

Kenyan doctors ‘perform brain surgery on wrong patient’

London: Four Kenyan medics have been suspended after cutting open the skull of the wrong patient at a hospital in Nairobi, reports BBC. One patient needed surgery for a blood clot on the brain, the other only non-invasive treatment for swelling. But a horrifying mix-up of identification tags saw the…

30 new political parties register in run-up to Thai polls

BANGKOK: More than 30 new Thai political parties submitted names and logos on the opening day of party registration in Bangkok yesterday, an early step in the junta-ruled kingdom’s halting return to democracy, reports AFP. Thailand has been under army rule since a 2014 putsch toppled an elected…

Prince Harry and Meghan bring in public for wedding

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle have invited 2,640 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle for their wedding in May, Kensington Palace said yesterday, reports AFP. The prince and the US actress “want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow…

Indian police say 10 Maoist ‘rebels’ killed in gunfight

NEW DELHI: At least 10 suspected Maoist rebels and a police officer were killed yesterday in a firefight deep in the jungles of central India, reports AFP. Police said hundreds of commandos launched a pre-dawn assault on a suspected rebel hideout in Chhattisgarh state, triggering a gunfight that lasted…
1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands

1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands

PARIS: A thriving “hotspot” of 1.5 million Adelie penguins, a species fast declining in parts of the world, has been discovered on remote…

Indonesia scrubbing the ‘world’s dirtiest river’

MAJALAYA: The scabies on Indonesian rice farmer Yusuf Supriyadi’s limbs are a daily reminder of the costs of living next to the “world’s dirtiest river”, reports AFP. Supriyadi depends on the Citarum’s murky waters—a floating carpet of household rubbish, toxic chemicals…
Human limbs found inside croc belly

Human limbs found inside croc belly

BALIKPAPAN: A human leg and arm have been found inside the belly of a huge crocodile suspected of mauling a man to death in Borneo, Indonesian police…
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