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Indonesia, Russia to work together to fight terrorism
Indonesia and Russia pledged Wednesday to strengthen cooperation in cyber-security and counter-terrorism as concern grows about the spread of radicalism in Southeast Asia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who is on a two-day visit to Indonesia, said the two countries would work together more closely to counter the spread of Islamic State (IS) ideology.
Deposed Pakistani PM begins 2 days of rallies
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif began a rally on Wednesday in a defiant show of political power after a Supreme Court decision disqualified him from office late last month over undeclared assets.
Sharif launched the "caravan" from Islamabad to his eastern hometown of Lahore, despite the concerns of close advisers about security for himself and the crowds he is expected to draw.
France opens anti-terrorist inquiry after hit-and-run on soldiers
French counter-terrorist investigators have been asked to probe an incident in which a car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday, a source in the judiciary said.
A judicial source told Reuters that the department had taken up the matter and was working alongside colleagues from the DGSI internal intelligence agency - a move that in France shows the matter is being treated as a probable act of terrorism.
Israel soldier begins manslaughter prison term
AFP, Rishon LeZion
An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a trial that deeply divided the country arrived alongside motorcycle-riding supporters Wednesday to begin his 18-month prison term.
Elor Azaria, 21, entered the Tserifin military base near the city of Rishon LeZion to begin serving his sentence, his car driven by his father festooned with photographs of him and Israeli flags.
Suicide bomber kills four Pakistani soldiers
A suicide bomber killed four Pakistani soldiers in an attack in the troubled northwest near the border with Afghanistan, the army said on Wednesday, at least the second major attack since Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi came to power a week ago.
Pakistan began a military offensive against fighters affiliated with the Islamic State group along the northern part of the border last month, saying the region was fast becoming a safe haven for multiple terrorist organizations.
Vehicle hits soldiers in Paris suburb, injuring 6
French police are searching for a driver who slammed his BMW into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb Wednesday, injuring six of them in what appeared to be a carefully timed ambush before speeding away, officials said.
The driver's motive is unclear, but officials said he deliberately aimed at the soldiers, and counterterrorism authorities opened an investigation.
THE database of Election Commission (EC) containing elaborate information of about 10.5 crore voters may crash at any time as they have not upgraded the hardware and software, including the automated fingerprint identification system, in due time. Besides, storage capacity of Oracle Exadata system has also expired which has increased ...
AFP, Brussels :Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Monday urged the EU to "swiftly" grant official recognition to the state of Palestine as he sought support in Brussels amid a bitter row with Washington over the US plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem.Abbas told EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini that ...
Evening Standard :A beauty blogger who was the first ever hijab-wearing model to front a mainstream haircare ad has pulled out of a campaign with L'Oreal after a backlash over tweets she wrote in 2014. Amena Khan wrote on Instagram that she had decided to step down from the campaign ...
Southpaw opener Tamim Iqbal reached another milestone as he joined 6000 runs ODI Club during the 5th ODI of the triangular series against Zimbabwe at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium art Mirpur on Tuesday.The dashing opener Tamim, who hit his third consecutive fifties in this series so far, needed 66 runs ...
Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Though she has been acting in small screen for many days but Fahmida Sharmeen Fahmee had a dream to work in the big screen. At last, her dream comes into true. Finally she has been selected to cast in role of Farzana in Mizanur Rahman Labu’s movie ...
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was at his wittiest best in Davos on Monday when he asked actress Cate Blanchett for a selfie publicly and immediately quipped that it may leave his children embarrassed, sending the audience into peals of laughter. Khan received the 24th Crystal Award on Monday at ...
FINANCE Minister AMA Muhith has recommended Bangladesh Bank to start merger of problem banks, but experts fear that such a move would not stop the rot the country's banking sector is facing. On December 28, Muhith wrote a letter to BB Governor Fazle Kabir pointing out that it was the ...
AFP :Turkey on Monday shelled Kurdish militia targets in Syria and claimed progress in a cross-border offensive that has stoked concern among its allies and neighbours.The Turkish military on Saturday launched operation "Olive Branch", its second major incursion into Syrian territory during the seven-year civil war.The operation, where Turkish war ...
Bollywood actress Yami Gautam took to Twitter to applaud the victory of India at the Blind Cricket World Cup 2018. India retained Blind Cricket World Cup title after beating Pakistan by two wickets in a thrilling final played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE on Saturday. India had previously ...
Entertainment Report :If he would alive today he will turn into 77. He died on August 21 of 2017. His sudden demise made a gap in the field industry. He was basically a guardian in film arena. Today is birthday of legendary film actor Razzak. Younger son of Razzak, Khalid ...
A NATIONAL daily reported that at least 3,480 Bangladeshi workers died abroad in 2017, mostly due to stroke or heart attack. Unbearable physical and mental stress, workload, malnutrition, ill health care, thin sleep and rest time, and unhygienic living decrease the life expectancy of the Bangladeshi expatriates workers working in ...