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Fire kills 69 in Bangladesh capital: official

Fire kills 69 in Bangladesh capital: official
Dhaka - 

At least 69 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said Thursday.

Kashmiri students flee Indian backlash after suicide attack

Kashmiri students flee Indian backlash after suicide attack
Srinagar - 

Junaid Ayub Rather cowered alongside 30 other students in a small room for two nights while mobs chanted for their blood outside, before finally escaping the rage sweeping India after last week's suicide bombing in Kashmir.

UK's May to speak to every EU leader in bid to break Brexit deadlock

UK's May to speak to every EU leader in bid to break Brexit deadlock
London - 

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday vowed to speak to every EU member state leader "over the coming days", as she wrote to Conservative MPs to appeal for unity over Brexit.

Helicopter evacuation for Canadians trapped in Haiti

Helicopter evacuation for Canadians trapped in Haiti
Haiti - 

A group of 131 Canadian tourists Saturday were evacuated via helicopter from their beachside resort in Haiti after being trapped for one week at the site due to ongoing unrest.

India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge

India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge
New Delhi - 

Thousands of mourners across India attended funerals on Saturday for some of the 41 soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir as a round-the-clock curfew remained in force in part of the restive region.

Taliban take centre stage as Kabul cut out of peace talks

Taliban take centre stage as Kabul cut out of peace talks

Kabul - 

President Ashraf Ghani is being pushed to the sidelines as the Taliban ignore his overtures for peace and negotiate instead with his friends, and enemies, over the future of Afghanistan.

Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 121 dead, 226 missing

Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 121 dead, 226 missing

Brumadinho - 

The toll from a dam collapse last week at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 121 dead and 226 missing, according to officials Saturday.

Twin bomb attacks on Philippine church kills at least 18

Jolo - 

At least 18 people were killed Sunday when a double bomb attack hit a Catholic church on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, the military said, days after voters backed expanded Muslim self-rule in the region.



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