DHAKA: Bangladesh main opposition party BNP and its rightwing allies have extended a 72-hour nationwide strike for two more days demanding the postponement of polls, even as the deadline to file nomination papers ends on Monday.
CAIRO: At least 20 people, including two women and four children, died Sunday in a new aerial bombardment in the city of Al Bab, in the northern province of Aleppo, the Syrian Human Rights Observatory reported.
Manila: About a thousand traumatised survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon fled their homes in one central province following false rumours of a tsunami, civil defence officials said today.
Bangkok: As the political violence in Thailand intensified after a week of protests aimed at toppling PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s government, Thailand deployed Army troops to assist the police in tackling the mob of demonstrators who on Sunday tried to barge into the PM’s office and the police headquarters, reports said.
Karachi: Journalists from India and Pakistan have demanded an end to restrictions on communications and travel between the two countries.
Tehran: Iran and Russia are in talks to build another nuclear plant at Bushehr, with construction set to begin in 2014, media today reported nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi as saying.
Baghdad: As violence in Iraq has worsened with attacks hitting a wider array of targets, security officials have held an unusual seminar for cafe owners -- how to stop a suicide bomber.
LONDON: At least six people are feared dead and 32 injured after a police helicopter crashed into a pub in the Scottish city
JOHANNESBURG: A Mozambique Airlines plane carrying 33 people crashed in a remote border area, killing all on board, a report said on Saturday.
MANILA: The deaths from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on Saturday rose to 5,632, a government agency said.