Obama calls for calm after three police officers killed


President Obama has called for restraint after three police officers were shot dead in the city of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. The gunman, Gavin Long, an African-American who had served for five years in the Marines, was also killed. He had posted videos on the internet complaining about police treatment of African-Americans, reports BBC. Tensions in Baton Rouge have been ...

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Turkey coup attempt: Over 6,000 held


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on alleged coup plotters continued Sunday as the number of those detained by the government topped 6,000. Photographs surfaced on social media of apparent mass detentions, including one showing dozens of people kneeling down in a large stable in Ankara, apparently stripped to the waist. Elsewhere, others circulating widely in mainstream Turkish media show ...

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Obama renews resolve to fight terrorism after Dhaka attack

US President Barack Obama vowed to continue to stand with Japan, Bangladesh and the rest of the world in his country’s steadfast resolve to fight terrorism. “I join you in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, this horrific attack that claimed so many innocent lives,” Obama said today in a letter of condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after ...

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Sydney Schanberg, who covered 1971 Bangladesh war, dies

Hotnews Online Report : Sydney H Schanberg, a correspondent of The New York Times who covered the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, died yesterday in Poughkeepsie, New York at the age of 82. A “restive, intense, Harvard-educated newspaperman with bulldog tenacity”, as termed by New York Times, Schanberg won a Pulitzer Prize for covering Cambodia’s fall to the Khmer Rouge in ...

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ISIS is enemy No 1 of Islam: Saudi grand mufti

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh termed militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda “enemy number one” of Islam, reports Al Arabiya. “The ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism … have nothing to do with Islam and (their proponents) are the enemy number one of Islam,” the Saudi-owned pan-Arab television news channel on its ...

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Process underway to hand over bodies of foreign hostages: ISPR

Bangladesh Army today said a process was underway for quick handover of the bodies of 17 slain foreign hostages under disposal of respective embassies while relatives in Dhaka took away the bodies of three other victims of Friday night’s terror attack. “Some state level formalities are there to hand over their (foreigners) bodies . . . the process is underway ...

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