Bangladesh: Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh: Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes

The verdict comes as the Muslim-majority nation suffers a series of militant attacks, the most serious on July 1, when gunmen stormed a cafe in the capital, Dhaka, and killed 20 hostages,

IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 54 government fighters
IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 54 government fighters

The death toll steadily rose through the day and by mid-afternoon, the director of Aden's Health Ministry, Khidra Lasour, said 54 had died from the explosion.

UN document says Morocco violated Western Sahara cease-fire
UN document says Morocco violated Western Sahara cease-fire

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern Sunday at the tense situation that has developed in the narrow buffer strip in southwestern Western Sahara

North Korea publicly executes two officials for disobeying Kim Jong Un: Report
North Korea publicly executes two officials for disobeying Kim Jong Un: Report

Kim took power in 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong I, and his consolidation of power has included purges and executions of top officials

Suicide attack kills 18 in Iraq oasis town: Officials

"They were carrying Kalashnikovs, hand grenades. One of them blew himself up and the others were killed by the security forces," the head of the central Euphrates operations command, Qais Khalaf, said.

ISIS jihadists rooting for Donald Trump to win US presidential polls: Report

Earlier this month, an ISIS spokesman wrote on the ISIS-affiliated Telegram channel, Nashir, "I ask Allah to deliver America to Trump."

Clashes between Turkey, Kurds in Syria 'unacceptable': Pentagon

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook condemned the fighting south of the Syrian town of Jarabulus.

Top French court suspends burkini ban, says it seriously breaches individual freedom

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Top French court suspends burkini ban, says it seriously breaches individual freedom

No one has right to tell Turkey who it can fight: EU minister Omer Celik

The NATO member faced criticism over an incursion into northern Syria which has seen clashes with Kurdish militia fighters.

Libyan forces corner Islamic State fighters in Sirte

The battle for IS's North African stronghold was launched more than three months ago by forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord.

Bangladesh police kills JMB commander involved in temple attack

The two militants of the banned Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were killed in a shootout with police in Bogra district's Sherpur Upazila at around 4 AM.

Pakistan: 106 Afghan students detained in madrassa raid

The students, aged between 14 to 18 years had no documents giving them permission to be in the country.

Los Angeles police say reports of gunfire at airport were false alarm

Video feeds from the airport had shown dozens of people gathered on a tarmac and outside terminals at one of the nation's busiest airports.

Sri Lanka: LTTE leader's name to be reported to Office of Missing Persons

M Shivajilingam, a member of the northern provincial council told a local radio station Neth FM that he was willing to report Prabhakaran's name to the OMP set up by the government.

Chinese cities shut down factories ahead of G20 summit

The Hangzhou city government ordered a holiday for businesses in the downtown area from September 1 to 7.

China: Xi Jinping reshuffles key party posts ahead of congress

The party congress will see President Xi cement his hold on power by appointing close allies into party's ruling inner core, 25-member Politburo and seven-member Politburo Standing Committee.

France: Nicolas Sarkozy says would change constitution to ban burkinis

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he would change the country's constitution to ban full-body burkini swimsuits if he is re-elected to his former role in a vote next April.

US elections: Wednesday speech could clarify Donald Trump's immigration policy

Trump has focused lately on deporting people who are in the US illegally and who have committed crimes. But who Trump considers a criminal remained unclear Sunday.

Angela Merkel rejects Muslim migrant ban, urges fair distribution

Angela Merkel said she was hopeful that European Union members would reach an agreement on outstanding questions arising from the migrant crisis.

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff takes stand in impeachment trial

But a deep recession that many Brazilians blame her for and a huge corruption scandal involving state-run energy company Petrobras have undermined Rousseff's popularity since she was re-elected in 2014.

Thai police link beach-town bombings to Muslim insurgency

Thailand's tourist industry had been largely spared a spill-over of violence from a decades-old insurgency in the far south.

South Korea says no plans to introduce nuclear submarines

South Korea said it has no plans to introduce nuclear-powered submarines despite growing calls by lawmakers to do so following North Korea's recent submarine-launched missile test.

Colombia peace deal: Revolutionary Armed Forces set permanent cease-fire

"All rivalries and grudges will remain in the past," said,leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Rodrigo Londono.

Turkish shelling, raids hit Syrian civilians; 40 dead

Turkey's state-run news agency said the army had killed 25 Kurdish "terrorists" in air strikes as part of its unprecedented operation inside Syria.

As Beijing aims for blue skies over G20, China's steel mills get unexpected boost

While the boon from the G20 cuts will only be fleeting, Chinese steel prices have still rebounded 51 per cent since the beginning of this year after six consecutive years of falls as a slowing economy hits demand for industrial metals.

Sri Lanka's new draft Constitution could be presented in parliament by November

The Maithripala Sirisena government has set in the process of making a new Constitution since January this year.

Majority want Japan PM Shinzo Abe to stay on until Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Poll

Support for Shinzo Abe's cabinet hit 62 per cent in the August 26 to 28 survey by the Nikkei business daily, up four points from earlier this month.

WWII dog tags found on beach in 1966 returned to family

Last February, Laurie Lubin read an AP story about an Indiana soldier's WWII dog tag being returned to his family after it was found on the Pacific island of Saipan.

Australia plan for vote on same-sex marriage suffers a setback

The Nick Xenophon Team supports marriage equality, but the party says its senators will not support legislation to authorise the plebiscite.

Abducted Australian woman set free in Afghanistan: Canberra

The woman was taken before dawn from the home in which she was staying by "unidentified gunmen" who were disguised as police, said a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province.

Israeli to be extradited to US over Iran defence sales

"The act for which extradition is requested constitutes a criminal offence under the laws of both" Israel and the United States, the court said in today's ruling.

Italy earthquake: Officials probe possible violations in building codes

Italian authorities are investigating negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in Earth Quake that struck last week.

Italy earthquake: Grief erupts as nation honors, buries dead

The caskets of 35 people had been brought to a community gym — one of the few structures in the area still intact and large enough to hold hundreds of mourners.

Plane found, 2 still missing after crash in New Orleans lake

There should be more information about them on Monday, when the plane will be pulled back out of Lake Pontchartrain, said Capt. Edwin Holmes, a department spokesman.

Italy seeks better ways to house people homeless from quake

Nearly 2,700 people needing shelter following earthquake are staying in 58 tent camps or other shelters arranged by Italy's Civil Protection agency.

Donald Trump vows crackdown on immigrants who overstay visas if elected
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In outlining his views, Trump said addressing illegal immigration is important to helping Americans find jobs.

South Africa finance minister to be charged for graft: City Press newspaper

According to media reprot, thirty witnesses had been lined up to testify against FM Gordhan and three former officials from the South African Revenue Service.

Germany expects 300,000 asylum seekers this year: official

Germany expects up to 300,000 asylum seekers to arrive this year, less than one-third of the total during 2015 record influx.