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New York apartment fire claims 12 lives

New York, At least 12 people were killed and four others critically injured on Thursday in a fire at a Bronx apartment building.The deceased included an infant, The Guardian quoted New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio as saying. Other...

41 killed in Kabul blasts

Agencies, Kabul At least 41 people, including three journalists, were killed and nearly 50 others wounded in a suicide bombing attack on a Shiite cultural centre in the Afghan capital on Thursday, officials said. The victims were mostly civilians...

India should control its border troops: Chinese military

Agencies, Beijing Peeing China’s rivalry on the strength of the Indian Army on the borders. At the same time, China has advised India to exercise restraint. Referring to the deadlock in the Daulat on Thursday, the Chinese military said that...

Reunion of musical souls keep Bengal Music Fest going

By Nirendra Dev, Dhaka, Santoor exponent Shiv Kumar Sharma and exhilarating Kathak by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company were major highlights of the second day at the ongoing 6th Bengal Classical Music Festival on Wednesday night here. Led by Aditi...

Obama warns against ‘irresponsible’ social media use

London, Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January.He warned that such actions were distorting people’s understanding of complex issues,...

Egypt hangs 15 militants convicted of Sinai attacks

Cairo, Egypt has hanged 15 militants who were convicted of carrying out attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula in 2013, authorities say, according to a BBC News report. The executions were carried out on Tuesday at two prisons in...

Pakistan sees ‘metallic’ object in shoes of Jadhav’s wife, sends for forensic test

Islamabad, Pakistan has said it retained the shoes of Indian prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife after finding some “‘metallic” substance and sent those for forensic examination to establish the nature of the suspected...

Kabul blast at Afghan Voice, Tabyan centre kills dozens

Kabul, At least 40 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a blast in Kabul near the offices of a news agency and a cultural centre, the interior ministry has said. The explosion early on Thursday struck an area close to both the Afghan...