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Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Published On: September 4, 2016 10:40 AM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

DHAKA, Sept 4, 2016, Sept 4: Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group's ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation.

Coleman says Bale primed for Wales return

Published On: September 4, 2016 10:34 AM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

CARDIFF, United Kingdom, Sept 4: Gareth Bale takes his first step on the road to World Cup qualification with Wales against Moldova on Monday and manager Chris Coleman believes he is still getting better.

Five things to know about the G20 summit in Hangzhou

Published On: September 4, 2016 08:39 AM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 4: The Group of 20 summit opens Sunday in the scenic city of Hangzhou, providing China's image-sensitive rulers an opportunity to showcase the country's emergence as a global powerhouse.

Indian police rescue 22 Nepali trafficking victims

Published On: September 3, 2016 07:38 PM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

NEW DELHI, Sept 3: Police rescued 22 Nepali women from a hotel in New Delhi who were allegedly being trafficked from the  Himalayan nation to the Middle East, and are searching for two suspects, officers said Saturday.

'World first' as driverless buses take passengers in France

Published On: September 3, 2016 12:54 PM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

LYON, Sept 2 : Driverless minibuses will begin taking passengers in the eastern French city of Lyon at the weekend in a year-long experiment that officials are calling a "world first".

Jennifer Lawrence tops list of best paid actresses

Published On: August 26, 2016 11:42 AM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence was named the world’s highest-paid actress for the second year running on Tuesday, with estimated pre-tax earnings of $46 million.

7.4-magnitude quake shakes southern Atlantic Ocean: USGS

Published On: August 20, 2016 10:33 AM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON, Aug 20: A 7.4-magnitude quake shook the southern Atlantic Ocean early Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with an epicenter 195 miles (316 kilometers) from islands hosting a British Antarctic research station.

China victory as SE Asian nations go easy on sea row

Published On: July 26, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

VIENTIANE, July 26: Southeast Asian nations Monday avoided direct criticism of Beijing over its claims to the South China Sea, in a diluted statement produced after days of disagreement that gives the superpower a diplomatic victory.

Researchers warn of no quick HIV cure

Published On: July 20, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

Durban, July 20: Researchers on Tuesday praised progress made towards developing an HIV cure, but said it was impossible to tell when or even if a cure for the devastating epidemic would be found.

Messi exit leaves Argentinian football in turmoil

Published On: June 28, 2016 12:20 AM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

EAST RUTHERFORD, June 28:Lionel Messi sensationally announced his international retirement leaving Argentinian football in turmoil after a traumatic penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the Copa America final.

Britain and the EU: awkward marriage ends in divorce

Published On: June 25, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

LONDON, June25: Britain's messy break-up with Europe will be the culmination of decades of  half-hearted and often hostile relations with neighbouring countries.