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Death sentences upheld for six Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh militants in 2005 bombings

Two years later, police submitted the chargesheet, accusing 15 JMB leaders and operatives in the case.

Pakistan's Hafiz Saeed managed the ISIS attack in Kabul that killed 80 people? Pakistan's Hafiz Saeed managed the ISIS attack in Kabul that killed 80 people?

It's a big revelation by Afghanistan's military officials!

Federal Alliance hints at joining new govt in Nepal

The alliance concluded that the present time was not ripe to make a decision on the issue.

Pakistan again asks India to hold plebiscite in Kashmir

 Pakistan on Thursday asked India to hold an impartial plebiscite in Kashmir under UN supervision.

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the UN and EU to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including foreigners, as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

Pakistani court allows examination of boat used by 26/11 attack terrorists Pakistani court allows examination of boat used by 26/11 attack terrorists

A top Pakistani court has allowed the examination of a boat used by the 10 LeT terrorists to reach India for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attack, overturning an anti-terrorism court verdict which it termed as "flawed".

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for six militants

A Bangladesh court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for six Islamist militants convicted over a suicide bombing in 2005 of a lawyer`s office that killed eight people, a top prosecutor said.

US confirms journalist jailed by China is American citizen

US diplomats have not been granted permission by China to meet with James Wang, a jailed magazine publisher and naturalized American citizen, since his 2014 arrest in southern China, the Obama administration said.

North Korea 'Kim badges' found in South: Report

The South Korean Police launched an investigation on Thursday after 200 badges featuring the portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il were found at a hotel near the country's main airport, Yonhap news agency reported.

Two of Turkey's four-star generals resign a day after military cull: Report

Two senior Turkish generals resigned from the armed forces on Thursday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported, a day after the military dishonourably discharged nearly 1,700 personnel for their role in a failed coup this month.

China, Russia navies to hold drills in South China Sea: Beijing China, Russia navies to hold drills in South China Sea: Beijing

China and Russia have close military and diplomatic ties, often in opposition to the West, particularly the United States, and their leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin enjoy a tight relationship.

Dead Bangladesh-American suspect was friend of cafe attacker: Police

One of nine suspected militants killed in a police raid in Bangladesh this week was a Bangladeshi-American who was a friend of one of the gunmen who attacked a cafe on July 1 killing 22 people, police said on Thursday.

Hawaiian Airlines makes another emergency landing in Japan

A Hawaiian Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Tokyo, its second such incident in Japan this month, an official said Thursday.

Maoist to make bid to bring all parties on board to form govt

Nepal plunged into a political turmoil after Prime Minister K P Oli resigned just before a no-confidence vote.

One of 9 militants killed in Dhaka raid is ''missing'' varsity student

The man from Noakhali identified the slain militant as Jubair Hasan, while the Chittagong man identified him as Sabbir Huq Konik.

Using 'crazies' like Hafiz Saeed will harm Pakistan: Husain Haqqani

Pakistan's "obsession" to match India in military strength and efforts to equalise the field with "crazies" like Hafiz Saeed, would only create hatred which will bite it back, former Pakistan Ambassador to US Husain Haqqani has said.

Turkey orders 47 newspaper journalists, executives detained

Earlier this week, warrants were issued against 42 other journalists, of whom 16 of them have been detained for questioning.

Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree

Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled.

US avoiding 'confrontation' in sea row: John Kerry

Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have claims to the South China Sea, a vital waterway through which USD 5 trillion in annual trade passes.

Japan knife attacker grins before cameras

A Japanese man who admitted to murdering 19 people at a centre for the mentally disabled grinned to news cameras on Wednesday before being questioned over the country's worst killing spree in decades.

Pakistan a dependable ally, says British PM Theresa May Pakistan a dependable ally, says British PM Theresa May

Asserting that Pakistan is a dependable ally of the United Kingdom, newly-elected British Prime Minister Theresa May has said there will be no fallouts with Islamabad post-Brexit.

China says Oli's fall will not change ties with Nepal

China on Tuesday said its "weal and woe" friendship with Nepal will not change after the resignation of premier K P Oli, amid concerns here over the fate of a number border connectivity deals struck during his regime to blunt India's influence in Nepal.

Chinese army bans Hong Kong`s Pokemon players from barracks

The Chinese army garrisoned in Hong Kong has warned people searching for Pikachu and other virtual monsters to stay off their premises, as Pokemon Go mania sweeps the smartphone-obsessed city.

Life terms for 9 Filipinos over 2013 Malaysia incursion

A Malaysian court sentenced nine Filipinos to life in prison over an armed incursion in 2013 that left scores dead and paralysed a remote corner of Borneo for weeks, a defence lawyer said.