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BD peacekeepers earn reputation by protecting Congo

Torching of houses and killing of people in broad daylight are the everyday affairs there. Even 20 years into the launch of the UN Peacekeeping Mission, the area is still known as a battlefield. Bangladesh peacekeepers have to patrol this most dangerous area in Blukua of the Djugu territory to save people’s lives. Read More »

Car bomb near Benghazi hospital kills 5 in eastern Libya

A car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing five people and wounding 14, security and hospital officials said.Senior military official Brig-Gen. Abdul-Salam al-Hassi blamed the late Friday attack outside the Jalaa hospital on Islamic militants.Mohammed al-Zawy, an official at the hospital, confirmed that five people were killed and 14 wounded in ... Read More »

Briton, German dead in boat capsize in Thailand

Navy divers and other rescuers searched Friday for two foreigners still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular island resort of Koh Samui that left a British and a German woman dead, officials said.The boat, carrying 32 tourists and four crew members, was traveling from Anghong island to Samui Thursday afternoon when it capsized because of ... Read More »

175 states sign Paris deal to slow global warming

China and the United States, the world’s top producers of greenhouse gas emissions, pledged on Friday to formally adopt by the end of the year a Paris deal to slow global warming, raising the prospects of it being enforced much faster than anticipated.The United Nations said 175 states took the first step of signing the deal on Friday, the biggest ... Read More »

The variety of uniforms overlapping jurisdictions at JFK

Travellers passing through New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport this week witnessed a show of force following the Brussels airport attack: US Army soldiers in khaki camouflage bearing assault rifles, police officers in black bulletproof vests and private security guards directing traffic in neon-yellow Travellers passing through New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport this week witnessed a show ... Read More »

US warns of Mosul dam collapse

A picture shows the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River, around 50 kilometres north of the Iraqi city of Mosul. AFP file photoThe United States on Wednesday urged governments to quickly mobilize to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions” from the possible collapse of Iraq’s Mosul dam.Concern has grown in recent months over a possible breach in Iraq’s largest ... Read More »

White House race moves to New Hampshire

Monday’s caucuses in Iowa were won by Senator Ted Cruz for the Republicans and Hillary Clinton for the Democrats. Mr Cruz prevailed despite trailing in opinion polls while Mrs Clinton beat Senator Bernie Sanders by just 0.2%.New Hampshire is seen as a quite different challenge for the parties.The state’s more moderate and less religious electorate may prove a tougher nut ... Read More »

Thirty hostages freed from Burkina Faso hotel siege

File photo of attack on Burkina Faso hotel

Burkina Faso (AP) — Al-Qaida militants struck an upscale hotel and nearby cafe late Friday that were popular with Westerners in Burkina Faso’s capital, taking an unknown number of hostages and forcing others to hide for their lives as gunfire and explosions rang out. The country’s troops backed by French forces were still trying to retake control of the building ... Read More »

Air France bomb scare: ‘Two held’ in Paris

Police in Paris have detained two people who were on an Air France flight forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya when a fake bomb was found on board, reports say.A 58-year-old taken into custody is an ex-policeman from the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, Europe 1 radio said.His wife was being questioned as a witness.Air France says the ... Read More »