Dhaka: 2:34 PM, Mon, 24 Jul, 2017

'Pranab Mukherjee not in favour of 2 executives'

International Desk: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said outgoing Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had told Governors and Lt. Governors that their role was “mainly confined to giving advice to the Chief Minister as there cannot be two functional executive authorities in a state”.

Car bomb in Kabul kills at least 24

International Desk: A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 40, and the death toll could rise, an Interior Ministry spokesman in the Afghan capital said.


2 killed in shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan

International Desk: Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire on Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said.

Eight bodies found in truck in Texas parking lot

International Desk: A phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of eight bodies and 30 people injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, authorities said.

2 Palestinians die after clashes with Israeli forces

International Desk: Two Palestinians have died in separate incidents after clashes with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

Trump blames 'intelligence leak' for damaging report on Sessions

International Desk: US President Donald Trump railed against the latest damaging report about his administration, tweeting on Saturday morning that the "illegal leaks" like the one he said was behind a Washington Post article must end.

Egypt court sentences 28 to death for killing prosecutor

International Desk: A Cairo criminal court has sentenced 28 people to death penalty over killing of Egypt's top prosecutor in 2015.

US airstrike accidentally kills 16 Afghan policemen

International Desk: An errant US airstrike has killed 16 Afghan National Police officers who were fighting the Taliban and wounded two others.

Iran launches line for mass-production of missile

International Desk: Iran has inaugurated the mass production line of the domestically-developed Sayyad (Hunter) 3 missile.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

International Desk: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at an organisational shake-up.

Israel bans Muslims aged under 50 in Jerusalem

International Desk: Israeli police have banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested shrine in Jerusalem.

2 protesters killed as Venezuela holds nationwide strike

International Desk: A nationwide strike brought parts of Venezuela to a halt Thursday as the opposition ramped up its challenge to President Nicolas Maduro that has already seen four months of deadly street protests and threats of US economic sanctions.

Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

International Desk: At least two people were killed on the Greek island of Kos on Friday when a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the popular summer resort holiday destinations of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and the Aegean coast of Turkey.

Kuwait closes Iran cultural mission

International Desk: Kuwait has reportedly closed the Iranian cultural mission and related offices in the Gulf Arab state and reducing the number of Iranian diplomats stationed in the country, according to the official news agency, KUNA.

India's new president Ram Nath Kovind

International Desk: NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been elected India's 14th president, having obtained 65.65 percent of electoral college votes.