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'Blind sheikh' dies in US prison

International Desk: Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in a federal prison. He was 78.

10 killed as boat capsizes in Sri Lanka

International Desk: At least 10 people were killed and seven others rescued Sunday after the boat they were traveling in capsized off of Sri Lanka's southwestern coast, police said.

Pakistan launches strikes on Afghan soil

International Desk: Pakistan has launched "strikes" against militant bases in Afghanistan, hours after the army said it had found links that terrorists from across the border were behind the suicide bombing at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar that killed 88 people.

US carrier group begins patrols in South China Sea

Risingbd Desk: US aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson has started what it calls "routine operations" in the South China Sea, with a fleet of supporting warships.

Iraq announces offensive against IS in western Mosul

Risingbd Desk: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of an offensive to drive so-called Islamic State out of the western part of Mosul.

At least 19 killed in Argentina bus crash

International Desk: At least 19 people were killed and about 20 other people were injured after a bus overturned on its way from Argentina to Chile.

Trump again attacks media at Florida rally

Risingbd Desk: US President Donald Trump has launched another fierce attack on the media at a "campaign rally for America" event in the state of Florida on Saturday.

US 'unwavering' in support for Nato allies: Pence

Risingbd Desk: The US will be "unwavering" in its support for Nato, vice-president Mike Pence told European leaders at the Munich Security Conference.

Pakistan Senate passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

International Desk: The much-awaited landmark bill to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in Pakistan is set to become a law with the Senate unanimously passing it.

Hitler’s phone is up for auction

Risingbd Desk: A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler's personal travelling telephone.

North Korean man arrested over killing of Kim Jong-un

Risingbd Desk: A North Korean national has been arrested over the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Malaysian police say.

Pakistan kills 100 'terrorists' after suicide shrine attack

Risingbd Desk: Pakistan says it has killed more than 100 suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine, the biggest in a spate of attacks this week across the country.

37 terrorists killed in Pakistani crackdown

International Desk: Pakistan launched a nationwide security crackdown Friday, officials said, after a bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine, killing 75 people including 20 children and wounding hundreds.

Pakistan-Afghanistan border closed

International Desk: Hours after a suicide bomber killed 70 people at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine Sehwan Sharif, Sindh, Pakistan closed its border with Afghanistan owing to security reasons.

10 members of Trump's advisory commission resign

International Desk: Ten members of US President Donald Trump's Advisory Commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have resigned to protest against some of his policies on immigration including visa ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations.

E‐voting proposal ill‐motivated: BNP

Senior Correspondent: Terming ‘ill‐motivated’ Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s suggestion for introducing ‘e‐voting’ in the next parliamentary elections, BNP said it is her another tactic to divert people’s concentration to a different direction from the ‘controversial’ Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).