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  • Taliban jailbreak prompts fears of more attacks on Pakistan prisons

    Taliban jailbreak prompts fears of more attacks on Pakistan prisons

    Taking the cue from that, other major prisons around the country are being secured

    Pakistani authorities moved some of their most notorious militant inmates after an intelligence warning of an imminent jailbreak but a Taliban raid this week has raised fears about the security of all Pakistani prisons.

    Pakistan was taken off guard on Monday when a squad of highly trained Taliban fighters overran a century-old prison in Dera Ismail Khan, a town on the edge of a lawless ethnic Pashtun tribal area, setting free a band of senior militants together with more than 200 other inmates.

  • As Egypt turns up heat, Brothers struggle for strategy

    As Egypt turns up heat, Brothers struggle for strategy

    Muslim Brotherhood is using strategy to survive, mobilising its followers around a dramatic narrative of good versus evil

    Behind sandbags at the Muslim Brotherhood's protest camp in Cairo, an activist urges supporters to embrace martyrdom.

    It is not a call to arms, but a message that they shouldn't fear death as they demonstrate against the military's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

    "Martyrs don't die. Martyrs go to paradise," he said through a megaphone as people held aloft symbolic coffins to commemorate more than 100 Morsi supporters already shot dead in the street.

  • Leaked docs give new insight into NSA’s searches

    Nearly 42bn records had been captured by the system during a one-month period in 2012

    Documents published by the Guardian newspaper are providing new insight into the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance of world data, giving an over-the-shoulder look at the programmes and techniques US intelligence analysts use to exploit the hundreds of billions of records they gather each year.

    Dozens of training slides published Wednesday divulge details about XKeyscore, one of a family of NSA programmes that leaker Edward Snowden says has given America the ability to spy on "the vast majority of human communications."

  • The art of blushing

    The art of blushing

    A bit of colour on the cheeks can really perk up your face

    There is nothing swifter for perking up a face than a hint of colour on the apples of the cheeks.

    In reality, blusher needs to contrast with skin to offer a real wake-up call. The trick is to find a colour that matches your cheeks when they're flushed after exercise or being out in the cold.

    Use the simple rule of thumb below to find the right colour for your skin tone.

  • The art of blushing

    The art of blushing

    A bit of colour on the cheeks can really perk up your face

    There is nothing swifter for perking up a face than a hint of colour on the apples of the cheeks.

    In reality, blusher needs to contrast with skin to offer a real wake-up call. The trick is to find a colour that matches your cheeks when they're flushed after exercise or being out in the cold.

    Use the simple rule of thumb below to find the right colour for your skin tone.

  • Bangladeshi astronomy photographer in Greenwich competition

    Bangladeshi astronomy photographer in Greenwich competition

    Rakibul Syed took the image of an electric blue cloud of dust reveals the stormy heart of a nebula where new stars are being born

    It is one of the entries of this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, in London.

    Nick named the Running Chicken Nebula, or IC2944 as it is officially known, this great cloud of glowing dust is said to resemble a sprinting hen when viewed in the right orientation through a telescope.

  • Bangladeshi astronomy photographer in Greenwich competition

    Bangladeshi astronomy photographer in Greenwich competition

    Rakibul Syed took the image of an electric blue cloud of dust reveals the stormy heart of a nebula where new stars are being born

    It is one of the entries of this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, in London.

    Nick named the Running Chicken Nebula, or IC2944 as it is officially known, this great cloud of glowing dust is said to resemble a sprinting hen when viewed in the right orientation through a telescope.

  • Jamaat’s registration illegal: HC

    Jamaat’s registration illegal: HC

    Two judges of the three-member panel declare the registration illegal, while the third judge disagrees

    The High Court on Thursday declared the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party illegal.

    A larger HC bench comprised of Justice M Moazzem Hossain, Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Kazi Reza-Ul-Haq pronounced the verdict at 2:45pm.

    Two judges of the three-member panel declared the registration illegal, while the remaining member of the panel disagreed with the decision.

    The observation of the judges could not be known immediately.

  • Rab to investigate Milky killing case

    Rab to investigate Milky killing case

    Home Ministry gives authorises Rab for the job

    Hours after the killing of a key accused in a "gunfight," the home ministry has authorised the charges of conducting investigation into the murder of Jubo League leader Reazul Haque Khan Milky to Rapid Action Battalion.

    Lt Col Ziaul Ahsan, director of Rab intelligence wing said: "As we have been dealing with the case since the beginning, we [Rab] prayed to the home ministry to be handed the responsibility of the investigation."

  • Suranjit calls Tarek killing ‘Rab drama’

    Suranjit calls Tarek killing ‘Rab drama’

    Says such incidents will encourage anti-AL forces to take advantage

    The death of Jubo League leader Jahid Siddiqui Tarek in a Rab "crossfire" was a "drama," ruling party Awami League's Advisory Council Member Suranjit Sengupta has said.

    Suranjit, also a minister without portfolio, came down hard on the elite crime busters, while addressing a discussion at the Dhaka Reporters' Unity on Thursday.

  • Suranjit calls Tarek killing ‘Rab drama’

    Suranjit calls Tarek killing ‘Rab drama’

    Says such incidents will encourage anti-AL forces to take advantage

    The death of Jubo League leader Jahid Siddiqui Tarek in a Rab "crossfire" was a "drama," ruling party Awami League's Advisory Council Member Suranjit Sengupta has said.

    Suranjit, also a minister without portfolio, came down hard on the elite crime busters, while addressing a discussion at the Dhaka Reporters' Unity on Thursday.

  • Kerry in Pakistan on unannounced visit

    Kerry in Pakistan on unannounced visit

    John Kerry also likely to discuss ways to revive deadlocked talks with the Taliban

    US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Pakistan late on Wednesday for a day of talks aimed at easing tensions over US drone strikes while putting pressure on the nuclear armed nation to do more to eliminate militant havens on its territory.

    In Pakistan on an unannounced visit, Kerry is also likely to discuss ways to revive deadlocked talks with the Taliban and broader efforts to stabilise neighbouring Afghanistan as US-led forces prepare to pull out most combat troops by late 2014.

  • Leftists oppose Ticfa

    We have clearly warned the government that the Ticfa deal goes against the country's interest: CPB

    Communist party of Bangladesh (CPB), and Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) led by Khalequzzaman on Wednesday voiced their strong opposition against the Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) deal with USA, saying, "The government is penning the Ticfa deal with USA, discarding national interests and without securing public opinion."

  • Leftists oppose Ticfa

    We have clearly warned the government that the Ticfa deal goes against the country's interest: CPB

    Communist party of Bangladesh (CPB), and Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) led by Khalequzzaman on Wednesday voiced their strong opposition against the Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) deal with USA, saying, "The government is penning the Ticfa deal with USA, discarding national interests and without securing public opinion."

  • Mugabe beats Tsvangirai in Zimbabwe election

    Mugabe beats Tsvangirai in Zimbabwe election

    Police have said they will arrest anybody who makes premature claims about the result

    A senior source in Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party claimed a resounding victory in Wednesday's parliamentary and presidential election against Prime Minster Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

    "We've taken this election. We've buried the MDC. We never had any doubt that we were going to win," the source, who could not be named, told Reuters by phone on Thursday.

    Releasing results early in Zimbabwe is illegal, and police have said they will arrest anybody who makes premature claims about the result.

  • Mugabe beats Tsvangirai in Zimbabwe election

    Mugabe beats Tsvangirai in Zimbabwe election

    Police have said they will arrest anybody who makes premature claims about the result

    A senior source in Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party claimed a resounding victory in Wednesday's parliamentary and presidential election against Prime Minster Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

    "We've taken this election. We've buried the MDC. We never had any doubt that we were going to win," the source, who could not be named, told Reuters by phone on Thursday.

    Releasing results early in Zimbabwe is illegal, and police have said they will arrest anybody who makes premature claims about the result.

  • Sri Lanka rout South Africa in last ODI

    Dilshan misses out on consecutive century
    South Africa surrendered meekly against hosts Sri Lanka in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday. Sri Lanka won the final match by 128 runs to seal the series 4-1.

  • Australia mull Warner recall in bid to stoke Ashes revival

    Australia mull Warner recall in bid to stoke Ashes revival

    Kevin Pietersen set to play third Test

    Australia are pondering whether to recall controversial batsman David Warner for their must-win third Ashes Test against England at Old Trafford starting on Thursday.

    Top-order batting has long been Australia's Achilles heel and so it proved in a crushing 347-run second Test defeat at Lord's, where the tourists were skittled out for just 128 in their first innings.

  • Key accused of Milky murder killed in ‘crossfire’

    Key accused of Milky murder killed in ‘crossfire’

    Tarek and one Shah Alam, a cohort of Tarek, were killed during a gunfight between Rab personnel and a group of criminals around 10:10pm, Rab confims
    Dhaka City (South) unit Jubo League leader Jahid Siddiqui Tarek, main accused in another Jubo League leader, Reazul Haque Khan Milky's murder, and another alleged criminal were shot dead in the capital's Khilkhet in a so-called gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) last night.

    Lt Col Ziaul Ahsan, director of Rab's Intelligence Wing, said the incident took place when a group of armed criminals "attacked" a Rab team, attempting to free Tarek from custody as he was being taken to Gulshan police station from Uttara, around 10pm.

  • Key accused of Milky murder killed in ‘crossfire’

    Key accused of Milky murder killed in ‘crossfire’

    Tarek and one Shah Alam, a cohort of Tarek, were killed during a gunfight between Rab personnel and a group of criminals around 10:10pm, Rab confims
    Dhaka City (South) unit Jubo League leader Jahid Siddiqui Tarek, main accused in another Jubo League leader, Reazul Haque Khan Milky's murder, and another alleged criminal were shot dead in the capital's Khilkhet in a so-called gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) last night.

    Lt Col Ziaul Ahsan, director of Rab's Intelligence Wing, said the incident took place when a group of armed criminals "attacked" a Rab team, attempting to free Tarek from custody as he was being taken to Gulshan police station from Uttara, around 10pm.

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