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Kazi Nazrul Islam

Stalin's grandson dies aged 75

International Desk: Alexander Burdonsky, a talented Russian theatre director whose grandfather was Soviet leader Josef Stalin, has died of cancer aged 75.

Prachanda steps down as Nepal Prime Minister

International Desk: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress.

21 feared dead as bus falls into gorge in India

International Desk: At least 21 Char Dham pilgrims are feared dead while seven others have been injured after a bus carrying devotees from Indore in Madhya Pradesh plunged into a gorge near Dharasu in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

Fear of another attack, Highest alert in UK

International Desk: Up to 5,000 soldiers will be deployed on the streets amid fears that the Manchester suicide bomber had accomplices preparing further attacks, Theresa May has announced.

Police name Manchester bomber Salman Abedi

International Desk: Police have named 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the suspected bomber behind the attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed 22 people.

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester arena attack

International Desk: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a suicide bombing at a packed Manchester pop concert, killing at least 22 people including an eight-year-old girl in Britain's deadliest terror attack for more than a decade.

Trump 'to do everything' for Middle East peace

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has said he will "do everything" to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace.

Indian jet with 2 pilots on board missing

International Desk: A Sukhoi-30 jet with two Air Force pilots on board went missing this morning near Tezpur in Assam while on routine sortie near China border, Air Force sources have said.

Indonesian men caned for gay sex in Aceh

International Desk: Two men have been caned 85 times each in the Indonesian province of Aceh after being caught having sex.

Ex-South Korea president appears court in handcuffed

International Desk: South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye has gone on trial for corruption, the latest stage in her dramatic fall from grace.
In her first appearance in public since her arrest in March, she arrived at court handcuffed in a prison van.

4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest

International Desk: The body of an Indian climber was spotted on Mount Everest on Monday, the fourth fatality during a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest peak.

22 killed in UK concert blast

International Desk: At least 22 people were killed and about 50 others were injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called "an appalling suicide attack" after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said.

Trump tells Israel Iran will never have nuclear weapons

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has told Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that Iran will never have nuclear weapons.

Indonesian police arrest 141 men over ‘gay sex party’

International Desk: Indonesian police have arrested 141 men attending what they called a "gay sex party" at a sauna in the capital Jakarta late on Sunday.

Bus plunge kills 12 in Mexico

International Desk: At least 12 people were killed and up to 30 were injured when a bus plunged some 90 metres off a roadside in a mountainous region of southern Mexico near the Guatemalan border, authorities said on Sunday.