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Rockets fired at Afghan presidential palace

International Desk: The Taliban have fired a pair of rockets towards the presidential palace in Kabul during a live broadcast by Ashraf Ghani to mark the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police have said.

Timing of Rohingya return depends on Bangladesh: Suu Kyi

International Desk: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it is difficult to put a time frame on the return to Rakhine state of ethnic Muslim Rohingya because her nation needs the cooperation of the country to where they fled, Bangladesh.

11 killed by flash flood in Italy

International Desk: A flash flood in a gorge in the southern Italian region of Calabria has killed at least 11 hikers, rescue workers said.

ISIL claims attacks on security forces in Russia

International Desk: A series of coordinated attacks against security forces hit Russia's volatile autonomous republic of Chechnya on Monday with authorities claiming to have killed at least five assailants - all of them children.

All eyes on Mina as Hajj begins today

International Desk: Around 2 million pilgrims arrived in the Holy Land from outside and inside the Kingdom in preparation to set out from Makkah for Mina.

Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in the Pacific

International Desk: A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
 

Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

International Desk: Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia.
 

Imran Khan stumbles over Urdu words while taking oath

International Desk: Imran Khan today stumbled over some of the Urdu words and wrongly pronounced them while taking oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister.

Bomb that killed 40 kids in Yemen made in US

International Desk: The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in an attack on a school bus that killed 40 children in Yemen last week was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN.

Kofi Annan dies aged 80

International Desk: Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died.

Century’s worst flood leaves 324 people dead in Kerala

International Desk: The century’s worst rains and flood left 324 people dead in the last nine days with 106 being killed yesterday in India's southern state of Kerala, the office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday.
 

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan PM

International Desk: Former cricketer Imran Khan has been sworn-in as the new prime minister of Pakistan, more than two decades after he entered politics.

US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military

International Desk: The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units for involvement in what it called "ethnic cleansing" and other human rights abuses against the country's Rohingya Muslims, the treasury department said.
 

Imran Khan confirmed as Pakistan PM

International Desk: Former cricket star Imran Khan has been elected prime minister of Pakistan in a vote at the country's National Assembly.

9 planes grounded by bomb threats in South America

International Desk: Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their routes within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on Thursday because of bomb threats issued to Chile’s civil aviation authority, its director general told journalists.

Why govt not quit power, Fakhrul questions

Senior Correspondent: Referring to Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment on a conspiracy like 1/11, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the ruling party is the most beneficiary of the 1/11 political changeover.

Priyanka invited only Ranveer not Deepika

Entertainment Desk: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s engagement party was a celeb-spotting extravaganza, Alia Bhatt and the Ambanis made it. Ranveer Singh was invited too but not Deepika Padukone, say reports.