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FIA arrests NatGeo`s Afghan girl in Pakistan

International Desk: Nat Geo`s famed `Afghan Girl` Sharbat Bibi was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday in Peshawar, an official said.

Paul Beatty gets Man Booker prize

Risingbd Desk: Paul Beatty has become the first American writer to win the Man Booker prize, for a caustic satire on US racial politics that judges said put him up there with Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift.

Clinton`s foreign policy plan would start WWIII: Trump

International Desk: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said Hillary Clinton`s foreign policy plan in Syria would trigger World War Three.

IS atrocities in Mosul

Risingbd Desk: Atrocities are being committed by Islamic State militants as Iraqi government forces close in on Mosul, UN human rights staff reports.

India`s Tata sons ousts chairman Cyrus Mistry

International Desk: In a dramatic announcement, nearly four years after taking over as head of the $103-billion automobiles-to-salt conglomerate, Cyrus Pallonji Mistry was “replaced” by the board of Tata Sons, the group’s holding company without any reasons being assigned.

Pak senate panel approves women voting bill

International Desk: A Senate committee of Pakistan has passed a bill that on becoming law will require re-election in a constituency where women voters’ turnout remains less than 10 per cent.

US election: Polling stations open in Florida

International Desk: Polling stations have opened for early voting in the key battleground state of Florida, where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain in a tight race.

Pak freezes bank accounts of 5,100 terror suspects

International Desk: Pakistani authorities have frozen bank accounts with more than Rs 400 million belonging to some 5,100 terror suspects, including Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, according to a media report on Monday.

60 killed in Pakistan police academy attack

International Desk: At least 60 people were killed and more than a hundred wounded in an overnight raid by militants on a police academy in southwest Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, after declaring a military counter-operation was finished.

China blast kills 7

Risingbd Desk: A powerful blast at a prefabricated house in northwestern China on Monday killed at least seven people and injured 94, state news agency Xinhua said.

Four killed in Indo-Pak cross border firing

International Desk: Two children and another civilian were killed along with a soldier in firing across the border between India and Pakistan, officials from both sides said Monday.

Israeli Minister vows to destroy Gaza

International Desk: Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said in an interview that any future hostilities between the Jewish state and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip will be the last, “because we will completely destroy them.”

5 killed in Malta plane crash

International Desk: A light aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Malta on Monday, killing at least five people on board in the island nation`s worst peacetime air accident, airport sources and witnesses said.

The baby who was born twice

Risingbd Desk: A BABY girl in Texas was born twice after doctors removed her from her mum’s womb to perform life saving surgery before putting her back inside.

Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump a ‘sore loser’

Risingbd Desk: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a "sore loser" on Sunday because of his refusal at their debate last week to commit to accepting the results of the November 8 election.

18 Maoists killed in Odisha-Andhra border

Risingbd Desk: Eighteen members of the banned CPI (Maoist) were killed in an encounter with a combined team of AP and Odisha police near Jantri in Malkangiri district of Odisha, a few km away from the border with AP, in the early hours of Monday.

13 die in California tour bus crash

Risingbd Desk: Thirteen people have been killed and more than 30 injured in southern California after a tour bus ran into the back of a lorry, media reports say.

`Fattest woman in world` weighs half a tonne

Risingbd Desk: An Egyptian woman weighing half a tonne is thought to be the fattest woman alive.

Father sentenced to 1503 years in prison

Risingbd Desk: A 41-year-old Fresno man has been sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter over a four-year period.

Trump threatens to sue sexual assault accusers

International Desk: Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct in recent weeks.

Death toll exceeds 70 in Cameroon train wreck

Risingbd Desk: More than 70 people were killed and over 600 injured when a packed passenger train crashed in Cameroon on Friday, the president announced on Saturday, declaring a national day of mourning to commemorate the dead.