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Death penalty triggers more fierce clashes across Bangladesh

Death penalty triggers more fierce clashes across Bangladesh

Bangladeshi police stand guard during a nationwide strike in Dhaka on September 19, 2013. A series of violent clashes have erupted between security forces and angry demonstrators over a death sentence slapped on a senior Bangladeshi opposition Muslim leader. Police opened fire on protesters during the second consecutive day of nationwide strikes on Thursday, killing [&hellip

87 killed in attack by Boko Haram militants in Borno: Nigerian official

87 killed in attack by Boko Haram militants in Borno: Nigerian official

People walk past burnt vehicles and shops following an attack by Nigeria’ Boko Haram militants in a street of Benisheik, on September 19, 2013. Nigerian officials say at least 87 people have been killed in an attack by the Boko Haram militant group in the northeastern state of Borno. “Eighty-seven bodies were recovered in the [&hellip

Iraqi leaders in Baghdad to sign peace charter

Iraqi leaders in Baghdad to sign peace charter

Leaders of Iraq’s political groups have gathered in the capital Baghdad to sign an agreement aiming at stopping the bloodshed in the country. Thursday’s meeting was called by Iraq’s Vice President Khodair al-Khozaei to sign the Charter of Honor and Social Peace. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi and leader of Supreme Islamic [&hellip

Egypt anti-coup alliance calls for nationwide demos starting Friday

Egypt anti-coup alliance calls for nationwide demos starting Friday

An anti-coup alliance in Egypt has called on people to hold week-long demonstrations across the North African country, starting Friday. In a statement released on Thursday, the Anti-Coup, Pro-Legitimacy National Alliance called on Egyptians to stage nationwide rallies dubbed “Youth are pillar of the revolution.” Since ouster of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, [&hellip

Kerry says UN must act on Syria next week

Kerry says UN must act on Syria next week

  US Secretary of State John Kerry says the United Nations Security Council must be prepared to act on Syria’s chemical weapons program next week. “Now the test comes. The Security Council must be prepared to act next week. It is vital for the international community to stand up and speak out,” Kerry said in [&hellip

Iran ready to broker talks between Syrian government, opposition: Rouhani

Iran ready to broker talks between Syrian government, opposition: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to facilitate talks between the Syrian government and opposition. “…I announce my government’s readiness to help facilitate dialogue between the Syrian government and the opposition,” read the Iranian president’s remarks, which were published in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Thursday. [&hellip

Several wounded, one dead in Chicago shooting

Several wounded, one dead in Chicago shooting

                    Twelve people were shot at a basketball court in Chicago on Sept. 19, 2013. Several people have been shot in a shooting incident in a park in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Authorities say at least 12 people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot in the incident on Thursday night. Four of the [&hellip

Big Results Now gets 146.6bn/- pledge

Big Results Now gets 146.6bn/- pledge

                                                                          Professor Adolf Mkenda Government’s Big Result Now (BRN) programme has received 146.6bn/- to support its implementation. The funds come from development partners who made their commitment through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed last week. A press statement availed to The Guardian yesterday by the President’s Delivery Bureau, Department of International Development and United [&hellip

Govt: Power decentralisation key to hasten country’s development

Govt: Power decentralisation key to hasten country’s development

                                                                      Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda The Government has said it is confident that decentralisation of powers to local government authorities will demonstrate people’s determination to hasten the development agenda in the country. Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda made the remarks yesterday after opening the “SULGO market” organized by the Germany based corporation (GIZ). He said that [&hellip

Tanzania’s optic fibre network attracts neighbouring countries

Tanzania’s optic fibre network attracts neighbouring countries

                                                            National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) The national fibre optic cable network also termed as the National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) continues to attract neighbouring countries such as Mozambique and Uganda which are now in talks with Tanzania on being connected while some Kenyan companies are about to sign agreements to utilise the cable network. [&hellip