Dhaka cafe attack; UK citizen's remand extended by 8 days

Dhaka, Aug 14  (PTI) A Bangladeshi court today extended the remand of a British national by eight days and a Canadian citizen by six days for their alleged involvement in the Dhaka cafe attack last month that killed 22 people, including an Indian girl.

Hasnat Reza Karim, 47, who had…

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Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia

Aug  13 Kiev, Agencies:  Russia’s FSB security service said on Wednesday it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” in Crimea this week by Ukrainian military intelligence and beaten back armed assaults, but Kiev fiercely denied the claims.

The allegations ratcheted up the heat in a feud sparked by Moscow’s 2014…

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Canada police kill IS terrorist suspect

Ottawa, Aug 12 :  Police on Thursday killed a 24-year-old man suspected of plotting a terror attack targeting a Canadian urban centre during the rush hour, authorities said

The suspect, with whom police were familiar from past terror investigations, was identified as Aaron Driver, CNN quoted Mike Cabana, Deputy…

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12 injured in blast near Pakistan hospital

Islamabad, Aug 11 :  Twelve people were injured on Thursday in a roadside blast near a hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta city, police said.

“Balochistan Federal Shariat Court Judge Zahoor Shawani was the target in the attack,” the Nation daily quoted Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti as saying.  Civilians and security…

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NASA selects six firms to develop habitats for Mars mission

Washington, Aug 10 : In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet, the US space agency has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as scientists move beyond Earth on…

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