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Dhaka pays tribute to blogger

Hundreds of Bangladeshis demanded justice on Sunday for the killers of an atheist blogger hacked to death with machetes, as they gathered to pay tribute to the critic of religious extremism.

Netanyahu visit to test US-Israel ties

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington Sunday on what he said was a “historic” mission to try to stop a nuclear deal with Iran, an AFP correspondent reported.

Ukraine frontlines relatively calm ahead of EU-mediated gas talks

Ukraine’s frontlines were relatively calm on Sunday ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer.

I’m not afraid: Russians march for Kremlin critic


Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday to honour the memory of Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vl

Iran ready for google?


Sites could be operational if they respect culture: Iran

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka demolish England

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, left, embraces teammate Lahiru Thirimanne after they defeated England by nine wickets. (Photo: AP)

England’s horror World Cup run continued when Sri Lanka smashed the third-highest run chase in the tournament’s history to clinch a nine-wicket defeat in Wellington on Sunday.

Philippe Coutinho strike sinks Manchester City

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho (right) celebrates with teammates Jordan Henderson, (centre) and Raheem Sterling. -AP

Spectacular long-range strikes by midfielders Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho earned Liverpool a 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Sunday that seriously compromised the Premier League champio

Star Trek fans pay tribute to Spock

  Leonard Nimoy (above) died in Los Angeles on Friday.

Veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, who delighted sci-fi fans worldwide with his iconic turn as the pointy-eared half-human, half-Vulcan Mr Spock in the Star Trek TV series and films, died Friday aged 83.

England out to silence critics

 Sri Lanka, who cruised to a 92-run win over Bangladesh, will look to continue the momentum when they face England— AFP

England are determined to restore their World Cup credibility in a crunch Pool A match on Sunday against an improving Sri Lanka.

Pakistan keen to rescue campaign

 Pakistan players get themselves photographed during a training session at the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday— AFP

Pakistan’s calamity-hit World Cup campaign stops off at Brisbane on Sunday where they will look to get their first points on the board and so keep their quarter-final hopes alive against a bruised and

There always comes a time when you have to heed Jesus who said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” So this time I will render unto the finance m

The devil, they say, is in the details. There is a world of difference between the Budget speech of Arun Jaitley, peppered with smart announcements, and the real numbers in the Budget documents.