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Bangladesh 'hostage' situation as gunmen storm Dhaka restaurant

Bangladesh 'hostage' situation as gunmen storm Dhaka restaurant

Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital on Friday night, apparently taking diners hostage and sparking a firefight with police in which at least two officers were killed, police and witnesses said.

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UN beefs up Mali mission with 2,500 peacekeepers 69 million children to face early death by 2030 Somalia minister among 11 killed in Mogadishu hotel attack Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu 5,000 migrants rescued in wave of Med crossings Global migrant tide swells to record 65 million

Middle East

Turkey detains 13 suspects over Istanbul airport attack Istanbul airport attacks kill 41, Turkey blames IS Ten killed, many wounded in suicide attack at Istanbul airport 69 million children to face early death by 2030 42 dead in Yemen suicide attacks claimed by IS Suicide bombing west of Baghdad kills 12, sources say

Europe

Austrian court overturns presidential election result Paris bans old cars from streets in pollution crackdown Turkey detains 13 suspects over Istanbul airport attack At least 10 dead on migrant boat sinking off Italy Istanbul airport attacks kill 41, Turkey blames IS Ten killed, many wounded in suicide attack at Istanbul airport

Asia - Pacific

Toyota announces recalls for defective air bags, canisters 69 million children to face early death by 2030 Thousands rally in Australia for same-sex marriage 78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China North Korea fires missile but appears to have failed: South Korea 3 International Space Station astronauts land in Kazakhstan

US & Canada

North America leaders defend free trade, resist isolationism Canada to lift visa for Mexican visitors 23 die in historic floods in US state

Latin America & Caribbean

North America leaders defend free trade, resist isolationism Canada to lift visa for Mexican visitors 69 million children to face early death by 2030

South Asia

Bangladesh 'hostage' situation as gunmen storm Dhaka restaurant Taliban suicide bombers kill 27 in attack on Afghan police cadets 69 million children to face early death by 2030

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Terrorist attacks in Brussels

More than 30 people were killed in twin attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, triggering security ...

Total Eclipse of the Sun

People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday, briefly ...

Police, protesters clash in Turkey over newspaper seizure

A leading Turkish newspaper opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and seized by authorities warned of the "darkest days" in the history of the pre ...

Kosovo MPs stage new tear gas protest in parliament

Opposition MPs in Kosovo disrupted the first parliamentary session of the year on Friday with what has become their commonplace method of protest -- r ...

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