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Iran should halt nuclear work for decade: Obama

Iran should halt nuclear work for decade: Obama

President Barack Obama has said Iran should agree to at least a decade-long freeze on its nuclear activity if a landmark deal is to be finally reached. In an interview with Reuters, Obama also said the odds were still against such an agreement happening. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to oppose a deal...

Kerry asked to act on Avijit murder

Kerry asked to act on Avijit murder

A bipartisan group of six US Congressmen has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to ensure that those behind the brutal murder of American-Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy is brought to justice, according to the Press Trust of India. "We must stand strong for freedom of speech and freedom of thought," said the letter signed...

NKorea fires missiles as US-S Korea drills begin

NKorea fires missiles as US-S Korea drills begin

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises got under way, officials in Seoul say. The two missiles, with a range of 490km (305 miles), were fired from the western city of Nampo into the sea east of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean military said. The drills,...

Netanyahu in US for Iran speech

Netanyahu in US for Iran speech

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the US to argue against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu says the deal would be inadequate to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. He is due to give a speech in Congress on Tuesday which was not agreed in advance with the Obama administration, angering...

Avijit Murder

Cops still clueless

Cops still clueless

The barbaric murder of Avijit Roy has brought to the fore a group called Ansar Bangla 7, which claimed responsibility for the killing on its Twitter page shortly after the attack. Law enforcers could not confirm whether the group is a new one or an incarnation of terror outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team which detectives...

US ready to assist Avijit’s killing probe

US ready to assist Avijit’s killing probe

The United States is ready to assist in the investigation into the brutal killing of Bangladesh-born US citizen Avijit Roy, if sought, US Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement issued yesterday. “We, of course, will provide consular assistance as is appropriate. We’re also – stand ready to assist in the...

The 30-day worm and cricket diet

The 30-day worm and cricket diet

A US student has just spent 30 days on a "bug diet" - eating insects three times a day. Camren Brantley-Rios says traditional meats such as pork and beef are unsustainable - and he wanted to try out what many consider the diet of the future. "For dinner I had mealworm fried rice. It...

BNP demands fair trial over Avijit killing

BNP demands fair trial over Avijit killing

Criticising the killing of blogger Avijit Roy in an impenetrable security cordon of police, BNP today said the killing of the Bangladesh-born US citizen has proved that the government has failed to ensure security of the life and property of the country’s citizens. “We strongly condemn and protest the killing of Avijit Roy and...

8 killed in US shootings

8 killed in US shootings

Eight people are dead and one person has been injured after a series of shootings in south-central Missouri overnight. Police made the discoveries at five different homes in or near the city of Tyrone. Authorities believe that they found the body of the shooter in a parked car near one of the crime scenes. Residents reported...

Row between US and Netanyahu worsens

Row between US and Netanyahu worsens

A row between the US and Benjamin Netanyahu has deepened, with the Israeli leader accusing America and others of "giving up" on trying to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. The US Secretary of State questioned Netanyahu's judgement on the issue. Republican leaders have invited Netanyahu to address the US Congress next week, angering Democrats. A White...

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