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BANGLADESH A special Bangladesh tribunal sentences an opposition politician to death for his role in the deaths of people and other crimes during the nation’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

Space | European agency releases first picture from comet

The European Space Agency yesterday published the first image taken from the surface of a comet, and said that its Philae lander is still “stable” despite a failure to latch

Ebola | Medical aid group to host 3 clinical trials

Accelerated clinical trials will be launched in West Africa to speed the search for a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus, Doctors Without Borders announced yesterday. The international humanitarian group said

Turkey | Protesters rough up US sailors in Istanbul

Anti-American protesters shouting “Yankee, go home!” roughed up three U.S. Navy sailors Wednesday in Istanbul near where their warship was docked on an inlet of the Bosphorus Strait in the

This day in history: 2000 Fuel protesters rally for tax cut

Both demonstrations passed off peacefully. The biggest was in London where protesters rallied in Hyde Park. About 350 vehicles were stopped by police from entering the centre of the city. Drivers parked their

Offbeat | Ancient artifacts auctioned over Mexico objections

The London-based Bonhams auction house sold off a collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts Wednesday over the objections of the Mexican government, which says at least half the pieces are fake and

FIA WTCC | Tarquini leads Honda 1-2 in opening practice

Gabriele Tarquini led a 1-2 for his Castrol Honda WTC team in the first free practice for this weekend’s FIA WTCC Guia Race of Macau. Fresh from his maiden victory of

The Buzz | Study: Brazilian police kill about 6 people a day 

Brazilian police killed more than 11,000 people between 2009 and 2013 for an average of six killings a day, a public safety NGO said Tuesday. The study by the Sao Paulo-based

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JAPAN More than three years into Japan’s massive cleanup of the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on the key tasks of dismantling the

‘Big Bang Theory’ actress Carol Ann Susi dies

Carol Ann Susi’s agent, Pam Ellis-Evenas, said the actress died in Los Angeles on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer. She was 62. The veteran character actress has made numerous

Rothko, Jasper Johns star at NYC art auction

A radiant painting by Mark Rothko and one of Jasper Johns’ iconic flag paintings were among the stars at the second day of New York’s dazzling post-war and contemporary art

SPACE | European probe attempts historic comet landing

The European Space Agency’s unmanned Rosetta probe successfully released a lander toward the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko yesterday, putting it on its final seven-hour journey to a historic rendezvous with the fast-moving

Ebola | Mali reports 2 new deaths in capital

Malian authorities yesterday reported two new deaths from Ebola that are not believed to be linked to the nation’s only other known case, an alarming setback as Mali tries to limit the

USA | Secret tape released shows contrite Reagan apologizing to Thatcher

So sorry we kept it a secret. That was Ronald Reagan’s message to Margaret Thatcher when U.S. troops invaded the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada in 1983 without telling the British leader

This day in history: 1979 Times returns after year-long dispute

The Times newspaper has been published for the first time in nearly a year. The paper’s disappearance from news stands followed a dispute between management and unions over manning levels and

Offbeat | US Veterans, soldiers enjoy massive DC concert

The first-of-its-kind Concert for Valor, staged by HBO, Starbucks and Chase Corp., was intended to raise awareness for issues affecting veterans. While official crowd estimates were unavailable, organizers were expecting

61 Macau Grand Prix

06:00 Circuit Closed 06:30 - 07:00 Circuit Inspection 07:15 - 07:40 FIA WTCC - Guia Race of Macau – Presented by Suncity Group - Testing 08:00 - 09:00 Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand

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INDIA Eight Indian women have died and 20 others are in critical condition after undergoing sterilization surgeries in a free government-run program to help slow the country’s population growth. A

Paul Phua case | Gov’t defends elaborate FBI repairman ruse

An elaborate FBI ruse to shut off the Internet in three luxury Las Vegas suites and then send undercover agents into the rooms to fix the problem was a legitimate

Israel | Palestinian demonstrator killed in new West Bank clashes 

Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian demonstrator in clashes in the West Bank yesterday as Israel tightened security following a pair of Palestinian attacks that took two Israeli lives the day

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