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Protests spread in US cities as troops deployed in Ferguson

FERGUSON: Crowds have rallied across the US to protest against decision not to charge a policeman over the killing of black teen Michael Brown.Demonstrations from New York to Seattle were mostly peaceful but rioting broke out in Oakland, California.

 
 
 
US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

Damascus: A video posted online claims to show that Islamic State militants have killed the captured US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig. In the video, a masked militant stands over a severed head which he says is that of Mr Kassig.

 
 
 
India arrests suspect in plot to kill Bangladesh PM

GUWAHATI: Indian police have arrested a 36-year-old woman suspected of being involved in a plot to assassinate the prime minister of Bangladesh and carry out a coup, police said.

 
 
 
India army says sorry over teenager deaths

NEW DELHI: The Indian army has issued an unusual apology for shooting dead two teenage boys in Indian-administered Kashmir.The army says it made a mistake in firing at a car they were travelling in on the outskirts of Srinagar.

 
 
 
US mid-terms: Republicans win control of the Senate

WASHINGTON:(BBC) The Republican Party has won control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency.The party won in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia.

 
 
 
mob kills 'blasphemy' pair

LAHORE: An enraged mob beat a Christian couple to death and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Holy Quran, police said.

 
 
 
At least 57 killed after blast near Wagah Border

LAHORE: At least 57 people have been killed after an explosion near the Wagah border and  more then110 people have been injured.  Victims include 10 women and seven children.

 
 
 
Bangladesh sentences another top JI leader to death

DHAKA: A special tribunal in Bangladesh   sentenced to death a senior leader of the largest Islamist party, the second capital sentence in a week for the mass killings during the nation's war against Pakistan in 1971.

 
 
 
Drone strike kills four suspected militants in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR: At least four suspected militants, including a foreign militant of Arab origin, were killed in a US drone strike in the Birmal Tehsil of South Waziristan . According to sources, the drone fired two missiles at a compound in Birmal, destroying it completely.

 
 
 
Bangladesh Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami sentenced to death

DHAKA: A special Bangladeshi court on Wednesday handed the death sentence to the leader of the country's largest religious party for war crimes, in a long-awaited verdict that triggers fears of fresh violence.The war crimes court found Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-i-Islami party, guilty of mass murder, rape and looting during Bangladesh's war of independence against Pakistan in 1971.