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Somalia air strike kills over 40 Al-Shabaab militants

Mogadishu , Feb 1

Over 40 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured in an air strike targeting a militant base in southern Somalia, officials said Saturday.

Bomb blasts near Khaleda Zia's office

Dhaka , Jan 31

Three handmade bombs exploded Saturday near former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia's office here despite a police presence there, reports said.

IS kidnaps 78 people in Iraq

Baghdad , Jan 31

Islamic State (IS) militants kidnapped 78 people Saturday in northern Iraq, including 15 workers from a state oil company in Kirkuk, officials said.

Bengal to compensate kin of workers killed in Tamil Nadu

Kolkata , Jan 31

The West Bengal government Saturday announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh to the families of the nine labourers from the state who were killed when an effluent treatment tank burst in Tamil Nadu's Ranipet town.

Tribal leader killed by suicide bomber in Iraq

Baghdad , Jan 31

A suicide bomber killed a prominent Sunni tribal leader and four of his guards in an attack in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a security source said Saturday.

Nine Indians held at Turkey-Syria border, deported

Bengaluru , Jan 31

Nine Indians from three southern states were detained at the Turkey-Syria border and deported to India where they were being questioned on their motives, police said Saturday.

10 killed in fire in Bangladesh capital

Dhaka , Jan 31

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in a major fire in a plastic packaging factory in Dhaka Saturday, police said.

Hyderabadi girl planning to join ISIS returns home

Hyderabad , Jan 31

Hyderabad police Saturday said that a city girl residing in Qatar planned to join ISIS and went up to Turkey but came back without joining the terror group.

Uber rape case: Prosecution completes recording of evidence

New Delhi , Jan 31

In just 17 days, the prosecution in the Uber rape case Saturday completed recording of evidence in a court here.

Former union minister Matang Sinh arrested in Saradha scam

Kolkata , Jan 31

The CBI Saturday arrested former union minister Matang Sinh for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.