Two years after military coup: How ...

REF: June 30 is a defining date in Egypt's troubled post-revolutionary transition. It was the date that Mohamed Morsi was inaugurated as president ...

High Court verdict orders forming c...

REF: The High Court has ordered the government to form a commission, which will fix the maximum and minimum house rent in different areas. The benc...

Greece misses IMF payment

REF: Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout programme it has relied on for five years expired at midnight on Tuesday and the...

ISIL attacks Syria’s Kurdish-...

REF: Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have re-entered Syria's Tal Abyad, seizing a district from the Syrian Kurdish forces ...

Two years after military coup: How stable is Egypt?

REF: June 30 is a defining date in Egypt’s troubled post-revolutionary transition.

It was the date that Mohamed Morsi was inaugurated as president in 2012. And it was the same day, one year later, that millions of Egyptians took to the streets to demand his resignation.

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High Court verdict orders forming commission to fix house rent

REF: The High Court has ordered the government to form a commission, which will fix the maximum and minimum house rent in different areas.

The bench of Justice Mohammad Bazlur Rahman and Justice Md Ruhul Quddus on Wednesday ordered for setting up the commission, which would fix area-wise house rent slabs, within six months.

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Greece misses IMF payment

REF: Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout programme it has relied on for five years expired at midnight on Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

With its failure to repay the roughly $1.8bn to the IMF, Greece became the first developed country to fall into arrears on payments to the fund. The last country to do so was Zimbabwe in 2001.

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ISIL attacks Syria’s Kurdish-held Tal Abyad

REF: Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have re-entered Syria’s Tal Abyad, seizing a district from the Syrian Kurdish forces who pushed them out of the border town two weeks earlier, a monitoring group and a Kurdish spokesman have said.

Rami Abdelrahman, the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said on Tuesday that the fighting was continuing in the town, which lies on the border with Turkey.

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Former minister Latif Siddique freed on bail in cases for ‘hurting religious sensitivities’

REF: Former telecoms minister Adbul Latif Siddique has been released from jail after securing bails in several cases that accuse him of ‘hurting religious sentiment’.

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Dhaka Central Jail’s Senior Superintendent Farman Ali told bdnews24.com that the former Awami League presidium member was released from the prison cell of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

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Deadly car bomb hits army hospital in Yemeni capital

REF: A car bomb has exploded near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, killing at least 28 people, security officials have said.

In a statement posted online on Monday, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack that also injured 20 others - adding that they had organised the attack on what they called a “Shia nest” in the Yemeni capital.

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Education secretary defies minister, causes college admissions system crash

REF: Education Secretary Nazrul Islam Khan allegedly defied Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and forced all colleges to use the automated students selection system, causing a crisis.

A bdnews24.com investigation into the cause behind the three-day delay in publication of college admission results found that he disregarded a written instruction by the minister which was to include only colleges with seats above 300 into the system.

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Gaza-bound flotilla vessel seized by Israeli navy

REF: Israel has boarded and taken over a vessel attempting to break the blockade of the Palestinian territory.In a statement the Israeli army said on Monday that it did not use force in redirecting the main boat “Marianne” to the Israeli city of Ashdod.

Avichay Adraee, the Israeli army spokesman, said that the takeover of the flotilla happened after the vessel refused to listen to the warning of its navy. He said it happened quickly and “without anyone getting harm”.

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10 killed in flash flood, storm, landslides in Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban 10 killed in flash flood, storm, landslides in Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban

REF: At least 10 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban due to heavy rain.Thirteen others were injured and two were reported missing.

Five were killed in flash flood at Ramu, and two died after trees fell on them during the storm at Saint Martin’s Island on Friday.

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ISIL on 24 hour ‘killing rampage’ through Kobane

REF: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has killed at least 146 civilians in a 24-hour rampage through the Kurdish town of Kobane in what a monitor described as one of the group’s “worst massacres” in Syria.

Women and children were among the slain civilians whose bodies were found in their homes and in the streets, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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