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Yearly News 2013

Hasina's party fears Zia will change Bangladesh's name
Hasina’s party fears Zia will chan...

Hasina’s party fears Zia will change Bangladesh’s name

Dhaka – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s party has said that opposition leader Khaleda Zia may change the country’s name in case she returns to power. The apprehension was expressed by the ruling Awami League (AL) party’s publicity secretary Hassan Mahmud while... read more »

Malaysian government to slash public expenditure
Malaysian government to slash public exp...

Malaysian government to slash public expenditure

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has announced 11 measures to slash public sector expenditure beginning Jan 1, authorities said. These measures are in accordance with the government’s desire to practise more prudent spending in the new year, Xinhua quoted from a... read more »

U.S. to proceeding with prosecution of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade
U.S. to proceeding with prosecution of s...

U.S. to proceeding with prosecution of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobr...

The U.S. is proceeding with the prosecution of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and has no intention to withdraw the case of visa fraud against her. U.S. sources in New York said on Monday that more evidence was being gathered against the 39-year-old diplomat before the indictment is... read more »

Volcano erupts in Indonesia
Volcano erupts in Indonesia

Volcano erupts in Indonesia

Jakarta – Mount Sinabung, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, erupted Tuesday, spewing hot ash up to 7,000 metres high along with lava and forcing evacuation, an official said. Hot lava burst forth with flames from the crater and slid off the southeast slope of the volcano,... read more »

UN chief appalled by bombings in Russia

UN chief appalled by bombings in Russia

United Nations – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is appalled by the twin bombings that struck Russia’s Volgograd city, which left dozens of people dead, a UN spokesperson... read more »

Ban seeks South Sudan parties' cooperation to solve crisis

Ban seeks South Sudan parties’ cooperation to solve crisis

United Nations – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for “full cooperation” of all parties in finding a peaceful solution to the crisis of South Sudan Monday, in... read more »

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

Lagos – At least 63 Boko Haram fighters were killed during Nigerian army’s raids following a recent pre-dawn attack on military barracks in Bama town by the militant sect in... read more »

Merkel extremely dismayed over Schumacher's fall

Merkel extremely dismayed over Schumacher’s fall

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel was “extremely dismayed” as she heard about the skiing accident of German racing legend Michael Schumacher, her spokesperson said... read more »

'Russian blasts necessitate upgrading anti-terror system'

‘Russian blasts necessitate upgrading anti-terror system...

Moscow – Russian experts Monday urged an upgrade of the terror prevention system after two suicide bombings hit the Volgograd city within 24 hours and left 32 killed and over 70... read more »