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Blood samples of Dhaka cafe attackers handed over to FBI

Updated: Jul 22, 2016 17:34 IST      
Blood samples of Dhaka cafe attackers handed over to FBI

Dhaka, July 22 (ANI): Dhaka Police on Friday handed over blood samples of the Gulshan cafe attackers to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a chemical test in their laboratory.

Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) media wing, Masudur Rahman confirmed the news, reports the Daily Star.

A forensic team of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Wednesday collected hair and blood samples from the bodies of six attackers to ascertain whether they had been under the influence of drugs while "carrying out" the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery, an upscale cafe in the diplomatic area of Dhaka.

The doctors collected the samples on request of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

Among the six dead include the cafe's pizza chef Saiful Islam who investigators say was one of the attackers. However, his family claimed he was innocent.

On July 1, terrorists stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery in the high security diplomatic zone in Gulshan-2, killing 20 hostages.

Two police officials were also killed during the siege. (ANI)

Pakistan's SC reserves verdict on Panamagate case

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 16:12 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], July 21 (ANI) : A three-member bench of the Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday has concluded the entire hearings and reserved the judgment in the Panamagate case in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family are accused of amassing offshore assets. The date of the judgment is yet to be announced and if convicted, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif can face disqualification from politics.

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Trump shifts U.S. ambassador from Turkey to Afghanistan

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 15:49 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 21 (ANI): President Donald Trump has nominated John Bass, who is currently serving as U.S. ambassador to Turkey, as his envoy to Afghanistan.

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Iraq's Foreign Minister to visit India from July 24-28

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 15:36 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): Iraq's Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari will pay a five day visit to India beginning July 24 at the invitation of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

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Two dead, 200 injured as earthquake hits Turkey, Greece

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 13:08 IST     

London [U.K.], July 21 (ANI): At least two people were killed and hundreds of others injured in Greek and Turkish coastal towns after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 jolted the island of Kos.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], July 21 (ANI): The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has declined to assist the Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in probing alleged offences committed by the two offshore companies - Nescoll Limited and Nielson Enterprises - that control Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif family's four upscale London apartments.

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Jerusalem [Israel], July 21 (ANI): Jerusalem's Old City has been deployed with police officers on high alert on Friday morning in anticipation of violent riots by Muslim worshippers over Israel's installation of metal detectors at the Temple Mount compound.

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Explosions in China restaurant kill two, injure 55

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 10:14 IST     

Beijing [China], July 21 (ANI): At least two people were killed and 55 others injured in explosions at a restaurant in eastern China on Friday morning.

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Greece: Two killed in massive earthquake

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 07:40 IST     

Moscow [Russia], July 21 (ANI): Two people lost their lives in an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7, which was registered on the Greek Island of Kos and the Turkish coast and the Greek Islands.

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Take a 'moral' stand on immigrants: Senators to Trump

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 07:13 IST     

London [U.K.], July. 21 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has been challenged by a top Republican senator to make "a moral decision" on the fate of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.

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Moscow [Russia], July. 21 (ANI): Due to the possible Palestinian unrest on Friday, the Israeli Army has formed additional battalions to beef up security on the Temple Mount and West Bank.

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New York [U.S.], July. 21(ANI): With the probe into Russia taking a lukewarm pace, investigators are turning their gaze on Facebook, with the belief that the social media giant holds the answers on whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow.

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New York [U.S.], July. 21 (ANI): Following a scathing attack by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has shrugged off the jibe, saying he will continue his job.

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After nine years in prison, O.J. Simpson out on parole

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 03:56 IST     

New York [U.S.], July. 21 (ANI): Former National Football League (NFL) star O.J. Simpson was granted parole by a Nevada parole board, for his role in a 2007 armed robbery.

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New York [U.S.], July. 21 (ANI): New York to D.C. in just half an hour? It's happening! Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, who is the head of Tesla, SpaceX and now The Boring Company, has confirmed that he "just received verbal [government] approval" to build a new underground hyperloop network that can shuttle commuters between the two cities, about 230 miles apart, in 29 minutes.

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Washington, D.C. [United States], July 20 (ANI): Former U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma has joined The Asia Group as its vice chairman and partner.

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Doha [Qatar], July 20 (ANI) : Appealing for an end to the ongoing "blockade" of his country by Arab states, Qatar's Ambassador to the United States has said his country won't be affected if the embargo lasts forever.

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Australia to help Sri Lanka in combating dengue outbreak

Updated: Jul 20, 2017 18:00 IST     

Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 20 (ANI): Australia will help Sri Lanka in combating a severe dengue outbreak in the country by providing a life-saving support through the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Kabul [Afghanistan], July 20 (ANI): Criticizing the Ashraf Ghani government, Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in his latest remarks that his party will extend support to any movement or coalition that is formed to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan by ending violence and conflict.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], July 20 (ANI): A judge of the Pakistan Supreme Court's Panama case implementation bench has warned that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's children may face consequences for submitting forged documents to the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panamagate case.

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Bangkok [Thailand], July 20 (ANI): In Thailand's largest human trafficking case, the Bangkok Criminal Court has convicted and sentenced a very high-profile former three-star general and 61 other defendants, including ex-officials for trafficking Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladeshis as part of a crime syndicate after receiving kickbacks from trafficking kingpin Ko Tong.

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