Australians casting ballots in general elections
People in Australia head to the polls to elect a new government for the next three years as surveys show a close race between the country’s two major political forces. Polling stations opened at 8:00 a.m. local time on Saturday (2200 GMT on Friday) and will close at 6:00 p.m. local time on Saturday (0800 GMT on...

Bangladesh PM says 13 hostages rescued from Dhaka cafe, some killed
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says six gunman had also been killed and one had been captured alive in the dawn raid. 

Bangladesh commandos rescue 13 hostages, kill six gunmen as siege ends
Suspected Islamic gunmen attacked an upscale cafe in the Bangladeshi capital popular with foreigners before police stormed the building on Saturday and rescued at least 13 hostages, officials said.

Holey Artisan Bakery: Bangladesh forces rescue hostages in Dhaka cafe
Bangladeshi troops clear a cafe in the capital Dhaka, killing six gunmen and rescuing 13 hostages, but the fate of other captives remains unclear.

6 gunmen shot dead, 13 hostages freed from Bangladesh cafe


Lokomotiv take point from title tussle with Bunyodkor (AFC - Asian Football Confederation)
(Source: AFC - Asian Football Confederation) The stalemate sees Lokomotiv remain one point behind leaders Bunyodkor, although they have played one game less than the five-time champions of...

Prime Minister's Office response to the Quartet report (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel)
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel) ​(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)In the 24 hours before the publication of the Quartet report, Palestinian terrorists stabbed and shot innocent Israelis three times, leaving two dead and others wounded. Today a young father was killed and his wife and children injured when their car was riddled with gunfire. Yesterday a 13 year-old Israeli girl was stabbed to death while she slept in her bed. Not only did the Pal...

WATCH LIVE: Warriors v Titans (NRL - National Rugby League Ltd)
(Source: NRL - National Rugby League Ltd) Watch the Warriors take on the Gold Coast Titans live on your compatible tablet or mobile device with NRL Digital Pass. Watch live with NRL Digital Pass now Match Centre: Watch the game live, follow live stats and Fantasy scores On your mobile or...

Changes in Sub. S-hldr's Int. (29B) (Top Glove Corporation Bhd)
(Source: Top Glove Corporation Bhd) Company Name TOP GLOVE CORPORATION BHD Stock Names TOPGLOV Date Announced 23 June 2016 Category Changes in Substantial Shareholder's Interest Pursuant to Form 29B of the Companies Act. 1965 Reference No CS2-21062016-00146 Particulars of substantial Securities Holder Name Employees Provident Fund Board Address Tingkat 19, Bangunan KWSP, Jalan Raja Laut, 50350 Kuala Lumpur NRIC/Passport No/Company No. EPF ACT 1991 Nationality/Country of...

Woman dies in two vehicle crash - Tabulam (NSW Police Force)
(Source: NSW Police Force) Latest Media Releases Woman dies in two vehicle crash - Tabulam Saturday, 02 July 2016 02:39:12 PM Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash in the state's north today. Just after 12pm (Saturday 2 July 2016), emergency services were called to the intersection of the Bruxner Highway and...

Third straight NYC win (New Zealand Warriors)
(Source: New Zealand Warriors) Wing Matt Faitotoa's 78-minute try converted a two-point deficit into a dramatic 14-12 win for the Vodafone Junior Warriors in today's 17-round NYC match against Gold Coast at Mount Smart Stadium. The home side had bolted to a 10-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes but the Titans worked their way back with a try soon after and then a second in the 51 minute to take the lead 12-10. There the score stayed as both sides traded blows, the Vodafone Junior Warriors n...

Australian Federal Election: Voting begins across 7,000 booths, about 15.5 million people to cast their ballots
CANBERRA, Australia - Two major political powers in Australia went head-to-head in the country’s first general election since 2013, voting for which began at 8 am local time on Saturday. Accordi

Political powers clash down under as country heads to polls
CANBERRA, Australia - Two major political powers in Australia went head-to-head in the country’s first general election since 2013, voting for which began at 8 am local time on Saturday. Accordi

Trailing by 2 sets, Djokovic back on court at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) — When Novak Djokovic walks back out on the grass at Wimbledon on Saturday, he'll have plenty of work to do.

Bangladesh hostage siege: What we know so far
Bangladeshi troops have stormed a cafe popular with foreigners in the diplomatic zone of the capital Dhaka after suspected Islamist militants took dozens of diners hostage.

Seeking post-Brexit calm, Obama walks back UK trade warning
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is backtracking on his warning that Britain would go to the "back of the queue" for a U.S. trade deal, as he tries to contain the fallout of the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.

Bangladeshi Troops Move to End Hostage Standoff
The Islamic State claimed responsibility after gunmen detonated explosives and took a number of people hostage at a restaurant in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital.

Kidnapped Indonesian sailors have been seperated
Seven Indonesian sailors held hostages by militant groups in The Philippines are reported to have been divided into two groups and sent to locations on different islands in the southern Philippines, Defense Ministry Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Friday. "Three...

Cannot yet confirm ISIS claim on Dhaka hostage situation: US
The US has said it cannot yet confirm the Islamic State terror group's claim owning responsibility for the hostage crisis in a restaurant in Dhaka's high-security diplomatic area. ......

Bus crash in northern China kills 26
A bus in northern China has fallen off an expressway into a ditch, killing 26 people. ......

Dhaka attack: 1 Japanese national injured, 7 others missing
The Japanese citizen was shot and is currently receiving treatment, says a Japanese government spokesperson.

Shaikh Salman arrives in Paris to attend AFC, UEFA joint meeting (AFC - Asian Football Confederation)
(Source: AFC - Asian Football Confederation) During the visit, Shaikh Salman will attend Sunday's joint meeting between the AFC and UEFA when the Executive Committees of both governing bodies will discuss ways to further develop the...

Meeting with a delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Board of Executive Directors (President of the Republic of Tajikistan)
(Source: President of the Republic of Tajikistan) The Founder of Peace and National Unity - the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon received today a delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Board of...

Exercise pre exercise keeps fitness focussed (Royal Australian Navy)
(Source: Royal Australian Navy) Teams from four different military forces faced off on a fitness challenge onboard HMAS Adelaide as the Royal Australian Navy's Amphibious ship transited Bass Strait en route to Adelaide for Exercise HAMEL. Adelaide's ship's company of over 400 personnel was joined by more than 600 embarked forces from the Australian Army, the US Marine Rotational Force - Darwin and the US Army for the sealift from Brisbane to Adelaide, marking the largest multinational, multi-...

NRL LATE MAIL | #Mannering250 (New Zealand Warriors)
(Source: New Zealand Warriors) Simon Mannering will captain the Vodafone Warriors in his 250th career appearance with regular skipper Ryan Hoffman struck down by a virus and ruled out of today's 17th-round NRL clash against the Gold Coast Titans at Mount...

Additional Listing Announcement (Top Glove Corporation Bhd)
(Source: Top Glove Corporation Bhd) Additional Listing Announcement Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:00 TOP GLOVE CORPORATION BHD Additional Listing Announcement 1. Details of Corporate Proposal Involve issuance of new type/class of securities ? Types of corporate proposal Details of corporate...

Meeting of the Government of Tajikistan (President of the Republic of Tajikistan)
(Source: President of the Republic of Tajikistan) A regular meeting of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan was held today under the chairmanship of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - the Leader of the Nation, the Head of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. A personnel issue was considered at first and thereby new composition of the Tax Committee Board under the Government of the...

02.07.2016_NUZUL AL – QURAN CELEBRATION AND PRESENTATION OF DONATIONS to OPHANS MINISTRY OF PRIMARY RESOURCES AND TOURISM 1437H/2016M (Ministry Of Primary Resources And Tourism of Brunei Darussalam)
(Source: Ministry Of Primary Resources And Tourism of Brunei Darussalam) The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) and the departments under it, held a ceremony to commemorate the Revelation of the Quran and a Presentation of Donations to Orphans of...

ANZ Key Dates - Second Half Financial Year 2016 (ANZ - Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd)
(Source: ANZ - Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd) Media Release News Release For release: 1 July 2016 ANZ Key Dates Second Half Financial Year 2016 For shareholder reference the key dates for the second half of financial year 2016 are detailed below....

NYC Rabbitohs Victorious Over Cowboys At Redfern Oval (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
(Source: South Sydney Rabbitohs) The South Sydney Rabbitohs have claimed a hard-fought 26-18 win against the North Queensland Cowboys at Redfern Oval. An impressive team performance saw the Rabbitohs hold off a second-half comeback against the high-flying Cowboys to claim their first victory since Round 7. After dominating the early stages of the game, the Rabbitohs were rewarded for their persistence with Cameron Murray opening the scoring after busting through the Cowboys edge defence. Chad...

Updated team lists: Warriors v Titans (NRL - National Rugby League Ltd)
(Source: NRL - National Rugby League Ltd) The Warriors and Gold Coast Titans have named their final teams for Saturday's Round 17 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Mt Smart Stadium. Ryan Hoffman is out for the Warriors with a virus, with Simon Mannering shifting to the second row and Charlie Gubb coming into the starting side at lock....

Foreigners among those held in Bangladesh cafe siege


Commando teams rescue Dhaka hostages
Scores of security personnel raid expat venue after 12-hour stand-off with gunmen

2 Blasts Occur in Restaurant With Hostages in Bangladesh Capital - Reports
Two blasts rocked the restaurant with hostages in Bangladesh capital Dhaka. ......

Myanmar mob torches mosque as religious tensions spike: Report
This is the second attack on a mosque in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells in the Buddhist majority nation.

Afghan delegation participates at solar energy fair in Germany to attract investment (Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan)
(Source: Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan) An Afghan delegation led by Deputy Minister of Energy and Water, Aman Ghalib, is attending the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry in Munich, Germany. Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry. The Afghan delegation provides information on Afghanistan's current energy sy...

Transcript of Weekly Media Briefing by Official Spokesperson (July 01, 2016) (Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India) Official Spokesperson, Shri Vikas Swarup: Good evening friends and welcome to the weekly press briefing. We are meeting after a bit of a gap because of my travels with the Prime Minister. In fact I am going to begin today's Press Conference with an announcement on the next set of Prime Minister's foreign visits. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be visiting Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya from 07 to 11 July, 201...

Dhaka cafe standoff: 14 hostages rescued as siege ends - CNN
CNN Dhaka cafe standoff: 14 hostages rescued as siege ends CNN AfricaAmericas Asia EuropeMiddle East · U.S.WorldPoliticsMoneyOpinionHealthEntertainmentStyleTravelSportsVideo · Live TV. Search ». U.S. Edition+. U.S.. International. Arabic. Español. Set edition preference: U.S.. International Confirm. U.S. Edition+. U.S.. Gunmen take hostages in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka BBC News all 670 news articles »

Six gunmen killed, 13 hostages rescued in Dhaka operation - official
Six gunmen were killed and 13 hostages, including three foreigners, were rescued on Saturday during a police operation inside a Dhaka restaurant that came under attack, Indian television channel Times Now reported.

5 dead as Bangladesh forces storm restaurant, free 12 hostages
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh forces stormed a restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage for 10 hours Saturday morning, triggering explosions and finding at least five bodies lying in pools of blood. Japan's government said that 12 people were rescued. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadis activity online. At least 35 peopl...

Bangladesh police storm restaurant, rescue 13 hostages
Six gunmen were killed during the rescue operation, according to Indian TV channel Times Now.

Bangladesh forces clear Dhaka cafe and rescue hostages
Bangladeshi troops clear a cafe in the capital Dhaka, killing six gunmen and rescuing 13 hostages, but the fate of other captives remains unclear.

Security Forces Storm Bangladesh Restaurant Where Hostages Being Held
Bangladeshi police stormed Dhaka restaurant where hostages were being held, eleven rescued. ......

Australia takes its democracy with a side of sausage
Barbecues are fired up at polling booths across Australia for traditional election-day "sausage sizzles".

Should India Privatize Assam’s Oilfields?
Concerns about foreign investment and environmental damage are overestimated.

Shanghai launches rumor-buster website (Shanghai Municipal Government)
(Source: Shanghai Municipal Government) The Shanghai Internet Information Office has teamed up with Shanghai Observer, an online publication of Jiefang Daily, to run a...

Bellamy hoping Cronk finishes career at Storm (NRL - National Rugby League Ltd)
(Source: NRL - National Rugby League Ltd) It's a deal that has been close to being finalised for more weeks than Craig Bellamy would care to recall but the Melbourne Storm coach remains hopeful that Cooper Cronk will agree to a new contract and play out the rest of his career in Melbourne. Due to turn 33 at the end of the year and now just 10 games from joining Cameron Smith as the only two men to have played 300 games for the Storm, Cronk...

Passengers face tighter air security (Shanghai Municipal Government)
(Source: Shanghai Municipal Government) Some passengers may wish to comb their hair or adjust their makeup before going through security after a new face-recognition photo system is adopted at local airports. A local company yesterday told a...

ISP LATE MAIL | v Wests Tigers (New Zealand Warriors)
(Source: New Zealand Warriors) Erin Clark has been brought into the halves and Marata Niukore added to the interchange bench for the Vodafone Warriors' 17th-round Intrust Super Premiership match against Wests Tigers at Mount Smart...

Broncos hurting after Storm loss: Glenn (NRL - National Rugby League Ltd)
(Source: NRL - National Rugby League Ltd) A hurting Alex Glenn says Brisbane's 42-point loss to the Melbourne Storm was one of the most embarrassing moments of his career. A crowd of over 44,000 gathered at Suncorp Stadium to watch the Broncos, but with more than 10 minutes to go that number had almost halved as Brisbane fans streamed out the gates. They had seen enough, leaving in droves as the Broncos suffered their equal worst loss at home, matching the previous record set against Melbourn...

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