Gunmen attacked a restaurant in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Friday night, taking hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces, authorities said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.
A ban on plastic bags distributed at cashiers in French shops came into force Friday, as the country makes the environmentally-friendly shift to recyclable and reusable biodegradable bags.
ISRAEL- PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Israel should stop building settlements, denying Palestinian development and designating land for exclusive Israeli use that Palestinians seek for a future state, the Middle East peace "Quartet" said Friday in an eagerly awaited report.
Animal rights groups have called for tighter monitoring and control of France’s fresh meat industry, after two disturbing videos emerged on Wednesday showing the mistreatment of animals in slaughterhouses.
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Winger Hatem Ben Arfa joined French champion Paris Saint-Germain from Nice on a two-year-deal on Friday, becoming new coach Unai Emery's first signing.
Saudi Arabia will introduce electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims to Mecca, Saudi media said on Thursday, as part of a safety drive a year after the annual Islamic rite suffered its deadliest disaster in a generation.
Internet access in Cuba, the least connected country in the Americas, remains severely restricted in the wake of the lifting of the US embargo. The government is now taking steps to try and get the country online.
Austria's Norbert Hofer won Friday another shot at being elected the European Union's first far-right president after a court dramatically annulled May's closely fought election result because of irregularities.
WORLD WAR I
As Britain and France mark one hundred years since the Battle of the Somme, bomb disposal units are still at work locating, unearthing and removing the millions of unexploded shells that litter the battlegrounds of World War I.
Conservative Party stalwart Theresa May managed to avoid the in-fighting that dominated the EU referendum campaign, making the heavy-weight interior minister a strong contender to replace David Cameron at 10 Downing Street.
"From the outside, this looks like a Shakespearean tragedy with a clown who is playing with the idea of becoming prime minister."
ISRAEL - WEST BANK
A Palestinian fatally stabbed a 13-year-old Israeli girl in her bedroom in a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, as international sponsors of frozen peace talks prepared to issue a report on the impasse.
WORLD WAR I
Britain's royal family on Thursday paid tribute to a generation lost at the Battle of the Somme, 100 years after the deadliest battle in British history.
Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma, keeper Rui Patricio and 18-year-old midfield sensation Renato Sanches were the heroes as Portugal beat Poland 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to reach the Euro 2016 semi-finals on Thursday.
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