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Gunmen take hostages at Dhaka restaurant; 2 policemen killed

Gunmen take hostages at Dhaka restaurant; 2 policemen killed

IMAGE: Bangladeshi security stand guard near a restaurant that has been attacked by unidentified gunmen in the early hours of July 2. All photographs: Mahmud Hossain Opu/Getty Images Islamic State terrorists stormed a crowded restaurant in Dhaka's high-security Gulshan diplomatic area and took hostage at least 20 people including foreigners, triggering a fierce gunbattle with Bangladesh security forces in which two policemen were killed and 30 injured. At least nine terrorists shouting "Allahu ..., 3 hours ago
Obama briefed on ISIS attack in Bangladesh, 4 hours ago
Gunmen attack restaurant in Dhaka's diplomatic zone Millennium Post, 7 hours ago

Reports about China blocking India's NSG bid not true: V K Singh

After China's claim that the plenary meeting of Nuclear Suppliers Group in Seoul did not discuss accession of any specific country, Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh on Friday expressed surprise over media reports that Beijing had blocked India's bid for entry in the elite grouping. "The speculation doing the rounds in media regarding China's protest over NSG membership to India is not true," he said on the sidelines of a function at Balia in Uttar Pradesh. Singh's ...
 Rediff.com4 hours ago Won't block China's entry into MTCR as quid pro quo: India  Rediff.com4 hours ago

Euro: Wales demolish Belgium to set up Portugal semis

An inspired Wales continued their golden run in Euro 2016 as they thrashed Belgium 3-1 on Friday to storm into their first ever semi-finals in a major competition. They will play Portugal in the last four
 Rediff.com5 hours ago Wales-Belgium to go ahead at scheduled kick-off time despite Eurotunnel delays hours ago Starting lineup of Belgium against Wales in Euro 2016 quarterfinals hours ago Talented players, dull matches and a semi-final, anything is possible for Portugal  Rediff.com14 hours ago

PHOTOS: Del Potro knocks out Wawrinka, Serena and Venus survive

IMAGE: Juan Martin Del Potro celebrates a point during his match against Stan Wawrinka. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Juan Martin Del Potro proved that multiple wrist surgeries had not robbed him off his flowing racket skills as he knocked out fourth seed Stan Wawrinka with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-3 in the second round of Wimbledon on Friday.The Argentine, making his first appearance at Wimbledon since reaching the semi-finals in 2013, held aloft his arms in triumph after condemning ...
 Rediff.com5 hours ago

Chennai techie murder suspect held in Tirunelveli

  In a major breakthrough, a man suspected to have murdered a 24-year-old woman IT professional here was arrested on Friday night in Tirunelveli district, the police said. After stalking her for months, he allegedly murdered S Swathi using a sickle in Chennai last week. Ram Kumar, an engineering graduate, was arrested in Tirunelveli. Kumar, a native of Shencottah near Tirunelveli, was staying in Choolaimedu area in the city where Swathi had resided for quite some time. He was taken to a ...
 Rediff.com5 hours ago Chennai techie murder case: Chennai police arrest accused from Tirunelveli  Rediff.com6 hours ago

Islamic State claims responsibility for Dhaka attack

JUST IN: The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Dhaka attack. meanwhile, Union Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore today urged media to not reveal the identities of hostages."Media should refrain from identifying nationalities/identities of probable hostages in context of #Dhaka for their safety," Rathore said in a tweet.  Suspected terrorists tonight stormed a popular restaurant in Dhaka's high-security Gulshan diplomatic area and took ...
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Saved by the rain, Djokovic's hopes hanging by a thread at Wimbledon

IMAGE: A dejected Novak Djokovic during his third round match. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Novak Djokovic's hopes of a calendar year Grand Slam are hanging by a thread as he slipped two sets down to big-serving American Sam Querrey before rain stopped their Wimbledon third- round clash in London, on Friday.On an infuriating day of rain delays, world number one Djokovic had to wait until nearly 7pm local time to walk out on Court One and little more than an hour later he walked off ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

Kyrgios involved in heated row with journalists at Wimbledon

IMAGE: Nick Kyrgios argues with umpire Jake Garner. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images Nick Kyrgios was involved in a heated row in his post-match news conference after being questioned about his behaviour during his five-set victory over Dustin Brown at Wimbledon on Friday.The Australian 15th seed received a warning from umpire Jake Garner at the start of the third set after complaining about a decision and he completely lost his head before reaching the third round with a 6-7(3), 6-1, ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

Dhaka crisis: 1 killed, at least 1 Indian among hostages

BBC says that there is at least one Indian woman inside the restaurant. Some channels interviewed her distraught father, who is also in
 Rediff.com7 hours ago Dhaka hostage crisis: Gunmen open fire; several foreigners trapped What we know so far  NewsFlow247 hours ago Foreigners among hostages in Bangladesh restaurant siege hours ago

1 killed, 35 injured in Dhaka hostage crisis

Media reports are now saying that at least one police officer who was injured in the attack has died, a senior official in the Dhaka Metropolitan Police confirmed. Around 35 people are being reportedly injured. No group has taken responsibility ...
 Rediff.com7 hours ago
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