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Capital punishment in Bangladesh

A Dhaka court sentences 19 people to death, including two former ministers, and sentences Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting chairman Tarique Rahman to life imprisonment over a 2004 attack on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

A Dhaka court also sentences top opposition leader Tarique Rahman to life imprisonment over 2004 attack on a rally.

Nicolás Maduro's

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announces in a public broadcast that the United States President Donald Trump has sent an order to assassinate him.

Beleaguered president says Trump administration 'has given the order' that he be killed, but vows plan will not succeed.

Turkish newspaper

The Turkish newspaper "Sabah" names the 15-member Saudi Arabian intelligence team allegedly involved in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

2018 Atlantic hurricane season

Heavy rain and strong winds from Michael are expected in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia on Thursday.

Michael became the most intense hurricane on record to strike the Florida Panhandle and among the most intense hurricanes to hit the U.S.

2018 Atlantic hurricane season

The storm causes power outages to 550,000 customers in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, and 375,000 people in 22 counties have been ordered to evacuate.

Here's what we know about how Hurricane Michael is impacting Florida so far.

2018 Atlantic hurricane season

A man in Greensboro, Florida is killed by a tree that crashed through his home, becoming the first reported death from the storm in the United States. Later, a child is killed by a falling tree in Seminole County, Georgia.

Hurricane Michael, the third-strongest storm ever to hit the mainland US, batters north-west Florida.

2018 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Michael strengthens to a "potentially catastrophic" Category 4 hurricane and makes landfall on the Florida Panhandle.

Forecasters say Hurricane Michael will be the strongest storm to hit the Panhandle since records were first kept in 1851. It has rapidly intensified since the weekend.

2018 Haiti earthquake

The death toll of a magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck Haiti rises to 17.

The weekend earthquake which battered Haiti killed 17 people, authorities say, and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,500 houses, sparking fears that...


Four people are killed and 20 others are injured when an apartment building collapses in Manama, Bahrain.

Preliminary investigations indicated a gas cylinder explosion caused the collapse of the two-storey structure


At least five people died and 30 were injured when a passenger train derailed in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

At least 50 people died in a bus crash on Wednesday between Kenya’s capital Nairobi and the western city of Kisumu, police told the Daily Nation newspaper. Witnesses said the bus swerved off the road while driving down a steep slope, the newspaper said. Reuters could not immediately reach a police spokesman to confirm the …

East Java

Three people were killed and houses were damaged after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off East Java, Indonesia.


At least 51 people are killed when a bus traveling from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to Kisumu veers off the road and overturns.

Dozens of passengers die in an accident in western Kenya that "ripped off" the roof of the vehicle.