As many as 70 people died in a major fire that engulfed several buildings in a centuries-old neighborhood of the Bangladesh capital, a fire official said on Thursday, warning the toll could climb as fire fighters scour the rubble.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strongest challengers in Israel's April general election joined forces on Thursday, a dramatic turn in a race his right-wing Likud party has been predicted to win easily.
The last civilians are expected to be evacuated from Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday, clearing the way for U.S.-backed forces to attack jihadists still holed up inside, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said.
Ten trucks transported Iraqi and foreign Islamic State fighters and their families to Iraq on Thursday as part of a prisoner handover by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces to the Iraqi army, a local mayor said.
Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
China is stepping up its diplomatic outreach over controversial camps in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang, inviting more foreign diplomats to visit as it seeks to head off criticism from Muslim-majority countries and at the United Nations.