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A mob wielding weapons razed a Muslim prayer hall in northern Myanmar, state media reported Saturday, the second attack on a mosque in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells in the Buddhist majority nation.

India's ruling party courts isolated northeast

Ranjiv Kumar Sharma says his home state of Assam in India's isolated northeast is experiencing a "silent invasion" of Muslims from neighbouring Bangladesh that only Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party can stop.

13 hostages rescued after Bangladesh siege: Commander

Thirteen hostages have been rescued after security forces ended a siege at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Saturday, a top commander said."Three of them are foreigners.

Australians vote in cliffhanger election

Australians flocked to vote in national elections Saturday with conservative leader Malcolm Turnbull appearing to have a slight edge over Labor's Bill Shorten, culminating a marathon race where economic management has become a key issue in the wake of ...

Sierra Leone diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria

Sierra Leone's deputy high commissioner has been snatched in Nigeria, government sources said Friday, the first kidnapping of a diplomat from the west African country in more than half a century.

Venezuela to end electricity rationing

Venezuela will stop rationing electricity next week, ending months of blackouts and other measures meant to alleviate its energy crisis, President Nicolas Maduro said.

Israel bombs Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire

Israeli air strikes hit four sites in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, causing damage but no injuries, officials said, after Palestinian militants fired a rocket that struck a building in southern Israel.

Sausage democracy sweeps Australian polls

The Australian election is on a knife-edge, but there is one concept uniting voters -- the prospect of a sizzling sausage sandwich at the polling station Saturday.

Bangladesh security forces storm hostage restaurant: Official

Bangladesh security forces including commandos Saturday stormed a restaurant in the capital where dozens of people including foreigners were being held hostage by suspected Islamist militants, a security official said."The operation has began.

Hindu priest stabbed, critically wounded in Bangladesh

Unidentified attackers stabbed and critically wounded a Hindu priest in southwest Bangladesh Saturday, just a day after a Hindu temple worker was hacked to death in an attack by suspected Islamist militants.

Trans retired U.S. colonel 'elated' over Pentagon ban lift

Sheri Swokowski can pinpoint the exact moment when history started to change. It was a 2014 event for transgender rights in Washington. Her date was a colleague from the Pentagon.

NFL News and Rumors: Tim Tebow to Chicago Bears?

Its been three years since Tim Tebow played a regular season game in the NFL, but it appears the 28-year-old is still looking to play football and with several teams still searching for depth, he could get his shot as training camp approaches

Bangladesh commandos storm Dhaka hostage cafe

Heavily armed Bangladeshi commandos stormed a Dhaka restaurant Saturday where suspected Islamist militants were holding dozens of people hostage, including foreigners, after a deadly firefight with police, officials said."The operation has began.

Obama releases civilian casualty figures on some drone strikes

The Obama administration has finally released figures on the number of civilians killed in non-combat areas including Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia.

MLB Trade Rumors: Brandon Phillips to Toronto Blue Jays?

Toronto heads into July right in the thick of the MLB playoff race in the American League, but the Blue Jays have needs heading into the trade deadline and with the right moves, another late run in October could be in the books.

Chipotle just can't shake the bad PR — This time its a drug bust

Chipotle Mexican Grill has been working hard to regain customer loyalty after the food safety scandal that rocked the company's foundations last year. Now, it looks like they are in hot water again, this time over a cocaine bust.

Delight as jazz giants return to small Swiss town of Montreux

As saxophone supremo Charles Lloyd pushes out a cascade of soaring notes, jazz aficionados in Montreux sway in rapture.

Interview: Chelsea Dash talks 'Quicksand' single and music video Special

Powerhouse vocalist Chelsea Dash chatted with Digital Journal about her new single "Quicksand," and her dream male duet partners.

Criss Angel headed to Hollywood Walk of Fame, premieres new show

The world premiere of Criss Angel's new production, "Mindfreak Live!" took place last night at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Troops loyal to GNA attacking Islamic State headquarters in Sirte

The forces of Al-Bonyan Al-Marsous (Solid Structure) or BAM, loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Unity (GNA) have now reached a decisive phase as they begin an attack on the Islamic State headquarters in Sirte.

U.S. Gulf Coast will be 'ground zero' for Zika virus this summer

If the Zika virus spreads into the United States this summer, People living in sub-standard housing in neglected neighborhoods could be facing the greatest danger, especially along the Gulf Coast of the country.

Gunmen storm cafe in Bangladesh capital Dhaka, take diners hostage

Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday night, taking dozens of people hostage and triggering a deadly firefight with police, witnesses and officials said.

A tattoo in your 80s? Yes, says Judi Dench

Things to do as you get older: Dame Judi Dench has got her first tattoo, just in time for her 81st birthday. The tattoo was a present from her daughter Finty Williams.

Too close to call as polls open in Australian elections

Australians were voting in national elections Saturday with conservative leader Malcolm Turnbull the slight favourite ahead of Labor's Bill Shorten, culminating a marathon race where economic management has become a key issue in the wake of the Brexit ...

Ibuprofen and a cancer drug stop Ebola

The anti-cancer drug toremifene and long-standing painkiller ibuprofen appear effective against the Ebola virus, according to a new study.

French MPs vote to criminalise denial of Armenian genocide

French members of parliament voted unanimously Friday to criminalise the denial of all crimes against humanity, including failure to admit that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces was a "genocide".

Putin calls for transponders on military flights over Baltics

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday backed a call for all military aircraft overflying the Baltic region to be barred from turning off the devices that allow them be detected.

Facebook Paper is closing down

Facebook has announced it is closing down its news-reading app Paper. The app failed to emulate the success of news aggregators like Flipboard and will be closed down next month two years after its launch. The app has already been pulled from iOS.

Israel slaps security, cash curbs on Palestinians after attacks

Israel on Friday announced a lockdown on the West Bank city of Hebron and cuts in monthly tax payments made to the Palestinian Authority, after a wave of deadly attacks.

U.S. reveals death tolls from drone and air strikes

The United States on Friday lifted the lid on one of the most controversial tactics of President Barack Obama's secretive counter-terror campaign, detailing for the first time the number killed in air strikes in countries like Pakistan and Libya.

Iceland at a standstill for Euros, but tourism thrives

With a large part of its population in France for the Euro 2016, Iceland has pretty much come to a standstill except for its tourism sector, which is booming.

Encryption on 'tens of millions' of phones could easily be broken

A security researcher has discovered that a major flaw in Android's full disk encryption technology could leave the data on tens of millions of devices at risk. A kernel vulnerability can be used to break through the encryption and access user files.

Tearful graveside reunions as Kabul mourns police cadets

Mohinddin, who loved football and was passionate about joining the Afghan police force, was to return home after his graduation as a cadet to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with his family.

Spotify accuses Apple of using App Store 'weapon' to block update

Apple recently rejected an update to Spotify's iOS app, refusing to approve the new version and preventing it getting to users. Spotify now alleges Apple made the move to stifle competition and hurt its business, increasing the growth of Apple Music.

Bangladesh 'hostage' situation as gunmen storm Dhaka restaurant

Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital on Friday night, apparently taking diners hostage and sparking a firefight with police in which at least two officers were killed, police and witnesses said.

Op-Ed: Vermont's GMO labeling law has nationwide implications

Starting Friday, most foods sold in Vermont must legally display on the label if the item contains any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While the law only covers products sold in Vermont, it does have nationwide implications.

Review: ‘Weiner’ is an intimate portrait of a man who defies privacy Special

‘Weiner’ is the unbelievable true story of former congressman Anthony Weiner who appears to be a great politician but flawed man.

Two new cases of alleged sex abuse by UN peacekeepers in C. Africa

The United Nations is investigating allegations that peacekeepers in the Central African Republic have sexually abused two minors, the latest in a wave of shocking cases to hit the UN mission.

Israel settlements, Palestinian incitement must stop: quartet

The Middle East diplomatic quartet urged Israel to stop building settlements and Palestinians to cease incitement to violence in a much-awaited report on Friday that drew a frosty response from both sides.

RSF Turkey rep confident ahead of 'terror' trial

The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders said Friday he was "confident" ahead of his trial for "terrorist propaganda" after he guest-edited a pro-Kurdish newspaper.

Tunis father on IS rescue bid dies in Istanbul airport attacks

Saida Bayoudh's only son joined the Islamic State group and her husband Fathi flew from Tunisia to Turkey to bring him home.Instead the father returned alone to be buried Friday, a victim of the Istanbul airport attack.