New Taliban leader tells US to end Afghan 'occupation' in first message
New Taliban leader Maulawi Haibatullah Akhundzada on Saturday called on the US to end its "occupation" of Afghanistan in his first message since been appointed the militant group's supreme leader in May. "Admit the realities instead of useless use of force and muscle show and put an end to the occupation," Akhundzada said in a speech on the eve of Eid-al-Fitr, the Muslim festival marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. "Our message to the American invaders and her allies is this: the Afghan Muslim people neither fear from your force nor your stratagem.
Police kill 6 militants, rescue 13 hostages in Dhaka attack
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) ? Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage Saturday morning, killing at least six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners at the end of the 10-hour standoff. Seven Japanese are unaccounted for.
5 killed, 20 injured in cafe shooting in SerbiaBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) ? A gunman killed five people and injured at least 20 others early Saturday when he opened fire with an automatic weapon in a cafe in northern Serbia, police said. The suspect was arrested.
AP Source: Kevin Durant meets with WarriorsOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? The Golden State Warriors want to lure Kevin Durant and put even more offense on the floor.
In Ali's hometown Louisville, heirs to a boxing legacy
Sunshine streams in from a skylight overhead to illuminate the action at the center of TKO club, where the heirs to Muhammad Ali's storied legacy are determined to do him proud. Louisville is the hometown and final resting place of the legendary fighter, who was buried here on June 10 in a send-off befitting the three-time heavyweight champion. At TKO, teens train in the hopes they might be the next Cassius Clay.
Bangladesh commandos rescue 13 hostages, kill six gunmen as siege ends
By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic gunmen attacked an upscale cafe in the Bangladeshi capital popular with foreigners before police stormed the building on Saturday and rescued at least 13 hostages, officials said. Six gunmen were killed during the police operation and one was captured alive, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in a TV broadcast. "The operation is over and the situation is under control," army spokesman Colonel Rashidul Hasan told Reuters.
Bangladesh PM says 13 hostages rescued from Dhaka cafe, some killedBangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Saturday that 13 hostages were rescued from a besieged cafe in Dhaka on Saturday, but some had been killed. In a television broadcast, Hasina said six gunman had also been killed and one had been captured alive in a dawn raid on the cafe by Bangladeshi commandos.
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