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Pat Hickey set to be released from Rio prison today

Pat Hickey set to be released from Rio prison today

Hickey must remain in Brazil and hand over his passport. FORMER Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey is to be placed on house arrest in Rio today, and the OCI are paying for the apartment. "I've always wanted to be someone that people would say, 'you are the only one, '" Koike said. Judge de Almeida also noted that none of the three crimes Mr Hickey is charged with carry a sentence longer than four years, and is "unlikely to keep him in prison where he is".



Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

Al-Adnani was one of the jihadist group's longest-serving officials. Al Adnani, whose birth name is Taha Sobhi Falaha, was reportedly wounded during an airstrike in the Iraqi town of Barwanah in January before he moved to Mosul, Islamic State's de facto capital in Iraq.



Sushma calls on Myanmar President

Modi said "we are deeply honored" that Myanmar's president chose India for his "first bilateral state visit abroad" since being appointed in March after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won a landslide general election following decades of military rule.


Turkey-backed Syria rebels take 10 more villages

Turkey-backed Syria rebels take 10 more villages

Last week, Turkey sent tanks across the Syrian border to fight the Islamic State group and to halt the advance of Syrian Kurdish groups affiliated with the PKK. SDF-aligned militia said they were reinforcing Manbij but insisted none of the troops in the region or the extra fighters heading to the city were from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia.



Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

After talks on Syria with Russian and United Nations officials, Kerry planned to depart Geneva later Sunday for meetings with Bangladeshi officials, opposition and civic leaders who are coping with a series of extremist attacks. Rabbi's family has fled, police said. A series of attacks on free thinkers, bloggers, atheists and foreigners - around 45 people were killed in such strikes in over two years - had triggered global concern on Bangladesh's internal security, causing embarrassment to ...


Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism

Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism

His Dhaka visit will be followed by a visit to India, where the joint cooperation between US-India-Bangladesh in fighting terrorism will get priority during discussions. accords to security problems in Bangladesh, and Washington's strong desire to help the government there address them". Karim said Kerry expressed the USA interest to work "more closely" with Bangladeshi intelligence agencies.