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(From top left): Rahman Mizanur; Zzaman Daulat; Mamun Leakot Ali; Sohel Hawlader Ismail Hawlader; Md Jabath Kysar Haje Norul lslam Sowdagarr; Sohag Ibrahim; Islam Shariful; and Miah Rubel. (Photos: MHA)

8 Bangladeshis detained under Internal Security Act

The eight were members of a clandestine group called Islamic State in Bangladesh, and were planning attacks in Bangladesh, says the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

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Asia Pacific

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces' TC-90 training aircraft. (Photo: REUTERS/JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENSE FORCE)

Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

It will be Japan's first lease of its Self-Defence Forces' aircraft to another country after it recently lifted a self-imposed ban on weapons exports.

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Singapore

(From top left): Rahman Mizanur; Zzaman Daulat; Mamun Leakot Ali; Sohel Hawlader Ismail Hawlader; Md Jabath Kysar Haje Norul lslam Sowdagarr; Sohag Ibrahim; Islam Shariful; and Miah Rubel. (Photos: MHA)

8 Bangladeshis detained under Internal Security Act

The eight were members of a clandestine group called Islamic State in Bangladesh, and were planning attacks in Bangladesh, says the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

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World

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Obama says Chinese-led trade deal shows need for TPP - Washington Post

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that a Chinese-led regional trade deal demonstrated the urgent need for Congress to approve the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

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Business

The Reserve Bank of Australia held interest rates at a record low 2.0 per cent on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP/William West)

Australia’s central bank cuts interest rate to 1.75%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut its cash rate by 25 basis points to a record low of 1.75 per cent at the end of its monthly policy meeting on Tuesday.

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Sport

Chelsea's Oscar (2nd R) runs with the ball under pressure from Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason (R) and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane (2nd L) during the English Premier League football match at Stamford Bridge in London. (BEN STANSALL/AFP)

Football: Leicester win English Premier League title

Leicester City were crowned champions of England for the first time in the club's 132-year history after nearest challengers Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a 2-2 draw away to Chelsea on Monday.

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Entertainment

The table setting and menu featuring roasted beets, roasted salmon and beef tenderloin prepared by chef Suzanne Goin is pictured during a press preview at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

L.A. chef Goin, Chicago restaurant Alinea win top US food awards

California chef Suzanne Goin, known for her use of seasonal local ingredients in European-inspired dishes, was named best U.S. chef by the James Beard Foundation on Monday.

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Technology

Officers from the Australian Government Tax Department, along with Australian Federal Police, walk down the driveway after searching the rented home of probable creator of cryptocurrency bitcoin Craig Wright in Sydney's north shore, Australia, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File photo

Australian confirms his identity as bitcoin creator - BBC

Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright told the BBC on Monday he was the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin, ending years of speculation about a person who until now has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Health

Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop at Bonneuil-Sur-Marne near Paris, France, June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

EPA takes offline report that says glyphosate not likely carcinogenic

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday pulled a report offline that concluded glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, saying the document was inadvertently published and the agency had not finished its review of the chemical, which is the key ingredient in Monsanto's herbicides.

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Lifestyle

"We hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as we do," says a tweet on the Kensington Palace's Twitter account where the latest photos of Princess Charlotte were released on Sunday. (Photo: Kensington Palace)

New photos of Britain's Princess Charlotte released ahead of first birthday

Ahead of Princess Charlotte's first birthday on May 2, the Kensington Palace has released four pictures of the youngest member of the British royal family.