Fire controls that broke out at Bangladesh central bank
DHAKA A fire that broke out in Bangladesh's central bank on Thursday night on floors 13 and 14 of the 32-story building has been brought under control.
MANILA Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday told the United States and the European Union that if they were unhappy with his drugs war and wished to withdraw their assistance to his country, they should "go ahead".
"I do not expect the human rights (groups), I do not expect (U.S. President Barack) Obama, I do not expect the EU to understand me," he said in a televised speech at an awards ceremony for police in southern Mindanao province.
"Do not understand me and if you think it is high time for you guys to withdraw your assistance, go ahead we will not beg for it," he said.
(Reporting by Martin Petty; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
BEIRUT Jihadists and other rebel groups made advances against the Syrian army north of Hama on Thursday, a monitor said, part of their biggest offensive for months, underscoring bleak prospects for peace talks that resume later in the day.
ANTWERP, Belgium A man drove a car at speed into a pedestrianised street in Antwerp on Thursday, forcing people to jump out of its path, a day after an assailant rammed a vehicle into crowds in central London, police said.