DHAKA, July 2: Bangladesh's government has said 20 hostages were killed by suspected Islamists in a siege in cafe in the capital Dhaka.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 2: 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.

DHAKA, July 2: Heavily armed militants struck at the heart of Bangladesh's diplomatic zone on Friday night, taking dozens of hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners.

MOSCOW, July 1:  Russia's Emergencies Ministry says one of its firefighting planes with a crew of 10 is missing in Siberia.

LUCKNOW, India, July 1:  Torrential rains triggered heavy floods and landslides that poured down hills in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing at least nine people by Friday and destroying dozens of homes, officials said.

DUBAI, (United Arab Emirates), July 1: Police in Bahrain say a woman has been killed in an explosion south of the capital, Manama.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 1:  Police say a Hindu temple worker has been hacked to death in southwest Bangladesh in the latest attack blamed on radical Islamists.

LONDON, July 1: Former London mayor Boris Johnson, runaway bookmakers' favorite to become Britain's prime minister, abruptly pulled out of the race on Thursday in a shock announcement less than a week after leading the campaign to pull the country out of the EU.

WASHINGTON, June 30: The Islamic State terror group may carry out large-scale attacks in the US similar to the one in Istanbul, CIA Director John Brennan has warned.

LOS ANGELES, June 30: A man in the US has taken his love for smartphones to a whole new level - by marrying it in a Las Vegas ceremony, media reports said.