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100 Britons jailed in France for smuggling migrants

London: At least 100 Britons have been jailed in France in the last year for trying to smuggle migrants through the port town of Calais to Britain, media reported on Tuesday.

According to prosecutors, most of them had hidden the migrants in their own cars, BBC reported.

The deputy prosecutor for the Calais region's main court, Julie Colaert said, "In the last two years we have seen more and more English smugglers."

"Trafficking gangs are employing them to take people across in their own cars."

Taliban attack on Afghan parliament leaves 5 dead

Kabul: At least five people were killed and 31 others, including five women, injured in an attack by a Taliban suicide team on the Afghan parliament here on Monday as a second district in the northern province of Kunduz fell to the Islamist group, media reported.

The militant assault ended after all seven attackers were killed by security forces.

Arrest warrants for 33 Bangladesh opposition members

Dhaka: A Bangladesh court on Monday issued arrest warrants for 33 opposition members in connection with a January bomb attack during an anti-government demonstration here.

Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah of Dhaka's Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court passed the order after taking the charges into cognizance, Xinhua news agency reported.

The court issued the arrest warrant against Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member, and 32 others in the case.

Iran, Syria, Iraq to coordinate efforts against terror

Tehran: Iran, Iraq and Syria will meet in the Iraqi capital Baghdad soon to discuss how they can effectively fight terror, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Monday.

The upcoming tripartite meeting is expected to coordinate their efforts in fighting violence, extremism and terrorism in the region, Fazli said at a joint press conference with visiting Syrian Interior Minister Muhammad Ibrahim al-Sha'ar, official IRNA news agency reported.

Taliban capture second district in Afghan province

Kabul: A second district in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz on Monday fell to the Taliban militants amid their recent advances in the area.

The militants made the new gain on Monday after they engaged in heavy clashes with local security forces, Khaama press reported.

The militants attacked the district of Dasht-i-Arche from four sides and took full control of it following intense fighting, Nasiruddin Saidi, governor of the provincial council, said adding that around 150,000 residents of the district cannot leave it now.

OPEC daily basket price closes lower

Vienna: The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $59.96 a barrel on Friday compared to $60.55 on Thursday, the organisation's secretariat said.

The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of Murban (UAE), Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia) and Merey (Venezuela). A barrel equals 159 litres.

21 trafficked Rohingyas' bodies buried in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities on Monday buried 21 bodies of human trafficking victims believed to be Rohingya refugees found last month.

The bodies -- 19 men, two women -- were buried in the Kampung Tualang cemetery in Kedah state's Pokok Sena town, Bernama news agency reported.

The bodies were buried after their autopsy was completed.

An official on Sunday said the remaining 85 bodies will also be buried in the same cemetery in stages, after their autopsies are completed.

Bangladesh to set up 40 new outposts on India border

Agartala: Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) have agreed to construct at least 40 new border outposts (BOPs) facing Tripura and Mizoram along the India-Bangladesh border to check militant activities and trafficking, a BSF official said here on Monday.

"BGB officials informed us on the proposed construction of least 40 new BOPs along the India-Bangladesh frontier facing Tripura and Mizoram," Border Security Force's (BSF) Tripura Frontier Inspector General Bhola Nath Sharma told IANS.

Seven killed as Taliban attacks Afghan parliament

Kabul: All seven Taliban militants who staged a spectacular attack on the Afghan parliament here on Monday were killed in a gun battle with security forces that also left 21 people wounded.

Kabul Police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi told the media that all the seven attackers had been killed, including one who first exploded his explosive-laden car, enabling the others to enter the parliament compound.

"One of the attackers was killed in the blast and the remaining were killed by security forces," Rahimi said.

India series win our biggest achievement: Mashrafe

Mirpur: Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza believes Bangladesh's first-ever series win against India is one of the "biggest achievements" in the nation's cricketing history.

The hosts took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series here on Sunday with a thumping six-wicket win after Thursday’s 79-run victory at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, reports