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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

136 die in Pakistan heatwave

Islamabad: At least 136 people have died in a heatwave in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi and other districts of the Sindh province since Saturday, media reported on Monday.

Saturday was the hottest day this year in Karachi, where the mercury had shot up to 45 degree Celsius, Dawn online reported.

The maximum temperature of 48 degree Celsius was recorded in three districts of Sindh - Jacobabad, Larkana and Sukkur - on Saturday, which slid down to 41 on Sunday.

Bangladesh beat India by 6 wickets, clinch three-match series 2-0

Mirpur (Bangladesh): Bangladesh produced a clinical performance with the ball and then backed it up with the bat to claim a remarkable six-wicket victory against India in the second One-Day International (ODI) and thus clinch the three-match series 2-0 here on Sunday.

The hosts created history as they, for the first time, clinched a bilateral ODI series against their neighbours.

Chasing a meek total of 200 in a rain-hit 47-overs-a-side match posted by the visitors, Bangladesh scored 200/4 in 38 overs.

Need to streamline Zakat & Sadaqah administration in the world

By Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood,

Circulation of wealth: Zakat & Sadaqah

Al Jazeera urges Germany to release its journalist

Doha: Al Jazeera has urged Germany to immediately release its journalist Ahmed Mansour, detained at a Berlin airport on the request of the Egyptian authorities.

Mansour, the senior Al Jazeera Arabic TV journalist, was detained at Berlin's Tegel airport on Saturday while trying to board a Qatar Airways flight from Berlin to Doha.

In a phone call, Mansour told Al Jazeera that he would remain in custody until Monday when he would face a German judge who would decide on his case.

47 Islamic nations join International Yoga Day

By Chaitanya Mallapur

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS/IndiaSpend) There are 47 Islamic nations among the 177 countries of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that officially co-sponsored with India a resolution to establish June 21 as "International Day of Yoga".