Grameen&’s proposed split: Bangladesh Opposition joins protests
DHAKA, 22 JUNE: Bangladesh&’s main Opposition party Bangladesh Nationalist Party has joined growing protests at home and abroad against a proposed split of Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank, two years after its iconic founder Muhammad Yunus was forced to quit. pti
Obama nominates new FBI director
WASHINGTON, 22 JUNE: James Comey, a former Bush administration official who once opposed illegal wiretapping, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama as the new head of the FBI amid a national debate over the government’s secret surveillance programme. If confirmed by the Senate, the 52-year-old former hedge fund executive would succeed Robert Mueller and serve a 10-year term. pti
Mursi for dialogue as tension mounts
CAIRO, 22 JUNE: Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has repeated a call for dialogue with the Opposition in an attempt to mitigate deep political divisions ahead of planned rallies later this month calling for his resignation. The airports will raise their alert level ahead of 30 June when Opposition-backed protesters plan to demonstrate against Mr Mursi. afp
Russian police thrash activist, politician
Moscow, 22 June: Russian riot police beat up the head of a prominent rights group and the leader of a liberal Opposition party as they evicted the rights organisation from its Moscow offices today, both men said. afp
Facebook admits bug glitch
SAn Francisco, 22 June: Phone numbers and e-mail addresses belonging to some six million
Facebook users have been improperly shared due to a software bug, the social network has said. pti