1. Express trains collide, killing at least 15
Two speeding trains collided in eastern Bangladesh, killing at least 15 people and injuring scores.
Local police chief Shayamal Kanti Das said the collision took place early Tuesday when Udayan Express and Turna Nishita trains approached on the same track from opposite directions in Brahmanbaria district.
Das said authorities were trying to ascertain how many were injured.
Local government administrator Hayat Ud Dowlah Khan said at least 40 injured were being treated in hospitals, but the United News of Bangladesh agency said the number of the injured would be more than 100.
2. Airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander
A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria.
In eastern Gaza, the Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a furious barrage of rocket attacks reaching as far as the Tel Aviv heartland as Islamic Jihad vowed further revenge.
Meanwhile, Syrian officials said an Israeli airstrike in the capital, Damascus, targeted another Islamic Jihad commander, Akram al-Ajouri, who was not harmed.
Syria’s state-run news agency said Israeli warplanes fired three missiles at al-Ajouri’s home, killing his son and granddaughter.
3. Police, Protesters face off in renewed clashes
Police and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district.
The demonstrators chanted “Five demands, not one less” holding up one hand with five outstretched fingers.
Traffic was blocked on two major roads by the crowds, with half a dozen of Hong Kong’s famous trams lined up unable to move.