Bangalore, January 13: After Bangladesh witnessed violence on a huge scale ahead of the country's national elections, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina took the oath on Sunday as the PM for the second time in a row. Hasina took the oath of office a week after her Awami League party won an election marred by street fighting, low turnout and an opposition boycott that made the results a foregone conclusion.
Meanwhile, The head of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group says its international supporters agree that Bashar Assad has no future as the country's leader.
The statement made on Sunday from Ahmad al-Jarba comes as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and top envoys from 10 other countries raised the pressure for peace talks that would bring his Syrian National Coalition face-to-face with the government the rebels are trying to overthrow.
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Leaders of Turkey, Qatar, UAE, Italy, Syria and other countries met in Paris for the joint press conference at the foreign ministry in Paris.
Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid administers the oath to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her swearing in ceremony in Dhaka .
Austria's Marcel Hirscher celebrates at the finish area after winning an alpine ski World Cup men's slalom, looks up from on the podium in Adelboden, Switzerland .
Mickey Mouse greets kimono-clad participants, who will be 20-years-old this year, during a coming-of-age ceremony at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, near Tokyo.