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BAF helicopter makes emergency landing in Chittagong

A helicopter of the Bangladesh Air Force was forced to make an emergency landing at a paddy field at Mirsarai upazila in Chittagong on Tuesday afternoon after its tool box caught fire. The helicopter, an Mi-17, made the emergency landing at a paddy field in Mithachhara area of the upazila around 3:50pm after its toolbox caught fire, our correspondent reports ...

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Inu demands Zia’s posthumous trial for Taher murder

Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu on Tuesday demanded posthumous trial and punishment of former President Ziaur Rahman for killing freedom fighter Col Abu Taher. “General Zia killed freedom fighter Taher on this day in 1976 as part of his deep-rooted conspiracy to perpetuate his power,” he said.Inu, also Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president, urged all to be vocal to press ...

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Interpol issues red alert on Kamrul

The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has issued a red alert notice on Bangladesh expatriate Kamrul Islam, one of the main accused in killing 13-year-old Rajon in Sylhet. ‘Bangladesh requested the Interpol for issuing red alert on Kamrul Islam, who is now under custody of Saudi Arabian police, to bring back,’ Assistant Inspector General (AIG) NCB (Interpol) Mahbubur Rahman said ...

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Charge framed against Salahuddin

A Shillong court in the Indian state of Meghalaya today framed charges against BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed for trespass. The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate KML Nongbri also fixed July 30 for starting the trial of the case filed under the foreigners act. Earlier on June 3, Shillong police pressed charges against the BNP leader 23 days after the case ...

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Home Minister meets Rajan’s family

Home Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Wednesday visited the family members of 13-year-old boy, Samiul Alam Rajon, who was killed in a gruesome manner in Kumargaon of Sylhet on July 8. The minister today went to the village in Badeyali of Kandigaw union under Sylhet Sadar Upazila around 3:00pm. Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that the Rajan’s killer Kamrul will ...

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Chad’s Hissene Habre forced to appear in court

Chad’s former President Hissene Habre has been forcibly brought to court for the second day of his trial for crimes against humanity. The trial has been suspended until 7 September after Mr Habre and his lawyers refused to speak to the judge. The court in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, has now appointed new lawyers to represent him. Mr Habre denies responsibility ...

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Egypt: ‘Dozens detained secretly’ by security forces

Dozens of people in Egypt have apparently disappeared after being detained secretly by security forces, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. The US-based group said in some cases state officials either denied holding individuals or refused to reveal their fates. It called on the authorities to immediately disclose their whereabouts and hold those responsible to account. Enforced disappearances constitute a ...

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China curator replaced stolen masters with forgeries

A man in China has admitted stealing more than 140 paintings by Chinese masters from a university and replacing them with his own forgeries. Xiao Yuan, 57, a curator at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in southern China, sold 125 of the exhibits for more than 34m yuan (£4m, $6m). In his defence, he told Guangzhou People’s Intermediate Court there ...

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Lufthansa plane in near miss with drone on Warsaw approach

A Lufthansa plane nearly collided with a drone as it was approaching Warsaw’s international airport in Poland, officials say. The incident happened on Monday afternoon with the drone coming within 300ft (100m) of the plane from Munich, Germany, an airport spokesman said. The crew of the Lufthansa Embraer ERJ-195 reported the near collision with the drone at 2,500ft (760m). Police ...

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Suruc massacre: Turkey suicide bombing suspect identified

A suspect has been identified in the suicide bomb attack that killed 32 young activists in Turkey, the country’s prime minister has said. Ahmet Davutoglu, who is due to visit the scene of the blast in Suruc near the Syrian border, said the suspect’s international and domestic links were being investigated. He said there was a “high probability” the Islamic ...

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