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APJ Abdul Kalam, India’s former president, dies

Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam has died at the age of 83. Mr Kalam served as India’s 11th president from 2002 to 2007 and was popularly known as “Missile Man” after pioneering the country’s military missile programme. He died on Monday after collapsing as he delivered a scientific lecture. India has declared seven days of national mourning. The former ...

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Beijing promises continued support to stabilise stocks

China’s central bank said it would continue to inject funds into the stock market, a move aimed at stabilising stocks after a major sell-off. Chinese equities were again in negative territory on Tuesday after falling 8.5% the previous day. The decline put an end to three weeks of relative calm for the market after a 30% drop in June which ...

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NATO supports Turkey on tackling ISIL and PKK threats

Ankara says alliance may have “duty” to become more involved, days after Ankara launched air strikes in Syria and Iraq. NATO has offered political support for Turkey’s campaign against fighters in Syria and Iraq at a rare meeting in Brussels, as Ankara said the alliance may have a “duty” to become more involved. The extraordinary meeting at the NATO headquarters on ...

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Obama warns AU leaders in Ethiopia speech

US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa could not advance if its leaders refused to step down when their terms ended. He also called for an end to the “cancer of corruption”, saying it took money away from development . Mr Obama made the comments in the first ever address by a US leader to the 54-member AU at ...

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Bobbi describes daughter as ‘an angel’

Singer Bobby Brown has paid tribute to his daughter Bobbi Kristina, describing her as “an angel”. Bobbi Kristina, 22, died on Sunday. She had been in a coma since being found face down and unresponsive in a bath at her home on 31 January. Initial tests have found no significant injuries and no obvious underlying cause of death, according to ...

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Kurdish peace ‘impossible’ – Turkey’s Erdogan

The Turkish president has said that Turkey cannot continue the peace process with the Kurds amid attacks by Kurdish militants on Turkish targets. It came as Nato discussed Turkish campaigns against the Islamic State (IS) group and Kurdish militants. Turkey has been hit by a series of attacks – including 32 killed by IS-linked militants in the Kurdish-majority town of ...

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Killer robots: Tech experts warn against AI arms race

More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons. In the latest outcry over “killer robots”, the letter warns that “a military AI [artificial intelligence] arms race is a bad idea”. Among the signatories are scientist Stephen Hawking, entrepreneur Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The letter will be ...

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National Fisheries Week begins in Sylhet

Celebration of National Fisheries Week-2015 began in the district today (Tuesday) as elsewhere in the country with the slogan “In Ocean, River, All Water, Fish Culture Creates Gold”. Marking the week, district administration and department of fisheries chalked out elaborate programmes that will be held till August 03. In the morning, a big colorful rally led by Additional Divisional Commissioner ...

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Two houses in Sylhet robbed same night

Muggers looted cash, gold stuff and other precious items worth Tk 15 lakh from two houses in Sylhet City on monday. Local people said a gang of masked criminals broke into the house of Motosir Ali, at Mohona C-19 Patantula area and looted all the valuable things in the house. The miscreants robbed 10 tolas of gold ornaments, cash Tk ...

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Another accused Ayaj Ali’s confesses to Rajon murder

Another accused in a case filed over the brutal killing of Rajon has made his confessional statement before a district court. Metropolitan Magistrate-1 Shahedul Karim recorded Ayaj Ali’s statement under section 164 of the code of criminal procedure (CrPC) on Tuesday evening. Additional Deputy Commissioner (media) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Rahmatullah confirmed the news. Ayaj was picked up from ...

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