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Mustafiz in the ICC ODI Team of the year

Mustafizur Rahman has become the first ever player from Bangladesh to be featured in the ICC ODI Team of the Year. The ICC on Wednesday announced the Test and ODI Teams of the Year, with the qualification period running from September 18th last year till September 13th 2015. The panel included former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop, ex England ...

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Rubel returns with bigger, tougher looks!

When you think about a martial arts hero of Hollywood, you think of Bruce Lee. Likewise, when you think of a martial arts hero of Dhallywood—the name of Rubel pops up. We have all seen him in fantastic action with the baddies in the Bangladeshi films. Masum Parvez Rubel is not only a martial artist but also an actor, a ...

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Cricketer Shahadat freed on bail

Cricketer Shahadat Hossain on Tuesday was freed on bail in a child torturing case. A Dhaka court granted the bail for the suspended national team pacer, days after his wife Jesmin Jahan alias Nitya was freed on bail. Deputy attorney general Sheikh AKM Moniruzzaman told Prothom Alo that a bench, comprising Justice M Enyetur Rahim and Justice Md Amir Hossain, ...

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China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing

Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital’s first ever pollution “red alert” came into effect. The alert, the highest possible warning level, was issued late Monday and will last until midday on Thursday. Limits have been placed on car use and some factories have been ordered to stop operations. It comes as China, the ...

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US P-8 spy plane deployed to Singapore

The United States has deployed a P-8 Poseidon spy plane to Singapore for the first time. It is the latest in a series of US military actions seen as a response to China’s increasingly assertive claims over territory in the South China Sea. The US says it will also base a military reconnaissance plane at Singapore’s Paya Lebar air base. ...

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Anglo American to cut workforce by 85,000 in restructuring

Shares in mining firm Anglo American have fallen by more than 10% as the company said it would sell huge chunks of its business and shrink its workforce by nearly two-thirds. The changes will see the workforce drop by 85,000, from 135,000 to 50,000. The group has been forced to restructure after the collapse of commodity prices slashed profits. Anglo ...

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Spain says it has rights to Colombian treasure ship

The Spanish government says it has rights to a sunken Spanish galleon discovered in Colombian waters. The foreign minister says he is asking for more information about the galleon, the San Jose, found after decades of searching. The galleon, which was sunk in 1708, belonged to Philip V of Spain. Its discovery was announced on Saturday. The ship was attacked ...

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Migrant crisis: Children drown in Turkey dinghy tragedy

Six children, including a baby, died when a dinghy carrying Afghan migrants capsized off Turkey, reports say. The Turkish coastguard rescued eight others from the Aegean Sea near the western city of Izmir. The latest tragedy came a day after the body of a young girl was found washed up on a nearby beach. More than 3,500 people have died ...

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Syrian opposition seeks unified front at Riyadh conference

Syria’s disparate political and armed opposition factions are coming together in Saudi Arabia for a conference aimed at pursuing peace talks. Representatives will attempt to agree a common position from which to negotiate with the government of Bashar al-Assad. It is the first time most of the main rebel groups have been involved in peace moves since the conflict began. ...

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Adele continues to dominate Billboard 200

Adele’s album “25” has broken another record, selling 1.16 million units in the United States in its second week after a massive debut. The Grammy winner’s comeback album 25 easily stayed put in the number one spot on the Billboard 200 countdown, Contactmusic reported. 25 rocketed to the top of the Billboard 200 last weekend (29Nov15) with a record-setting 3.38 ...

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