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EU citizens should collect proof of living in UK, says Helena Kennedy

  Bangla Mirror Desk EU nationals living in Britain should make a file of documents that prove they have lived in the country since before the June referendum, according to the chair of a House of Lords committee. Helena Kennedy QC suggested collecting together bills, rental or home ownership documents, employment paperwork, or evidence of appointments for those who do not have jobs. ...

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70 Parliamentarians Call on Foreign Secretary to Pressure Myanmar Government to Protect Rohingya Muslims

Bangla Mirror Desk A cross-party party group of 70 Parliamentarians is urging the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson to intensify the Government’s pressure on the Myanmar Government and allow full humanitarian access to the Rohingya Muslims in the North Rakhine State of Myanmar. According to reports by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the United Nations, there has been a recent ...

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Mayor of London urges people to Stay Well This Winter

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan had his flu vaccination last month and urges others eligible for a free flu jab to protect themselves against the potentially life threatening illness. Launched by Public Health England and NHS England, the Stay Well This Winter campaign encourages people most at risk from cold weather, including those with long-term health conditions and the ...

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10 printing presses gutted in Sylhet

Fire gutted ten printing presses that broke out at Muktijoddha lane in Zindabazar area of the Sylhet City on Tuesday. The fire originated from an electrical short circuit around 8 am. It soon engulfed the adjoining nine shops. On information, a firefighting unit rushed in and doused the flame after one and half an hours of efforts. The losses caused ...

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Microbus-bus collision leaves 3 dead in Sylhet

A head-on collision between two vehicles on a highway in Sylhet has left 3 people dead and  8 people injured. Police said the road crash occurred on Wednesday morning on the Satmail in Dhaka-Sylhet Highway at South Surma Upazila. OC Ataur Rahman, South Surma Police Station said, Those killed have been identified as Mahin Ahmed (30), Jesmin Begum (35) and ...

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96 Rohingyas pushed back by BGB in Cox’s Bazar

Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) has sent back at least 96 Rohingyas while they were trying to enter Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. BGB officials have told bdnews24.com these Rohingyas tried to sneak in through three points of the Naf River in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf Upazila early on Tuesday. In the twelve hours from 7am on Monday, at ...

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China offers Philippines weapons for drug war

China is ready to give the Philippines weapons to help President Rodrigo Duterte wage his controversial war on drugs which has claimed over 5,00 lives, the Chinese ambassador to Manila said. Beijing has previously said it supports Duterte’s bloody crime war, which has been slammed by the United Nations and human rights watchdogs over alleged extrajudicial killings. Beijing and Manila ...

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China warns Trump against ignoring its Taiwan interests

China expressed “serious concern” on Monday after US President-elect Donald Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-held stance that Taiwan is part of “one China”, calling it the basis for relations. Trump’s comments on “Fox News Sunday”, questioning nearly four decades of US policy, came after he prompted a diplomatic protest from China over his decision ...

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Death toll in Syria war rises to 312,000: monitor

Syria’s war has killed just more than 312,000 people since it began in March 2011, over 90,000 of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Tuesday. The Britain-based group said it had recorded the deaths of 312,001 people since the war began with anti-government protests, including nearly 16,000 children. The toll includes more than 53,000 rebels and ...

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