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North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea

18 March, 2016 North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the sea, South Korean and US officials say. They say the missile, launched off the east coast, flew about 800km (500 miles) and fell into the water. North Korea has not commented on the report. A US defence spokesperson later said a second missile was launched. US President Barack ...

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US to implement sanctions on N. Korea

US president Barack Obama signed an order Wednesday implementing UN-backed sanctions on North Korea, amid a series of reprisals from Pyongyang. The White House said Obama had signed an executive order targeting the volatile hermit state’s energy, financial and shipping assets. The measures were agreed to at the United Nations in response to a January 6 nuclear test and February ...

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South Africa rejects FIFA claim of World cup bribe

18 March, 2016 South Africa rejects FIFA’s claim that a $10-million bribe was paid by the country to win the right to host the World Cup in 2010, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Thursday. “South Africa did not pay any bribe nor did it illegally obtain the right to host the World Cup,” he told a news conference in ...

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Pakistan favourites to beat India in Kolkata: Gavaskar

18 March, 2016 Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday picked Pakistan as the favourites against India in the marquee match of the ICC World T20 to be played at the Eden Gardens on Saturday, saying they have the tempo and familiarity with the conditions. India, who came into the tournament as clear favorites, were thrashed by New Zealand in their opening game, ...

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BB $100 Million Heist Deguito, 4 others summoned by DOJ

Bangla Mirror Desk : 18 March, 2016 The Philippines’ Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday summoned the branch manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, to answer the criminal complaint filed against her and several others by the country’s Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) in connection with the $81 million stolen by hackers from Bangladesh Bank. Aside from Maia Santos-Deguito, who ...

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Philrem to return P10M to Bangladesh

Bangla Mirror Desk : 18 March, 2016 The foreign exchange remittance company that converted into pesos the $81 million stolen from the Bangladesh central bank Thursday apologized to the ambassador of the impoverished South Asian nation and offered to return all proceeds it made from the transaction. Speaking before the Senate blue ribbon committee, Philrem Services Inc. president Salud Bautista ...

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BB officials involved in US101m fund heist, says Muhith

 Bangla Mirror Desk : 18 March, 2016 A number of the Bangladesh Bank officials are involved in the US101 million heist of the central bank fund deposited with New York Federal Reserve, said finance minister AMA Muhith. “The incident  cannot be possible without help of the locals. There are handprints and biometrics of fix persons at the federal reserve,” the ...

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Pakistan to host 18th Saarc summit on Nov 8-10

 Bangla Mirror Desk : 17 March, 2016 The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit will be held in Pakistan on November 8-10, reports UNB. The Saarc Foreign Ministers’ meeting held in Pokhara, the second largest city of Himalayan country Nepal, on Thursday finalised the date. Pakistan was chosen as the host country beforehand. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood ...

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Jailed: Rapist who stalked vulnerable woman through Whitechapel before sex attack

A waiter has been jailed after he admitted stalking a vulnerable woman through the streets of Whitechapel before raping her. Shohid Miah, 34, on Kings Arms Court, followed a “visibly intoxicated” woman for some time on April 20 last year before approaching her at about 10.30pm. He led her into a secluded area on Old Montague Street and after being ...

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