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Too much carbon dioxide may cloud our thinking

More than five million people will die from a frightening cause: breathing. Do you sometimes find yourself losing focus on the job? Is your thinking a little fuzzy? It could be something in the air – and you and your co-workers may be the source. We all know that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is bad. It’s a greenhouse ...

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Four Bangladeshi cricketers included in Asia Cup Best XI

Four Bangladeshi cricketers –Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad and Al Amin Hossain – have been included in the best eleven of the just concluded Asia Cup T20I tournament, announced by ESPNcricinfo. Indian captain MS Dhoni named as the captain of the best eleven of Asia Cup. Three more Indian cricketers–Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, two Pakistani players ...

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Bongo launches cricket website & android app

Bongo, an online content-on-demand platform launched a website and an android mobile application which will allow viewers to watch ICC WorldTwenty20 live. It has exclusive contracts with the ICC. The website is www.bongocricket.com and the mobile application is called Bongo Loaded. The mobile application will be available on Google play store and will also be available on the iOS platform ...

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Shakib’s another downfall

Shakib Al Hasan is unarguably the best cricketer that Bangladesh has ever produced. Over the years, he has been instrumental to Bangladesh’s many success in international cricketer. Even just a year ago, he was the undisputed number one all-rounder in all three formats of the game. But things are not going good for him for quite a while now. After ...

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India beats Bangladesh by 8 wickets to win Asia Cup final

Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a career-best 60 as India won the Asia Cup for the sixth time after beating Bangladesh by eight wickets on Sunday. The home side was put into bat and posted 120-5 in a rain-hit game that was reduced from 20 to 15 overs after a two-hour delay. World T20 host India won with seven balls to ...

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Sharapova says she failed drug test; penalty unknown

Maria Sharapova’s tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it’s all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium. The five-time major champion says she failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January for the little-known drug, which became a banned substance ...

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Tigers worried at Dharmashala!

Bangladesh National Cricket team will play all the matches of the qualifying rounds of T20 World Cup Cricket at the Dharmashala Cricket Stadium in Himachal region of India which is almost 4000 feet high from the sea level. The tigers will face Netherlands in the first qualifying match on Wednesday. But they are worried about the height of the play ...

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Al-Shabab denies US strike in Somalia killed 150 fighters

Militant Islamist group al-Shabab has dismissed as exaggerated US claims that more than 150 of its fighters were killed in an air strike in Somalia. The militants do not meet in such large numbers in “one spot” because of the threat of an attack, a spokesman said. He did not give details of casualties. A resident said that al-Shabab had ...

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MH370 search: Investigators remain ‘hopeful’ on anniversary

Malaysia and Australia say they remain “hopeful” that flight MH370 will eventually be found, two years on from its disappearance. The aircraft disappeared between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing on 8 March 2014 with 239 people on board. Australian-led search teams are combing a 120,000 sq km (46,330 sq mile) area of the southern Indian Ocean. Only one confirmed piece of ...

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Migrant crisis: UN legal concerns over EU-Turkey plan

The UN has expressed concern over a radical EU-Turkey plan to ease the migrant crisis, saying it could contravene international law. Under the plan, all migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey would be returned and for each Syrian sent back, a Syrian in Turkey would be resettled in the EU. The UN’s refugee agency said any collective expulsion of foreigners ...

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