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Tips for the perfect V-Day date

Sumesh Menon, co-founder and CEO of dating app Woo, has shared some ideas to make your date special: * Recall good old memories: Recreate the fuzzy old memories of your relationship – whether it was the first movie you saw together, the restaurant where you discovered your spark for the first time, or the first vacation you took, take a ...

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Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town of Bad Aibling

At least nine people were killed and scores more injured, police say, after two passenger trains collided in the German state of Bavaria. The head-on crash happened near Bad Aibling, a spa town about 60km (37 miles) south-east of Munich. The trains’ operator said both trains had partially derailed and were wedged into each other. Emergency teams, some winched in ...

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Hong Kong clashes as police clear food stalls

Over 90 people have been injured, and 54 arrested, following clashes in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district, police say. Violence erupted overnight as police cleared illegal food stalls set up on a busy junction for Lunar New Year celebrations. Angry protesters threw bricks and bottles at police, while police used batons and pepper spray and fired two warning shots into ...

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Kashmir avalanche: Indian soldier ‘miraculously rescued’

An Indian soldier who was buried after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier in Indian-administered Kashmir six days ago has been found alive. Lance Naik (Corporal) Hanamanthappa Koppad was buried under 8m of snow at a height of nearly 6,000m on the Siachen glacier along with nine other soldiers who all died. The critically ill soldier has been airlifted to ...

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North Korean satellite is in orbit, says South

A satellite sent into space by North Korea is in orbit but it is not yet clear whether it is working, South Korea’s defence ministry has said. The North has said the Kwangmyongsong-4 is a communications satellite and that Sunday’s launch was a complete success. But the move was internationally condemned as North Korea is banned under UN sanctions from ...

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Taiwan earthquake: Developer questioned over building collapse

Police in Taiwan are questioning the developer of a building which collapsed in Saturday’s earthquake. At least 39 people inside the Weiguan Jinlong (Golden Dragon) apartment complex in Tainan were killed when it collapsed. Two others died elsewhere. About 320 people have been rescued but more than 100 people may still be trapped under the debris. It was one of ...

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Banks lead slump on Tokyo’s stock market

Tokyo shares fell sharply in Tuesday trading, following tumbling markets across Europe and the US. The Nikkei 225 closed down 5.4% or 918.86 points at 16,085.44. It was its worst one-day fall since mid-2013. Earlier, US and European shares were pulled down by big falls among banking and technology stocks. Deutsche Bank led the fallers, dropping 9.5%. The Dow Jones ...

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Swimmer Mahfuza earns Bangladesh third gold

Bangladesh swimmer Mahfuza Khatun Shila continued her superb run of form in the 12th South Asian Games as she clinched her second gold medal in the event’s fourth day yesterday. Following her first gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke category last Sunday, Mahfuza offered another inspiring performance by sealing first spot in the 50m breaststroke category. She took 34.88s to ...

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Disadvantaged children coached by young Tigers

A grup of disadvantaged boys and girls from Dhaka on Monday took part in a special cricket coaching session with Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team who are playing in the ongoing ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. The event was held at Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Academy Ground in Mirpur as part of the ICC Cricket for Good partnership between the International ...

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Mustafiz gets a prestigious IPL deal

As it was speculated, Bangladesh’s bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman got a prestigious IPL deal even before he completed a year in the international cricket circuit. He was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 auction for $208,000 (INR 1.40 crore or BDT 1.62 crore approximately) yesterday. The kind of performance the left arm pacer showed since ...

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