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Government defeated on Brexit bill

The government has been defeated after the House of Lords said ministers should guarantee EU nationals’ right to stay in the UK after Brexit. The vote, by 358 to 256, is the first Parliamentary defeat for the government’s Brexit bill. However, MPs will be able to remove their changes when the bill returns to the House of Commons. Ministers say ...

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Two British medics killed working for IS

  Two British medics who were part of a large group of students who left their studies in Sudan to join so-called Islamic State have been killed in Iraq. The BBC understands that Ahmed Sami Khider, from London, and Hisham Fadlallah, originally from Nottinghamshire, died at the weekend. Khider is understood to have been in a convoy trying to leave ...

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Saudi king visits Indonesia with huge entourage, tons of gear

1st March, 2017   King Salman Wednesday began the first visit by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia in almost 50 years, seeking to strengthen economic ties with the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. The king — who is accompanied by about 1,000 people, including princes and ministers — disembarked from his official plane at a Jakarta airport and was welcomed ...

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Blasts, gunfire rock Afghan capital

  1st March, 2017 06:12:00   Explosions and gunfire echoed through Kabul in two separate Taliban assaults on security buildings Wednesday, officials said, as the insurgents ramp up attacks before the start of their annual spring offensive. A suicide car bomber struck an Afghan police precinct in western Kabul and a gun battle ensued, the interior ministry said, in what appeared to be a complex ...

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places to visit in snow or ski in summer

  Not everyone’s definition of a winter getaway involves beach, sand or surf. For snow bunnies who love a good old-fashioned wintry wonderland getaway, Booking.com has compiled a list of the best last-minute destinations for rolling around in the snow, donning ski or skate, and sipping on a mug of marshmallow-topped hot chocolate in your cosiest wool sweater. Here are ...

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Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo Awards

  India Test skipper Virat Kohli has been named as the ‘Captain of the Year’ at the 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards, PTI reports.   Kohli led India to nine wins out of 12 Tests in the year gone-by.   Englishman Ben Stokes won the Test Batting Performance of the Year for his incredible counterattacking innings of 258 runs off 198 ...

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Oscars 2017 award ceremony blundered with Big mistakes

    Some big mistakes were taken place while the 89th Academy Awards were announced Sunday night in Hollywood might be the biggest blunder in big award ceremony history.   Firstly, “La La Land” was mistakenly named as Best Picture instead of “Moonlight”, but it was not only the shocking mix-up of Oscars night flub, another blunder was still to ...

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Minister Nurul Islam BSc says 3.5 lakh Bangladeshi workers to be legalized in Malaysia

 1st March, 2017   Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam BSc on Wednesday said the Malaysian government has decided to issue temporary work permits to undocumented workers. He came up with the statements while replying to a tabled question from opposition bench member M Shawkat Chowdhury of Nilphamary-4 in the Jatiya Sangsad.   He said, “As part of the decision, around 3.5 ...

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Bangladesh earns Tk 73 bn in jute exports in FY16

 1st March, 2017   Bangladesh has earned close to Tk 72.94 billion in the fiscal 2015-16 by exporting 1.96 million bales of jute and jute products. This amount is about Tk 8.75 billion more than the amount earned by exporting these products in the previous fiscal. The total jute production of the country during the financial year 2015-16 was 8.25 ...

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Cabinet nods to fish-farming in the sea

  The Cabinet on Monday principally approved the draft of a bill to set up fish farms in the coastal waters of the Bay of Bengal. The approval came from the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.   The current Marine Fisheries Ordinance 1983 will be effectively turned into an Act of ...

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