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Sturgeon: Holyrood’s will ‘must and will prevail’

  The SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon has told her party conference that the will of Holyrood “must and will prevail” over a new independence referendum. MSPs will debate calling for permission for a vote on Tuesday and Wednesday. Theresa May said “now is not the time” for a second referendum and has indicated that the UK government would reject the SNP’s ...

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William and Kate meet French attack survivors

  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met survivors of the 2015 Bataclan terror attack during a visit to Les Invalides military hospital in Paris. Praising the survivors for their bravery, the duke told them: “We think you are very strong and very brave, you’ve made amazing progress.” The couple’s official two-day visit began on Friday, and is seen ...

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Morocco’s king names new prime minister

18th March, 2017   Morocco’s king has named Saad Eddine El Othmani from Islamist PJD Party as the country’s new prime minister and asked him to form a government, according to a royal statement published by the MAP state news agency on Friday.   Othmani served as foreign minister between 2011-2013 and had since served as the head of the ...

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El Nino floods: Death toll climbs to 67

18th March, 2017     The number of people killed in Peru following intense rains and mudslides wreaking havoc around the Andean nation climbed to 67 Friday, with thousands more displaced from destroyed homes and others waiting on rooftops for rescue.   Across the country overflowing rivers caused by El Nino rains damaged 115,000 homes, collapsed 117 bridges and paralyzed ...

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World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report

  World Bank investments in commercial financial institutions are indirectly allowing land-grabs, evictions and pollution in Southeast Asia, a watchdog group charged in a report Friday. By investing in banks and other so-called financial intermediaries, World Bank funds can increase poverty, social strife and promote projects which hasten climate change, according to a report by Inclusive Development International. These investments by the World Bank’s private financing ...

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Afghan Star: Singer inspires musical revolution

  18th March, 2017   Smokey-eyed Zulala Hashemi, standing tall in four-inch gold heels, wants to sing for women. The 18-year-old has become the first girl to reach the final of popular television music talent show Afghan Star.   Hashemi, a native of eastern Jalalabad—a stronghold of Taliban and Islamic State insurgents—will face off against the first rapper of the ...

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Don’t misguide Prime Minister with wrong information says Chief Justice SK Sinha

   18th March, 2017   Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Saturday has alleged that a certain quarter is active to misguide the head of the government with wrong information about the judiciary in a bid to create loggerheads between the administration and the judiciary.   He criticized the section for misguiding the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by providing minor ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says no militants let to be existed in Bangladesh

 18th March, 2017   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday vowed to root out militancy from the country by any means to make Bangladesh a middle income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041.   The Prime Minister candidly said Bangladesh would never be a place for militants and terrorists. She called on all to be alert against the anti-social ...

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Husband stabs wife to death in Sylhet

A woman was stabbed to death allegedly by her husband in Gowainghat upazila early Friday. The deceased was identified as Amirun Nesa, 22, wife of Alamgir Hossain of Baghaiya village in the upazila. Local sources said Alamgir stabbed his wife around 2:00am, leaving her seriously injured. Later, she succumbed to her wounds. Local people caught accused Alamgir from the spot ...

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20 gamblers get 29 days imprisonment in Sylhet

A mobile court has sentenced 20 gamblers to 29 days’ imprisonment each in Dakhshin Surma upazila of Sylhet district on Friday. Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) press release said,A team of police conducted a raid in the upazila on Friday afternoon and arrested them from Technical Intersection while they were gambling there. The team of the elite force, led by officer-in-charge ...

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