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US lifts ban on refugees from 11 “high-risk”

The United States on Monday lifted a ban on admissions to refugees from 11 countries that it identified present a high security risk, while announcing new vetting measures. The changes came after a 90-day review by the White House of refugee admissions from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and ...

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Police detain BNP leader Gayeshwar in Dhaka, Rizvi threatens agitations

Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told bdnews24.com that the member of the party’s policymaking body National Standing Committee was detained in front of Police Plaza around 10pm on Tuesday. Rizvi said a police vehicle stopped Gayeshwar’s car and detained him when he was returning home after a meeting at party chief Khaleda Zia’s office in Gulshan. Another BNP ...

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Saudis say $107bn recovered from graft, 56 people still held

  Saudi Arabia’s attorney general said on Tuesday $107 billion has been recovered so far in a major crackdown on high- level corruption and that 56 suspects were still being investigated. Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said he has completed inquiries into 381 high-profile corruption suspects and decided to keep 56 in custody and free the rest. Those released include individuals proven ...

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Menopause likely to worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

The results indicate that menopause has a significant impact on the level and rate of functional decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis and is associated with a worsening progression of the effects of the disease. “Not only is this decline causing suffering for women, it is costly to both individuals and the healthcare system as a whole,” said lead author ...

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Tens of millions of prescription drugs on the black market

Criminal gangs have smuggled tens of millions of prescription-only drugs out of the UK’s protected supply chain, a BBC File on 4 programme has discovered. They tricked or bribed pharmacists and drug wholesalers to access almost 160 million tablets with a street value of up to £200m over a three-year period. Misuse of these anxiety and insomnia drugs is a ...

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Students: better off with Labour

  AS THE TORIES fall apart trying to find a higher education policy they can all be happy with, Labour has sent out a firm message about what action needs to be taken to encourage students from all walks of life to go to university and contribute to society once they have their degrees. The row in the Tory Party ...

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The 1st sight of Ka’ba, and entering the Heram Sharif

  Fatema Miah: A giant step, last push by the crowd , the hugging cuddled embracement pull of Allah subhanu ta’la  and you are landed onto, under the roof of Masjid-e Heram the holly mosque. Ya Allah, heart and soul in illusion, a dreamy state of mind, like “walking on the moon”. straight away, I ran down into Sajda in ...

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Significant ash falls near erupting Philippine volcano

A significant amount of ash has fallen on towns near the Philippines’ most active volcano after energetic eruptions of lava from the crater. Mount Mayon in northeastern Albay province has been erupting more than two weeks, and 84,000 people who fled are staying in schools and other crowded shelters. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said one large lava ...

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Five held in £50m cocaine seizure at Farnborough Airport

Cocaine with an estimated street value of more than £50m has been seized from a private jet in Hampshire. Border Force officers found half a tonne (500kg) of the drug in suitcases after a flight from Bogota, Colombia, to Farnborough Airport on Monday. Five men – two British, two Spanish and an Italian – were arrested on suspicion of importing ...

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KIN celebrated 15th year anniversary at SUST

SUST Correspondent : The `KIN’ a voluntary organization of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST) has celebrated its 15th anniversary at campus around 1.0 pm. On this occasion, the organization has taken a four-day long program.   In the same sequence, a joy rally began from Arjuntala with the members of organization and ending in the same places including ...

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