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Iranian criticism grows as China struggles to end tanker fire

Chinese firefighters spent on Thursday struggling to extinguish a blaze on a stricken oil tanker as criticism mounted in Iran if enough was being done to locate dozens of its missing crew members. The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tons of light crude oil from Iran, has been in flames since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, 160 ...

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Trump, Moon signal openness for talks with North Korea

President Donald Trump is open to the US holding talks with North Korea “under the right circumstances,” the White House said Wednesday after South Korean President Moon Jae-In signalled a willingness to sit down with Kim Jong-Un. Signs of a potential cooling following months of red-hot tensions on the Korean peninsula came the day after Pyongyang reached a landmark agreement ...

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Case filed against 29 for Tanim murder

A case was filed against 29 named and four to five unnamed people in connection with the killing of Sylhet BCL activist Tanim Khan early on Thursday. Delwar Hossain Rahi, a friend of Tanim, filed a murder case with Shah Poran Police Station around 12:00am accusing 29 people, said officer-in-charge Akhtar Hossain. Among others, Jainal Abedin Diamond, Sadiqur Rahman Azla, ...

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Achieve our goals in 2018

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader: And just like that, it’s 2018. Where did 2017 go? All we can remember is a mash up of Trump, Brexit and Meghan Markle.With January comes the opportunity to start afresh, and people around the world resolve to change something in their lives for the better.According to a recent YouGov poll, the most popular New Year’s ...

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Russian gains in Syria threatened by series of rebel attacks

Just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in Syria, Russian military outposts in the country have come under rebel attacks that are challenging Moscow’s gains. Russian bases located in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Alawite heartland had been immune to rebel raids ever since Moscow launched its campaign in Syria in September 2015. But a series of drone attacks ...

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US eyes wider trade ties with BD; energy on focus

The United States is giving a serious look at Bangladesh to expand its trade and investment ties with a special focus on oil, gas and energy sector as Bangladesh offers huge potentials in this area, says a US official. The US companies, however, find some issues of concerns, including business registration, regulations and infrastructure that they hope the government will ...

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Worker dies in Sylhet stone quarry

A stone worker was killed at a stone quarry in Kalairag area of Companiganj upazila in Sylhet Wednesday morning. The deceased worker has been identified as Swapan, 32, son of Moharanjan of Notabari Batipara of Dimla in Nilphamari. Shafiqur Rahman Khan, officer-in-charge of Companiganj Police Station said that police recovered the body after reaching the spot and sent it to ...

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Trump calls US court system ‘unfair’ after DACA ruling

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the US court system as ‘broken and unfair’ after a federal judge blocked his move to end the program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents, commonly known as ‘Dreamers.’ The Trump administration in September announced it would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, drawing ...

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Classes underway at PM’s promised medical college in Habiganj

The Sheikh Hasina Medical College (SHMC) in Habiganj commenced academic activities on Wednesday with an inaugural cohort of 51 students, the same day that the first classes of the year were held in colleges across the country. The inaugural cohort of the first medical college in Habiganj, admitted for the 2017/18 academic session, is made up of 33 females and ...

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Virgin Trains’ Daily Mail sales halt absurd, says Johnson

Virgin Trains’ decision to stop selling the Daily Mail on its West Coast services has been described as “absurd” and “pompous” by Boris Johnson. The foreign secretary said the actions of the firm, which in a memo declared the paper “not at all compatible” with its brand, resembled censorship. A Daily Mail spokesman has called the decision “disgraceful”. Labour said ...

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