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Captain Kane rescues England in additional time

Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.   Gareth Southgate’s men almost paid a heavy price for missing a slew of first-half chances when Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi slotted home a softly-awarded penalty 20 ...

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Forced displacement above 68m in 2017: UNHCR

New global deal on refugees critical, it says   Dhaka, Jun 19 : Wars, other violence and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, led by the crisis in Congo, South Sudan’s war, and the flight into Bangladesh from Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. In its ...

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2 killed in Habiganj road crash

Habiganj Correspondent : Two motorcyclists were killed as their motorbike plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Rokanpur in Nabiganj upazila on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Nurul Islam, 26, son of Ahsan Ullah and Sabuj Ahmed, 20, son of Abdur Rahim of Jaintapur upazila. Nirmal Chandra Bhoumik, officer-in-charge of Sherpur Highway Police, said the accident took ...

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3 ‘JMB men’ held in C’nawabganj

Chapainawabganj, June 19 : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested three suspected members of banned Islamic outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from different parts of Sadar and Shibganj upazilas early Tuesday. The arrestees are Rahmat Ali, 47, son of Abdul Gafur, Jahangir Alam, 43, son of Mafiz Uddin and MoazzemHossain, 30, son of Hazrat Ali of Shibganj upazila. Tipped off, ...

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India’s northeast flood death toll rises to 23

 The devastating flood in the Northeast has claimed six more lives during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 23. Although the situation in the region showed a marked improvement on Sunday, the situation in Assam has not improved according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). While five more people died in Assam since Saturday, one ...

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Five shops gutted in B’baria fire

Brahmanbaria, June 19 : Five shops were gutted in a fire which broke out at a market in the municipality area on Monday night. Fire service sources said the fire originated from electric short circuit at a shop at Brahmanbaria School Market and soon spread to the adjoining four shops. On information, a firefighting unit rushed in and doused the ...

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2K children alone: Trump’s self-inflicted domestic crisis

Washington, Jun 19 : Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities. A look at how we got here, what’s real and what’s not, and what might happen next. HOW DID WE GET HERE? Tens of thousands of parents and children, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, have been ...

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Dozens missing after ferry sinking at Indonesia’s Lake Toba

Jakarta, Jun 19 : Dozens of people are missing from a ferry that sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Cellphone video released Tuesday by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency shows the crew of another ferry attempting to rescue people struggling in the waters shortly after the sinking ...

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China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing

Beijing, Jun 19 : Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday. Kim’s trip follows his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week that resulted in a surprise announcement of a U.S. suspension of military drills with its South Korean ally. Security was tight Tuesday morning at ...

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Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

Washington, Jun 19 : An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp” on his watch. Images of children held in fenced cages fueled ...

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