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Eight killed in road crashes across country

Photo: Two buses collided head-on in Sahgodi Nimtoli area of Patiya upazila in Chattogram on Friday. Dhaka, June 16 : At least eight people, including a school teacher, were killed in separate road accidents in Chattogram, Sylhet and Chandpur districts on Friday. In Chattogram, three people were killed in a head-on collision between two buses in Sahgodi Nimtoli area of ...

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Mashrafe celebrates Eid with family in Narail

Photo: Bangladesh One Day International captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr at his hometown Narail with his family and neighbours on Saturday. Narail, Jun 16 : Like previous years, Bangladesh One Day International (ODI) captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Saturday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr at his hometown with his family and neighbours. Wearing a traditional white Punjabi, Mashrafe attended the Eid prayer ...

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President offers Eid prayers at National Eidgah

Photo: President Abdul Hamid offers his Eid-ul-Fitr prayer along with hundreds of people from different strata of the society at National Eidgah in the city on Saturday morning. Dhaka, Jun 16 : President Abdul Hamid offered his Eid-ul-Fitr prayer along with hundreds of people from different strata of the society at National Eidgah in the city on Saturday morning. The ...

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Pakistan: Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief ‘significant’

Photo: In this file image made from video broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, undated footage of Mullah Fazlullah is shown on a projector in Pakistan. Kabul, Afghanistan, June 16 : Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk described the killing of Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan as a “significant development in the fight against ...

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A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

Photo: President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House on Friday in Washington. Washington, June 16 : President Donald Trump brought the world’s two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it ...

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Saudi-led forces seize airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

Sanaa, Yemen, June 16 : Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen’s exiled government said, as fierce fighting continued for the starving nation’s main gateway for food shipments. Engineers worked from Saturday morning to clear mines from areas around Hodeida International Airport, just south ...

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World Cup reality beckons for Gudmundsson, Iceland

Burnley, England, June 16 : Around the turn of the century, when Iceland was a punching bag in European soccer and its aspiring young players mostly had to settle for gravel fields, Johann Berg Gudmundsson was a fully fledged England supporter when it was time for the World Cup. His first World Cup memory — as a 7 year old ...

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Ronaldo scores hat trick, Portugal draws 3-3 with Spain

Photo: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia on Friday. Sochi, Russia, June 16 : Cristiano Ronaldo used the World Cup to show everyone he’s the GOAT. Ronaldo rubbed his chin after scoring minutes into Portugal’s opener against Spain, ...

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Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated

Photo: People greet each other with Eid Mubarak (have a blessed Eid) after the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka on Saturday. Dhaka, June 16 : Holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, is being celebrated across the country on Saturday amid religious fervour and enthusiasm after a month-long fasting. The main Eid-ul-Fitr congregation was ...

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Leslie Grantham: EastEnders’ Dirty Den dies aged 71

EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham, best known as the roguish “Dirty” Den Watts in the BBC One soap, has died aged 71.   Grantham had the opening line in the first episode of EastEnders and was at the heart of Walford life until 1989.  He returned in 2003 before leaving for good two years later, following a tabloid scandal.   Tributes ...

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