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Trump’s halt of ‘war games’ could weaken defenses in Korea

FILE – In this March 30, 2015, file photo, marines of South Korea, right, and the U.S aim their weapons near amphibious assault vehicles during U.S. Washington, Jun 15 :  President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend major U.S. military exercises in South Korea could weaken allied defenses, depending on the length and scope of the hiatus. But the potential for ...

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Awami League leader gunned down in city

Dhaka, June 15 : AB Siddique, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, said Farhad Hossain, 52, general secretary of Badda union Awami League, was sprayed with bullets as he came out of Baitus Salam-Jam-e- Mosque after offering juma prayer   Farhad sustained bullet wounds in his head and chest. He was taken to United Hospital where doctors declared him dead.  A ...

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Army deployment in polls as per constitution: Quader

Feni, June 15 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said army will be deployed in the next general election as per the constitution. “The Election Commission will request the government to deploy army if there’s any obstacle to holding the election in a free, fair and credible manner,” he said while talking to reporters during a visit ...

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Khaleda greets people on Eid from jail, says Rizvi

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, June 15 : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has greeted the country’s people and wished them ‘Eid Mubarak’ from jail on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. “Our chairperson through those who met her in jail has greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Our acting chairman Tarique Rahman and secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir ...

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Trump preps China tariff target list, Beijing ready to retaliate

US President Donald Trump on Friday was due to unveil a final list of Chinese imports that would face punishing tariffs, fanning fears of a trade war as Beijing warned that it could swiftly strike back.   The threat of massive duties on billions of dollars of goods sent Shanghai stocks to their lowest level since September 2016, though it ...

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Successful transplantation of hepatitis-C organs reported in Canada

A long-running shortage in donor organs has pushed doctors to find ways to use those with hepatitis C, an infection that is increasingly common in the United States due to the opioid crisis, and can be cured with medicine.   Some US hospitals, particularly in Boston, have already transplanted infected donor organs into people without hepatitis C. These patients are ...

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Saudi women in Russia to support team, reinforce new image

Moscow, Jun 15 : In jeans, headscarves and veils, dozens of Saudi women draped in their country’s green flag and sporting matching face paint streamed into Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday to support their national team against Russia in the World Cup’s opening match. More importantly, perhaps, they were projecting the image of a new Saudi Arabia in which they ...

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Russian hopes, fears tied up in Putin’s showcase World Cup

Moscow, Jun 15 : Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off Thursday is about much more than sports. It’s about proving to the world that Russia is a global power broker and not an outcast, that it’s an open, confident and generous nation — and ...

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Russia rips Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

Moscow, June 14 : Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia swept aside Saudi Arabia to open its home World Cup with a 5-0 win on Thursday. After a lavish opening ceremony and with President Vladimir Putin watching on, Yuri Gazinsky put Russia ahead with a header off Alexander Golovin’s cross in the 12th minute. Substitute Cheryshev chipped the ball over ...

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30-km tailback on Dhaka-Mawa highway

Munshiganj, June 15 : A 30-km tailback was created on the Dhaka-Mawa highway on Friday due to heavy pressure of vehicles and construction work on the expressway, causing immense sufferings to commuters. There was huge pressure of vehicles on the highway from Tegharia of Keraniganj in Dhaka to Mawa as thousands of people were heading for their respective villages homes ...

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