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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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All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border

New York, Jun 19 : All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Mrs. Trump did not go as far as some of her predecessors, though, and criticize the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has led to ...

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Belgium get comfortable 3-0 victory over Panama

 Romelu Lukaku netted a brace as a much-improved second-half performance gave Belgium an ultimately comfortable 3-0 victory over tournament debutants Panama in their World Cup opener in Sochi on Monday.   A moment of inspiration from Dries Mertens set the Belgians on their way two minutes after the break, his volley breaking the deadlock after a rather flat first period.  ...

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Granqvist penalty earns Sweden win

Sweden marked their first appearance in the World Cup for 12 years by beating South Korea thanks to a penalty from captain Andreas Granqvist that was awarded after a video assistant referee (VAR) review.   There was a short delay for Kim Min-woo’s foul on Viktor Claesson to be analysed on video and for the referee to point to the ...

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Two Bangladeshi youths burnt to death in Saudi Arabia

Cumilla, June 18 : Two Bangladesh young men were burnt to death as a fire broke out in a fume factory in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, last Saturday. The deceased were identified as Kamrul Islam, 38, son of Abdul Malek, and Yasin Fakir, 39, son of Odud Mia, of different villages of Chauddagram upazila of the district. Family ...

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AL factional clash kills 1

Habiganj Correspondent : A former Awami League leader’s son was killed in a clash between two factions of local Awami League at Ajmiriganj in the district on Monday. The deceased was identified as Al Amin, son of Atar Ali Mia, former Upazila Chairman and upazila Awami League General Secretary. Locals said after the death of Atar Ali Mia in April ...

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BTRC blocks bdnews24.com

  Dhaka, June 18 : Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Monday ordered all the international internet gateway (IIG) operators to block the online news portal, bdnews24.com, immediately. A notice signed by telecom regulator’s Systems & Services Division Senior Assistant Director Touseef Shahriar was sent to them through email to this end. “As decided by the Commission, you are directed ...

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Flood situation improves in Moulvibazar

Photo: The overall flood situation of Moulvibazar district has improved. Moulvibazar Correspondent :  The overall flood situation of the district has improved as the water level of the Manu and Dhalai rivers decreased further on Monday. However, new areas in the district town were submerged as water entered those through the beach of the town protection dam along the Manu ...

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Relief distribution to continue in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent :  Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said as there is no shortage of relief materials, the distribution will continue till sufferings of the flood victims come to an end. The minister made the remarks to reporters after a meeting on district disaster management at Moulvibazar circuit house on Monday noon (June 18). He said ...

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