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At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect N. Korea to foot the bill

In this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walk together through a honor guard at the border village of Panmunjom in the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone. Tokyo, Jun 5 : When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump hold their summit ...

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Guatemala volcano death toll up to 65, expected to rise

A firefighter carries the body of a child recovered near the Volcan de Fuego, which means in Spanish Volcano of Fire, in Escuintla, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. El Rodeo, Jun 5 : Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 65 on Monday ...

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Iftar Mahfil held by Dashghar Union Progoti Trust

Bangla Mirror Desk: Dashghar Union Progoti Trust organised its Iftar Party and Duwa Mahfil on 29th of May in a restaurant in East London.  The UK living expats of Dashghar and a number of community leaders took part in the Iftar Mahfil. The organisation represents UK living ex-residents of Dashghar Union of Bishwanath Upozilla. The speakers at the event focused ...

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Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Croydon sworn in

Emdad Rahman: Improving equality, inclusion and supporting Croydon’s communities are the priorities of the borough’s new mayor and the deputy mayor as both were sworn in for their respective offices in the Croydon Council’s latest AGM. Liverpudlian Councillor Bernadette Khan, who represents West Thornton ward, and Councillor Humayun Kabir who represents Bensham Manor Ward have pledged to encourage local residents of all backgrounds, businesses and institutions to work more closely together and promote equal ...

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This is what the Berkeley’s new rooftop yoga class is like

Frankie McCoy tests out London’s latest yoga offering – which promises to be a summer hit Whale music and chakra-scented candles are all very well for helping you contort yourself into yoga poses. But for real mood-boosting, mind-clearing meditations, you can’t beat sun-saluting the actual sun, outside and high above London’s madding crowds — and with the promise of a ...

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Cambridge University’s poor diversity record highlighted by report

One college did not offer a place to any black applicants between 2012 and 2016 Some Cambridge University colleges have admitted no black students or have accepted as few as one a year between 2012 and 2016, according to newly obtained figures. The details of Cambridge’s stunted progress in attracting more students from diverse backgrounds came after Oxford was heavily ...

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London mayor urges MPs to back peers’ changes to Brexit bill

Sadiq Khan says Commons vote on EU withdrawal bill most important since Iraq war The London mayor has called on MPs from all parties to set aside their political careers and consider supporting soft Brexit Lords amendments as they return to the Commons in votes that he said were as significant as those that took Britain into the Iraq war. ...

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Road digging to remain suspended for 15 days from June 8: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. File Photo. Dhaka, June 4 : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said road digging works across the country will remain suspended for 15 days from June 8 to ensure smooth journeys for Eid holidaymakers. The minister came up with the information while speaking at a views-exchange meeting held at ...

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Muhith set to place ‘Tk 468,200 cr’ mega budget Thursday

Dhaka, Jun 4 : Finance Minister AMA Muhith is set to place a mega budget of around Tk 468,200 crore in Parliament on Thursday for the fiscal year 2018-19 amid the fast approaching national election. The Finance Minister is going to set a rare example by placing the 10th consecutive budget of the current government. He will place the budget ...

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BNP demands judicial probe into ‘extrajudicial’ killings

BNP vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman. File photo Dhaka, June 4 : BNP on Monday demanded a high-profile judicial investigation into the ‘extrajudicial’ killings carried out by law enforcers during the ongoing anti-narcotic drive. “Innocent people have been killed in the name of anti-narcotic drive. We want those involved in the killings to be put on trial,” said BNP vice ...

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