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Dam with mine waste collapses in Brazil; 7 dead, 200 missing

Photo: An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a collapsed dam near Brumadinho, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Sao Paulo, Jan 26 : A dam that held back mining waste collapsed Friday in Brazil, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge, killing at least seven people and leaving scores of others missing. Parts of the city of Brumadinho were evacuated, ...

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‘Silver Discoverer’ arrives Sunday to visit Sundarbans

Bagerhat, Jan 26 : Silver Discoverer, a cruise ship operated by Silver Sea Cruise, will reach the Mongla port here on Sunday with 53 tourists from five different countries to visit the Sundarbans, a Unesco world heritage site. They will stay here for three days as part of a tour jointly arranged by Bangladesh’s Journey Plus and Pugmark of Denmark. ...

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Balotelli scores on debut but Marseille loses 2-1 to Lille

Photo: Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring the first goal of the game during a French League One soccer match between Olympique Marseille and Lille at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Marseille, Jan 26 : Mario Balotelli scored on his Marseille debut on Friday, but it was too late to save his ...

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FA Cup: Sanchez scores on Arsenal return as United advances

Photo: Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, down, celebrates with Jesse Lingard after scoring his side’s third goal during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates stadium in London, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. London, Jan 26 : Booed throughout his return to Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez responded to the rancor with a rare goal ...

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Holder double century has England facing defeat vs WIndies

Photo: West Indies’ captain Jason Holder celebrates after scoring a double century against England during day four of the first cricket Test match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Bridgetown, Jan 26 : An outstanding double hundred from West Indies captain Jason Holder and a supporting century by Shane Dowrich left England humbled for the ...

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Coroner: Model and actress Kim Porter died from pneumonia

Photo: Sean “P. Diddy” Combs arrives with date, Kim Porter, for the 77th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, Jan 26 : Coroner office officials say former model and actress Kim Porter died last year from pneumonia. The Los Angeles coroner’s office on Friday released the results of its investigation into Porter’s Nov. 15 death. Investigators determined after an ...

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Rift in BNP visible; many now want Zubaida to be in limelight

Dhaka, Jan 26 : Though BNP senior leaders remained united for a long time in absence of its chairperson Khaleda Zia, a crack now has apparently developed among them over its leadership and party overhauling, worrying its already demoralised grassroots. Party insiders said some BNP standing committee members want a change in the party leadership, including the post of party ...

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Five dead in Alps air collision on France-Italy border

At least five people have died after a helicopter and a light aircraft collided on the border between France and Italy, authorities have said. Rescuers have recovered two injured from the crash site, Italy’s mountain rescue service (CNSAS) tweeted.   The crash happened over the Rutor glacier near La Thuile in the Aosta valley.   Two helicopters were dispatched with ...

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PM seeks national unity, vows to wipe out corruption

She promises to create 1.5 crore jobs Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing the nation. Dhaka, Jan 25 : Stressing the need for a national unity forgetting all the differences to take the country forward, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said her government will root out corruption from the country through strict enforcement of laws. “Now, we need a ...

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2 sisters suffer burns in Habiganj attack

Habiganj Correspondent : Two sisters sustained burn injuries as flammable chemical was hurled on them while they were sleeping at their Baghasura village house in Madhabpur upazila early Friday. The injured are college student Habiba Akhter, 20, and her school-going sister Ayesha Akhter, daughters of Ekhlas Miah of the village. Locals said miscreants threw the combustible substance after cutting the ...

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