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35 shops gutted in Bhola fire

At least 35 shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at Elish Junction Bazar in Sadar upazila of Bhola on Saturday night.   The fire broke out from an electric short circuit at ‘Amir Workshop’ around 9:18am and engulfed adjoining shops numbering around 35 including two electronics showrooms, three electric shops, three mobile showrooms and two hardware shops, ...

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Death toll from Sudan protests rises to 24

Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan since last month have left 24 people dead, an official said on Saturday, without specifying how they died. Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces on December 19 after the government tripled the price of bread have escalated into nationwide anti-government rallies, with protesters calling for President Omar al-Bashir to resign.   “The total number ...

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2 killed in Keraniganj road crash

Two person were killed when a bus rammed an auto-rickshaw in Abdullahpur stand area of Keraniganj on Sunday morning. Among the deceased, one is the auto-rickshaw driver and the other is a passenger. The details of the deceased could not be known immediately. The accident took place when a bus rammed the auto-rickshaw in the area, leaving the duo dead ...

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At least six killed in police station attack in W. Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Jan 13 : At least six people, including an assailant, were killed after Taliban gunmen attacked a police station in Herat city, capital of western Afghan province of Herat overnight, provincial government spokesman said Sunday. The incident occurred late Saturday night after at least three gunmen stormed the main police station in Pul-e-Rangina locality of Police District 6 of ...

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UK PM warns of ‘breach of trust’ on Brexit

A failure to deliver Brexit would be “a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy”, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned. Writing in the Sunday Express, Mrs May pleaded with MPs to back her Brexit deal in Tuesday’s crunch Commons vote. Not doing so risks the UK leaving the EU with no deal or Brexit not happening at ...

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Ozil dropped as Arsenal loses; Liverpool leads by 7 points

Photo: Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette, right, reacts as West Ham’s Declan Rice, 2nd right, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium in London, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. London, Jan 13 : Trailing 1-0 in a dreary London derby, what Arsenal manager Unai Emery needed was a ...

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Bodi to Yaba traders: ‘Surrender by Wednesday’

Abdur Rahman Bodi. Photo: Collected Cox’s Bazar, Jan 13 : Controversial ex-MP Abdur Rahman Bodi on Friday asked yaba traders at Teknaf and Ukhia upazilas to surrender within five days. “If the enlisted yaba traders do not surrender within five days, they will face terrible consequences,” he said. Bodi, the twice-elected  while exchanging views with the locals at his residence ...

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Coal mine collapses in northern China, killing at least 21

Beijing, Jan 13 : Twenty-one coal miners were killed when a mine collapsed in northern China, state media reported Sunday. The disaster occurred Saturday in Shenmu in Shaanxi province in the heart of the country’s coal-mining belt, according to state TV and the Xinhua News Agency. Sixty-six other miners were rescued, the city government said in a statement. The number ...

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Storm dumps snow on Midwest; at least 5 dead in crashes

Photo: Jeff Clifford digs out his girlfriend’s car from a pile of snow on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in St. Louis. A winter storm swept the region this weekend, snarling traffic in several states and leaving thousands without power. St. Louis, Jan 13 : A massive winter snowstorm that blanketed several Midwest states was a factor in at least five ...

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City of London moves to revoke award from Suu Kyi

Photo: Aung San Suu Kyi. City of London Corporation councillors have voted in favour of removing the honorary freedom award granted to Aung San Suu Kyi over her failure to condemn atrocities committed against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Members of the City of London Corporation – the municipal governing body of the City of London – on Thursday started ...

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