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Trump says he could meet North Korea’s Kim at DMZ

Photo: President Donald Trump, walking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stops to ask a question after he arrived at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. Japan, June 29 : Eyeing a history-making photo opportunity, President Donald Trump on Saturday issued a Twitter invitation to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to join him for a hand ...

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Vatican to honour Prof Yunus with ‘Lamp of Peace’ award

UN chief highlights need for social business globally Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus speaks at the opening ceremony of the two-day 9th Social Business Day at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre on Friday, June 28, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Bangkok, June 29 : Vatican will honour Prof Muhammed Yunus with the ‘Lamp of Peace’, an award exclusively given to ...

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Neuromodulation helps stroke patients recover

The current approach used for brain stimulation to rehabilitate patients after a stroke does not look into the diversity of lesions and the individual characteristics of the brains of patients, finds a recent study. The study was published in the journal ‘Frontiers in Neurology’. In recent decades, non-invasive neuromodulation methods such as electric and magnetic stimulation of various parts of the nervous ...

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Katrina Kaif expresses her desire to work on an English film

Bollywood star, Katrina Kaif, who has made it to the big leagues in Bollywood, has now set her sights on international projects, it has been reported. Much like fellow B-town actors like Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and others, Kat recently expressed her desire to work on an English film. According to online reports, the star was quoted saying that she ...

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Wall collapses on huts in western India, killing 16 workers

A fire official says a 23-meter (60-feet) high wall has collapsed on a cluster of tin-roofed huts in western India, killing at least 16 workers living there. Fire Official J. Gaekwad says the boundary wall of a multi-story residential apartment building collapsed in Pune early Saturday as monsoon rains lashed western Maharashtra state. A rescue operation is continuing as some ...

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Argentina beat Venezuela to set up Brazil semi-final

Photo: Players of Argentina acknowledge the crowd after defeating Venezuela 2-0 in their Copa America football tournament quarter-final match at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday early morning. Argentina set up a tantalising Copa America semi-final against hosts Brazil after easing past Venezuela 2-0. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was involved in both goals as Argentina aim ...

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Rail communications with Sylhet snapped

Sylhet Office : The rail communications between Sylhet and the rest of the country remained suspended following derailment of a bogie of a train in Baramchal area of Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar on Saturday morning. Rail sources said that the bogie of Sylhet-bound ‘Upaban Express Train’ veered off the tracks in the area, disrupting the train movement on the routes. ...

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Bangladesh highlights UN’s failure to prevent atrocities in Myanmar

The Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen speaks at the Plenary debate titled, “The responsibility to protect (R2P) and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity: report of the Secretary-General” in New York. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 29 : The Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has highlighted the ...

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Four upazilas of Sylhet flooded

Sylhet Office : Several hundred thousand people of four upazilas remained marooned after torrential rain over the last few days led to the flooding of parts of Gowainghat, Companiganj, Jaintiapur and Kanaighat sub-districts. Flooding has cut off road communications, inundated paddy fields and fishing ponds. Most low-lying villages in Gowainghat were flooded after Sari and Piyain rivers overflowed their banks ...

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2 killed in Madhabpur road crash

Habiganj Correspondent : Two persons were killed and three others injured following a collision between a truck and a four-wheeler (Maxi) in Madhabpur upazila of the district on Friday (June 28). The accident happened in front of ‘Hotel Highway Inn’ around 5 pm. One of the victims was identified as maxi driver Zahed Miah, 25, of Chunarughat upazila and truck ...

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