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Mexico says Guard deployment beginning, forms migrant team

Photo: Mexican soldiers ride in the back of a pick up truck as they escort the caravan carrying Mexico’s Minister of Defense, in Tapachula, Mexico, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Tapachula, Jun 12 : Mexican officials said Tuesday they are beginning deployment of the country’s new National Guard for immigration enforcement, an accelerated commitment of a 6,000-strong force made as part ...

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Dhaka seeks member states’ support for its IOM DDG post candidate

IOM to turn more effective org if Bangladesh candidate elected, says Shahriar in NY Dhaka, June 12 : Bangladesh has sought the support of the international community for its candidate in the upcoming election for the position of Deputy Director-General (DDG) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Bangladesh has floated the candidacy of its Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque ...

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100s of protesters surround Hong Kong HQ before bill debate

Photo: Protesters gather in front of policemen in anti-riot gear outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.  Hong Kong, Jun 12 : Hundreds of protesters surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday as the administration prepared to open debate on a highly controversial extradition law that would allow accused people to be sent to China for ...

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UK unemployment rate holds at 45-year low

British unemployment has held at a 45-year low, official data showed Tuesday, despite headwinds from Brexit and the slowing global economy. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in the three months to April — the lowest level since the final quarter of 1974, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement. The reading was unchanged from the ...

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Mount pressure on Myanmar: Bangladesh to diplomats

Dhaka, June 12 : Bangladesh has urged the international community to ramp up pressure on Myanmar so that it creates a conducive environment for Rohingya repatriation. After briefing diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Wednesday morning, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said Bangladesh clarified its position about the matter. “They told us that they’re with us. We told them to ...

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China, other Asian nations’ involvement sought to solve Rohingya crisis

China-South Asia Media Forum seeks stronger cooperation on all fronts Photo: President of Xinhua Net Tian Shubin, President of Yunnan Media Group He Yaning, Controller of News, Bangladesh Betar Tania Naznin, Senior Information Officer, Ministry of Information, Bangladesh Akram Uddin Ahammad Mir among spoke in the program. Yuxi City (Yunnan), June 12 : Bangladesh has raised the Rohingya issue in ...

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Bangladesh through to World Cup qualifiers after goalless draw against Laos

Bangladesh have to remain satisfied with a goalless draw against Laos in the second leg of their first round qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. With the goalless draw, Bangladesh national team have made it into the main qualifying round of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 main qualifying round after securing a 1-0 aggregate victory ...

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Rain washes out Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match

Bristol, June 11 : Tuesday’s match between Asian rivals Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Bristol was called off without a ball being bowled due to rain. The match referee made the call at 1:57pm (Bangladesh time 6:57pm). Bangladesh were looking to make a comeback after losing two consecutive games against New Zealand and hosts England. Tigers and the Lankans were ...

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Unicef lauds Bangladesh’s achievements in child education

Dhaka, June 11 : New Unicef Country Representative Tomoo Hozumi on Tuesday lauded Bangladesh’s ‘remarkable’ achievements in the field of child education and health. He also assured that Unicef will continue to work with the government of Bangladesh for the overall development of the children of Bangladesh from the grassroots to national level. The newly appointed Country Representative of the ...

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Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar want progress in building economic corridor

Promoting regional peace, stability, dev emphasised Photo: Representatives of Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) sign a 12-point joint statement Yuxi City (Yunnan), June 11 : Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) on Tuesday felt the necessity to further deepen cooperation and promote substantial progress in building the BCIM Economic Corridor (BCIM EC) to promote regional peace, stability and development. ...

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