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One dead in helicopter crash on NYC skyscraper

The pilot of a helicopter died after it crash-landed on top of a skyscraper in Manhattan, fire officials say. The incident sparked a rooftop fire, which was quickly extinguished. Some workers were evacuated from the tower, but none were hurt. The office building close to Times Square shook from the impact, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.New Yorkers, he added, ...

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Tree symbolizing Trump-Macron friendship dies

Last year, two world leaders stood with their wives on the South Lawn of the White House, gold-plated shovels in hand, and happily planted a sapling oak, a gift from France to the United States that symbolized the strength of the allies’ bond. Now, it appears that the tree has met an unfortunate demise. French newspaper Le Monde was first ...

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Final 10 candidates named for Tory leadership in UK

London, June 11 : The final candidates for the Tory leadership race have been confirmed, with 10 running to become the next PM. Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab, Matt Hancock and Michael Gove – who launched their campaigns ahead of the nomination deadline – are on the final list. Conservative MPs will now take part in a series of votes to ...

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter Account Hacked

Profile Picture Changed to Pakistan Prime Minister’s Dhaka, Jun 11 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked on Monday night by Ayyildiz Tim, which claimed to be a Turkish hacker group, reports NDtv. The group replaced Bachchan’s profile picture with a photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and also changed the bio, adding “Love Pakistan” and an ...

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Hong Kong chief says extradition law will go to legislature

Hong Kong, Jun 11 : Hong Kong’s leader says a highly controversial extradition law will proceed to the territory’s legislature. Carrie Lam’s comments on Tuesday came after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory over the weekend to the legislative proposal that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. The ...

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Khaleda’s trial inside Keraniganj jail: Hearing at HC regular bench

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, June 11 : The High Court on Tuesday sent to the regular bench a petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the government’s move to hold trial in 17 cases against her inside the Keraniganj Central Jail. The HC vacation bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the ...

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Govt to brief diplomats Wednesday; Rohingya situation on focus

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. File photo Dhaka, June 11 : The government will brief diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Wednesday on current issues with special focus on the Rohingya one, said an official on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, among others, will be there at the diplomatic briefing. Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.2 million Rohingyas ...

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Huge Indian tea leaf seized in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : Members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) seized 1,400 kg tea leaf illegally imported from India through Chunarughat bordering area of Habiganj. BGB 55 Battalion Commander Lt Col M Jahidur Rashid confirmed the matter to Banglanews Monday (June 10) noon. On tip-off, BGB Nayek Subedar Mirza Rashed led a drive and seized the tea leaves from Satchhari Tea ...

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Junk food consumption ups allergy risk

Researchers have found that high consumption of junk food such as microwaved foods and barbequed meats may be responsible for food allergies in children. The study, presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, shows that high levels of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are associated with food allergies in kids. AGEs are present in ...

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Leather sector export takes a heat as ‘tanneries relocated to Savar’

Dhaka, Jun 10 : The export of leather products is showing a downward trend as many tanners could not yet turn their business around after the relocation of tanneries from the capital’s Hazaribagh area to a leather industrial estate in Savar. The export volume declined by 9.08 percent in the first nine months of the current fiscal year compared to ...

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