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White House restricted Trump call transcripts – US media

The White House has restricted access to transcripts of some of US President Donald Trump’s calls with foreign leaders, US media report. Officials said notes about calls to leaders including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the Saudi crown prince Salman had not been handled in the usual way, reports BBC.They say aides severely curtailed who saw them in a bid to ...

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36 die in expressway bus crash in China

At least 36 people were killed when a bus collided with a truck on an expressway in eastern China, authorities said Sunday. A bus with 69 people on board crossed into the opposite lane and hit the truck on Saturday morning, the Yixing city information office said in a social media post. Initial investigation indicated a flat tire on the ...

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Liverpool, Man City helped by goalkeeper errors in EPL wins

It was a day of goalkeeping blunders in the English Premier League Photo: Sheffield United’s goalkeeper Dean Henderson reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Liverpool at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. New York, Sept 29 : Liverpool and Manchester City, seemingly set for another duel for the title, benefited from ...

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Bangladesh to be hunger, poverty free by 2030: Finance Minister

Photo : Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal speaks at an international conference on Harnessing Blockchain Technology for Development (Unleashing the potential of Bangladesh for Blockchain Applications) at BICC in the capital. Dhaka, Sept 29 : Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday said Bangladesh will be a hunger and poverty free country within the next decade. “We firmly believe that ...

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Russian theater and film director Mark Zakharov dies at 85

Moscow, Sep 28 : Mark Zakharov, a renowned Russian theater and film director whose productions were widely acclaimed and loved by several generations of Russians, has died. He was 85. Zakharov died in Moscow on Saturday, according to the Lenkom Theatre, which he had led for more than four decades. The theater’s chief administrator, Mark Varshaver, said Zakharov died of ...

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1.2 lac dying of cancer each year; experts urge greater awareness

Dhaka, Sept 28 : Speakers at a seminar on Saturday emphasized greater awareness among the people to prevent the spread of cancer as the deadly disease increasing fast in the country due to food adulteration, pollution and tobacco products consumption. They put forward the suggestion at an ‘International Scientific Seminar on Oncology’ titled “Let’s talk about cancer and cancer screening” ...

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One more dengue patient dies

Sunamganj Correspondent : One more dengue patient died in Sunamganj on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Shahanur Mia, 16, son of Mutalib Mia of Sujanagar village in Dirai Municipality of Sunamganj, according to media report. Sylhet’s Women Medical College Director Ferdous said Shahanur was hospitalised on Friday with dengue but the family members took him back from the hospital ...

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Human cost of Yemen war

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: More than four years of war between the Iran-backed Houthis and a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has brought Yemen to its knees, with accusations of war crimes on all sides.Yemen faces an existential threat, the United Nations special envoy has said, as he prepares to brief the UN security council on the country’s devastating, multi-faceted conflict. ...

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Universal credit: Labour pledges to scrap welfare scheme credit scheme

A future Labour government would scrap universal credit – which merges six benefits into one payment, the party’s leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced. He promised an interim benefit payment after two weeks, across the UK, to replace a five-week waiting period. Labour has branded universal credit “cruel and inhumane”. The government said Labour’s plans were “reckless” and amounted to “political ...

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