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Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza after militants fire 3 rockets

The Israeli military said on Friday that it launched “wide-scale” airstrikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip shortly after Palestinian militants fired three rockets into Israel, two of which were intercepted. There were no reports of casualties or major damage from the exchange of fire overnight, which came amid heightened tensions after President Donald Trump released his Mideast plan, ...

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WHO declares global virus emergency as death toll hits 213

The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported Friday the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. The UN health agency based in Geneva had initially downplayed the threat posed by the disease, but revised its risk assessment after crisis talks. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus ...

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Williamson out as N Zealand opt to bowl against India

New Zealand will bowl first in the fourth Twenty20 against India in Wellington on Friday without talismanic skipper Kane Williamson. Williamson was a late scratching having not fully recovered from a shoulder injury suffered when diving for the ball in the last game. India wrapped up the series with the super-over victory in game three to go 3-0 up with ...

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Two brick kilns in Sylhet fined Tk 40 lakh

Sylhet Office : A mobile court here on Thursday fined two brick kilns at Saraswati in Golapganj upazila Tk 40 lakh for operating illegally. The mobile court, led by the Department of Environment (DoE), conducted a drive in the area on Thursday morning and found two brick kilns—‘Bashir Bricks’ and ‘Hafiz & Brothers’— established without permission from the DoE, said ...

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U-19 World Cup : Bangladesh step in semis thrashing South Africa by 104 runs

Bangladesh U-19 cricket team stormed into ICC U-19 World Cup semifinals beating South Africa U-19 team by 104 runs in the Super League Quarter-final-3 at the Potchefstroom in South Africa on Thursday. Bangladeshi bowler Rakibul’s five-wicket haul gave junior Tigers a big victory against mighty hosts. Bangladesh will now face New Zealand in the semi-finals. The best South Africa can ...

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‘Landslide victories for AL in city elections’, says Joy quoting poll

Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy sees landslide victories for Awami League in the elections to the two city corporations scheduled to be held on Saturday (Feb 1) as he quotes an opinion poll. “The polling was conducted by a mock ballot, so that neither the enumerator nor we know who voted for whom,” he wrote in a ...

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9 ‘Allahr Dal militants’ put on remand

Sylhet Office : A court here on Thursday placed nine suspected members of banned militant group ‘Allahr Dal’, who were arrested on Wednesday night, on a five-day remand. Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ziadur Rahman passed the order when Inspector Asaduzzaman of police’s Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) produced them before the court seeking a 10-day remand. An ATU team of Dhaka Metropolitan ...

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Court hands down heavy fines after 33 people found crammed into single flat

  The owner and agent of a Whitechapel property have been ordered to pay more than £30,000 after Tower Hamlets Council officers found 33 people crammed into a two bedroom flat. The council’s environmental health team raided 5-7 Court Street after a tip off that it was being used as an illegal and dangerously overcrowded house in multiple occupation. In ...

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Coronavirus: Britons in Wuhan to fly home on Friday

  British nationals trapped in Wuhan will return home on Friday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said. Chinese authorities have confirmed the evacuation flight will leave at 05:00 local time (21:00 GMT Thursday). It is expected to land at RAF Brize Norton. The flight, carrying 200 Britons, was due to leave the centre of the coronavirus outbreak earlier but was ...

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Brexit: What will change after Friday, 31 January?

The UK formally leaves the European Union (EU) at 23:00 on Friday, 31 January. But it will immediately enter an 11-month transition period. During the transition the UK will continue to obey EU rules and pay money to the EU. Most things will stay the same but there will be some changes: 1. UK MEPs lose their seats Familiar faces ...

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