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Another royal couple announce they’ll divorce

Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew, the Earl of Snowdon, has announced he is to divorce his wife after 26 years of marriage. David Armstrong-Jones — son of the late Princess Margaret — and his wife Serena have “amicably agreed” to separate, a spokesman for the couple confirmed in a statement to CNN on Tuesday. The news comes just days after the ...

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Ecnec clears nine projects involving Tk 13,639 cr

Photo:PID The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved nine projects involving Tk 13,639 crore, including a Tk 6,014-crore project to enhance the capacity of Mongla seaport. The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. “The Ecnec meeting today ...

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Moeen Ali to captain Birmingham in new Hundred tournament

Moeen Ali will captain Birmingham Phoenix in English cricket’s new Hundred competition, it was announced Tuesday. The England all-rounder, who grew up near Edgbaston, the venue for the Phoenix’ home matches, will lead a side that includes fellow World Cup winner Chris Woakes as well as Kane Williamson, the captain of the New Zealand side beaten in last year’s thrilling ...

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British MP’s activities “against national Interest”: Indian government

A day after British MP Debbie Abrahams, a vocal critic of India’s policies on Jammu and Kashmir, was deported from Delhi airport, government officials said her e-Business visa was cancelled before she travelled to India on account of “activities which went against India’s national interests.” They also said she had been informed about the rejection of her e-business visa the ...

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Dhaka welcomes Kathmandu’s proposal to use Saidpur Airport

Nepal has proposed Bangladesh to use Saidpur Airport as part of strengthening connectivity between the two countries. Bangladesh has welcomed the proposal and a technical expert team will look into what kinds of flights can be operated there. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen came up with the information after a bilateral meeting with his Nepal counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali ...

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Gauri Khan’s fashion sense is underrated

Gauri Khan is more than just a cool interior designer. She may not really be fond of posing in front of the camera, but manages to stay in the news with her star-studded clientele, reports The Indian Express. And did you know that while she may not garner much attention for her jet-setting lifestyle, she works behind the camera as ...

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Living near green spaces may delay menopause

Living near green spaces is linked to a number of benefits, including a lower risk of obesity. Now researchers have found that living in a greener neighbourhood is associated with older age at the onset of menopause. The study, published in the journal Environment International, analysed the data of 1,955 women from nine countries (Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, ...

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Niger aid stampede: At least 20 killed in Diffa

At least 20 people, many of them women and children, have been killed in a stampede in south-eastern Niger, reports say. Refugees from neighbouring Nigeria were queuing for food and money in the town of Diffa when the incident took place, according to local sources, reports BBC. Ten other people were injured.The region is home to around 120,000 people displaced ...

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8 killed in suicide attack in southwest Pakistan

At least eight people — including two police officers — were killed and several others wounded in a suicide blast Monday in southwestern Pakistan, officials said. The suicide attack took place in the southwestern city of Quetta in Balochistan province, which remains rife with insurgent activity, senior police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema said. The young suicide bomber was trying to ...

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