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Green tea plus exercise may reduce fatty liver disease

People suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may benefit from regular exercise and replacing high-calorie beverages with decaffeinated, diet green tea, suggests new research. The researchers found that a combination of green tea extract and exercise reduced the severity of obesity-related fatty liver disease by 75 per cent in mice fed a high-fat diet Although untested in human trials, the ...

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‘Mockup’ Metro Rail coach arrives in city

A ‘mockup train’ coach of Metro Rail was brought here from Japan and kept in the city’s Uttara area on Monday for giving people an idea about Metro Rail. The ‘mockup’ coach was opened at Diabari Metro Rail Depot in Uttara, said MAN Siddique, managing director of Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Limited. “The coach was installed at the depot for ...

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SSF gets two units of Goldwing motorcycles

Photo: PID Bangladesh Honda Private Limited on Monday handed over two units of its flagship “GL1800 Goldwing”  motorcycles to the Special Security Force (SSF). Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh Honda Private Limited Himihiko Katsuki handed over the keys of the two 1800CC motorcycles to SSF Director General Major General Md Majibur Rahman at a function at the ...

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Mobile radiation exposure not harmful to health, environment, BTRC claims

  The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) says the level of radiation emitted by mobile phone towers is not harmful for human health risks and the environment. “The standard permissible amount of radiation exposure from mobile network tower is below the level of international standards and BTRC guidelines. So, there’s no reason to get scared,” Brig Gen Md Shahidul Alam, ...

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Technical issues hindering return of remaining Bangladeshis in Hubei: Li Jiming

  Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Monday said that some technical issues were obstructing the return of remaining 171 Bangladeshis from Hubei province, the epicentre of a new virus outbreak. Bangladesh brought back 312 of its nationals from China on February 1 and the remaining Bangladeshis registered to return home. “I think permission is not a problem [but] ...

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Uganda’s Queen of Katwe star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies aged 15

An actress who starred in the Queen of Katwe, a Disney film about a chess prodigy from a Ugandan slum, has died aged 15, Ugandan media report. Nikita Pearl Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumour. The 2016 film was based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, who took up chess aged nine despite not being in school ...

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Celta strike late to put brakes on Real Madrid

Real Madrid’s winning streak ended when they conceded a late goal to draw 2-2 at home to Celta Vigo and finish the weekend with their lead over Barcelona down to one point. Real manager Zinedine Zidane was philosophical. “There’s nothing to explain, it’s just the way things are, it’s football,” he said. “I’m not worried about it, but I’m disappointed, ...

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Coronavirus has infected more than 71,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 71,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Monday in Beijing: — Mainland China: 1,770 deaths among 70,548 cases, mostly in ...

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At least 14 dead in DR Congo road crash

At least 14 people died and some two dozen more were hurt Sunday when a lorry ploughed into vehicles and pedestrians in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa, police said. Citing witness accounts, Kinshasa public security chief Miguel Bagaya told AFP the lorry smashed into a taxi bus and other vehicles as well as pedestrians after its brakes failed. ...

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14 children among up to 22 dead in Cameroon massacre: UN

A massacre in an anglophone region of Cameroon left up to 22 villagers dead including 14 children, the UN said Sunday, with an opposition party blaming the killings on the army. Armed men carried out the bloodshed on Friday in the village of Ntumbo in the Northwest region, James Nunan, a local official of humanitarian coordination agency OCHA, told AFP. ...

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