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North Korea leader receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump

Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reads a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump. Seoul, Jun 23 : President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously contemplate it.” The White House declined to confirm that Trump had sent a letter ...

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First Bangladeshi expat gets UAE permanent residency ‘Golden Visa.

Monday, 17th June 2019:   Mohammed Mahtabur Rahman, Chairman and Managing Director of Al Haramain Group of Companies, Chairman of NRB Bank Ltd and President of Bangladesh Business Council in Dubai, has become the first Bangladeshi expat to be awarded the UAE permanent residency ‘Golden Visa’. In a statement issued by the company, the recognition comes as Al Haramain Group ...

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Christchurch attack: New Zealand launches gun buy-back scheme

Photo : An armed police officer watches as a man is taken by ambulance staff from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers, as New Zealand police warned people to stay indoors as they tried to determine if more than ...

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8 killed, 11 injured in road accident in Uttar Pradesh

Eight people were killed and 11 others injured when their vehicle collided with a mini-goods carrier on the Moradabad-Agra national highway in Sambhal, the police said today. Superintendent of Police Yamuna Prasad said the accident took place late Tuesday night near Lehrawan village. The victims were returning home after attending a wedding, he said.The injured were hospitalised and the bodies ...

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38 killed in attacks on Mali villages

Thirty-eight people were killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government said Tuesday, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country. No group immediately claimed responsibility for Monday’s attacks but Mali has seen a spate of massacres this year between ethnic Dogon and Fulani communities.“The terrorist ...

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Rescue efforts underway after China quake kills at least 12

Rescue efforts are underway after an earthquake in southwestern China that has left 12 people dead and 134 others injured. The Yibin city press office said on its social media account that 73 houses had collapsed. The Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management said hundreds of firefighters arrived early Tuesday and had rescued eight trapped people.A 6.0 magnitude earthquake and a ...

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Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

Photo : President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington.  Washington, Jun 18 : President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid. In a pair of tweets Monday night, Trump said that U.S. Immigration and ...

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Egypt’s ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Photo : Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a defendant cage in the Police Academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo, Jun 18 : Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his ...

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Death toll in heatwave surges to 61 in India’s Bihar

At least 61 people have died in three districts of Inida’s Bihar as a blistering heatwave swept several places in the state, officials said on Sunday. Thirty people have lost their lives due to the sweltering heat in Aurangabad, while 20 have died in Gaya and 11 in Nawada district so far since Saturday, Disaster Management Department’s Principal Secretary Pratyaya ...

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Jihadist rocket fire kills 12 civilians in Syria: state media

Rocket fire has killed 12 civilians in a regime-held village in northwestern Syria, state news agency SANA has said blaming former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for the attack. SANA said 15 people were also wounded late Sunday in the attack on Al-Wadihi village south of Aleppo city and said HTS, which controls parts of Aleppo’s countryside as well as ...

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