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SpaceX satellite launch lights up night sky, social media

When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California’s Central Coast, both the night sky and social media lit up.   People as far away as San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix and Reno, Nevada, posted photos of the Falcon 9 rocket’s launch and return on October 7 night. It was the first time SpaceX landed the first-stage booster ...

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Lethal diseases can be treated before birth thanks to gene editing

In a first, scientists have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal metabolic disorder in animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth.   Using both CRISPR-Cas9 and base editor 3 (BE3) gene-editing tools, researchers from University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the US reduced cholesterol levels in healthy mice treated in ...

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5 dead in torrential flooding in Spain’s Mallorca island

Emergency services in Spain’s Balearic islands say at least five people have died in flooding caused by a torrential rainstorm, with rescuers looking for an unknown number of people still missing. An emergency services spokeswoman said four people died in Sant Lorrenc, a town about 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Mallorca’s capital, Palma.   The fifth victim was in ...

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Guatemala ex-VP Roxana Baldetti jailed in ‘Magic Water’ scandal

A court in Guatemala has sentenced the former vice-president, Roxana Baldetti, to 15 years and six months in jail for her role in what became known as the “Magic Water” scandal. Prosecutors said that she embezzled millions from a state fund set up to decontaminate a lake.  The chemical formula used as part of the clean-up was an ineffective solution ...

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Jamal Khashoggi: Britain challenges Saudi Arabia

  The UK’s foreign secretary has told Saudi Arabia that Britain expects urgent answers over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a phone call to Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, Jeremy Hunt warned that “friendships depend on shared values”.  Mr Khashoggi was last seen visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, and Turkey says he may ...

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7 Rohingyas held along Satkhira border

Satkhira, Oct 10 : Seven Rohingyas, including women and children, were held from Abaderghat in Sadar upazila early Wednesday while being trafficked to India. The arrestees are Nur Begum, 45, wife of Selim, their three children — Rashida Begum, 5, Jannatara Begum, 3, and Sagar, 1, Hasina Begum, 22, wife of Azizul Haque, their daughter Rozina Begum, 4, and Usun ...

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Arif takes charge as Sylhet mayor

Sylhet Office  : Newly elected Sylhet city mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury takes charge of Nagar Bhaban office in presence of councillors, officials and employees of the city corporation in Sylhet on Monday. Sylhet City Corporation’s newly elected mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury on Monday took over the charge of Nagar Bhaban office for second consecutive time. The city corporation secretary Badrul ...

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3 mega projects among 20 that get Ecnec nod

Photo: PM Sheikh Hasina chairs ECNEC meeting at NEC conference room at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on Tuesday. Dhaka, Oct 9 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 20 development projects involving Tk 32,525 crore. The approval was given at the 146th Ecnec meeting of the current government held at the NEC conference room. “Today, we ...

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President calls for ensuring legal services at low cost

Photo: President Abdul Hamid addresses at a program in his home district Kishoreganj on Tuesday. Dhaka, Oct 9 : President on Tuesday called on the lawyers to ensure legal aid services to general people at low cost. The President made the urge while delivering his speech as chief guest at a reception accorded to him on the second day of ...

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