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Finland praises govt for support to Rohingyas

Diplomats from Finland to visit Cox’s Bazar Saturday Rohingya refugees moving towards a refugee camp after crossing the Naf river in Teknaf. File photo Dhaka, Sept 28 : Ahead of her visit to Cox’s Bazar district, Ambassador of Finland to Bangladesh and India Nina Vaskunlahti has appreciated the government of Bangladesh for its support to the Rohingyas living in the ...

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Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

Passengers were forced to swim for their lives Friday when an airliner ditched into a lagoon after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island and began sinking.   The Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 was attempting to land at Weno airport in Micronesia but ended up half submerged in Chuuk lagoon after the accident on Friday morning.  Within minutes, locals ...

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1,001 ways to lose a Nobel Prize

It’s easier to lose a Nobel Prize than to win one.   Smuggled out to impress girls in a bar, or dissolved to prevent the Nazis from getting their hands on one, the precious gold medals have gone missing in crazy, tragic or spectacular ways over the more than hundred-year history of the Nobel Prize.  Here are some of them: ...

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7 Mali soldiers, driver killed after vehicles hit explosives

Mali’s defense minister says seven soldiers and a driver were killed after two military vehicles hit explosive devices. The minister said in a statement Thursday that the vehicles hit the explosives on Wednesday between Bambaramaoude and Douentza.   Also Thursday, the minister of security and civilian protection reported that the death toll from attacks on a nomadic community that began ...

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Six dead in Kashmir violence ahead of polls: Indian officials

Six people were killed in mounting violence ahead of local elections in Kashmir as Indian authorities imposed a curfew and suspended mobile internet services in the disputed territory on Thursday. There were at least four separate shootings in the restive Himalayan region, where an armed insurgency against Indian rule has raged for three decades, costing tens of thousands of lives. ...

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Netherlands foil ‘major terrorist attack’

Police in the Netherlands have arrested seven men over an alleged plot to carry out what they describe as a major terrorist attack involving guns and explosives.   Police say the men were trying to source AK47s, hand grenades and bomb materials to carry out their attack.  The men, aged between 21 and 34, were arrested on Thursday.   Three ...

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Canada revoke Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

Canada lawmakers have unanimously passed a motion to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship.   More and more Canadian politicians have been calling on Ottawa to revoke the honour bestowed on the de facto Myanmar leader in 2007 over her complicity in the brutal crackdown of the Rohingya people.  A United Nations fact-finding mission recently found ...

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Lisa Ray: My memoir is like my third baby

Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray says penning her life story for a memoir, which will be out in the summer of 2019, has transported her to myriad experiences and the emotions of a life lived “close to the bone”. Lisa, who recently surprised everyone with the news of becoming a mother of twins through surrogacy, will be publishing the book with ...

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Sued by Starbucks, Indian coffee chain changes name

An Indian coffee shop chain rhyming with Starbucks and with a similar logo has agreed to change its name after being sued by the US giant, the Indian firm said Friday.   Starbucks, which entered the vast Indian market in 2012 and now has 125 outlets, began legal proceedings against “SardarBuksh”, which has 25 shops in New Delhi, in July.  ...

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Hayabusa 2 rovers send new images from Ryugu surface

Japan’s space agency (Jaxa) has released new images from the robot rovers it has deployed to the surface of an asteroid. The photos reveal new details of the surface of the space rock, which is known as Ryugu.   On 21 September, the rovers were released on to the surface by the “mothership”, Hayabusa 2.   Hayabusa 2 reached Ryugu ...

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