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Jordan floods sweep away students, teachers near Dead Sea, 18 dead

Floods sweep away students, teachers near Dead Sea, 18 dead   Flash floods unleashed by heavy rains swept away middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs near the Dead Sea on Thursday, killing 18 and injuring 35 as the torrent carried some for several kilometers, a civil defense official said.  Thirteen people escaped without injuries, said Brig. Gen. Farid ...

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Royals Harry and Meghan dedicate forest reserves in Tonga

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Friday dedicated two forest reserves in Tonga as they continued their trip of the South Pacific. Prince Harry said Tonga is leading by example and “understands deeply” the impact of environmental changes because the islands of the archipelago are directly affected.   Harry and wife Meghan visited Tupou College to make the dedication. ...

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Sir Philip Green named over harassment claims

Retail billionaire Sir Philip Green has been named in Parliament as the leading businessman accused by a newspaper of sexual and racial harassment. Peter Hain, who identified him in the Lords, said it was his duty to name him, given the “serious and repeated” nature of the allegations.   The Telegraph accused but did not name the businessman on Tuesday. ...

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Google fired 48 for sexual harassment

Google said Thursday it fired 48 employees in the past two years, including 13 “senior” executives, as a result of sexual harassment allegations, citing “an increasingly hard line” on inappropriate conduct.   The US tech giant issued the statement from chief executive Sundar Pichai in response to a New York Times report that one senior Google employee, Android creator Andy ...

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UK fines Facebook £500,000 over users’ data breach

Britain’s Information Commissioner (ICO) has slapped Facebook with a fine of £500,000, the maximum possible, for its behaviour in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.   The ICO’s investigation found that between 2007 to 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by giving app developers access to their information without informed consent.  The fine was the maximum allowed under the ...

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Armed drones, iris scanners: China’s high-tech security gadgets

From virtual reality police training programmes to gun-toting drones and iris scanners, a public security expo in China showed the range of increasingly high-tech tools available to the country’s police.   The exhibition, which ran Tuesday to Friday in Beijing, emphasised surveillance and monitoring technology just as the Communist government’s domestic security spending has skyrocketed.  Facial-recognition screens analysing candid shots ...

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BNP leader Salahuddin acquitted by Shillong court

BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed embraces his lawyer AP Mohanty after getting acquitted in a case filed over illegally entering Indian territory on Friday, October 26, 2018. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Oct 26 : A court in India’s Shillong on Friday acquitted BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed in a case filed over illegally entering Indian territory. The court of the first class judicial ...

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Transport worker killed in clashes with cops in city

Photo: Police engage in clash with a group of transport workers and toll collectors at city’s Postogola area on Friday, October 26, 2018. Dhaka, Oct 26 : A man was killed and several others injured in a triangular clash among police, transport workers and toll collectors at Buriganga Bridge in Postogola area here on Friday. The deceased was identified as ...

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Dhaka, Beijing agree on Intel sharing; fight terrorism together

3 cooperation documents signed; tripartite talks on Rohingya repatriation soon Photo: A home minister-level meeting between Bangladesh and China was held in Dhaka on Friday, October 26, 2018. Dhaka, Oct 26 : Bangladesh and China signed three cooperation documents here on Friday as the two countries are seeking close cooperation and intelligence sharing over issues like terrorism, transnational crimes and ...

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One held with 5 kgs of gold in Benapole

Photo: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrest a man along with five kgs of gold from Barokota border point in Benapole Port area on Friday. Benapole, Oct 26 : Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested a man along with five kgs of gold from Barokota border point in Benapole Port area on Friday. The arrestee was identified as ...

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