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Boko Haram blamed for deadly attack on Nigeria village

At least 50 people are reported to have been killed in north-eastern Nigeria in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.   Pictures from the village of Dalori show burned-out buildings and charred livestock.   Fires from the burning village could be seen in the the city of Maiduguri, nearly 10km (six miles) away.   One witness ...

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ISIS publicly beheads its fighters for desertion: Report

Observers said the beheadings were made in a bid to terrorise ISIS members who may leave their posts in the war-torn region. (File photo)   ISIS has reportedly beheaded over 20 of its fighters in full public view for trying to flee a war zone in Iraq’s Mosul city, sending out a chilling warning to others in the terror group ...

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Bombs kill 45, wound 110 near Syria shrine: State Media

The Sayyida Zeinab mosque contains the grave of a granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed and is particularly revered as a pilgrimage site by Shiite Muslims. Beirut, Lebanon:  At least 45 people were killed and 110 wounded today in three bomb blasts near a revered Shiite shrine south of the Syrian capital Damascus, state media reported. State news agency SANA had ...

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Obama to make first visit to US mosque next week

President Barack Obama will make his first visit as president to a U.S. mosque next week in a defense of religious freedom, the White House said, following a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States. Obama will visit on Wednesday the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque, where he will hold a roundtable with the community and deliver remarks, a ...

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Shanto set historic milestone in Youth ODI cricket

Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket Team vice-captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto laid down a historic milestone as he became the highest run-getter in the history of youth ODIs with 1747 runs, including two centuries and 2 fifties. The middle-order batsman Shanto completed this remarkable job during the Bangladesh vs Scotland Group-A 2nd match of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at Sheikh Kamal ...

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Tigers on quarters after easy win against Scotland

Young tigers have won their second group match quite comfortably by 114 runs against Scotland in the 14th fixture of ICC U19 World Cup today. After a steady start from openers Scotland stumble in their chase of a competitive target of 257 against Bangladesh. Earlier in the day, two hundred-run partnerships from Bangladesh batsmen took the host to 256 for ...

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Surgery for Bangladesh’s ‘tree man’ to remove warts

Abul Bajandar, a father of one, said he tried cutting the warts when they first appeared, but it was extremely painful. (AFP photo) Dhaka, Bangladesh:  A Bangladeshi father dubbed “Tree Man” for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet will finally have surgery to remove the growths that first began appearing 10 years ago, a hospital said today. Abul ...

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Work hard to push Bangladesh ahead, President asks students

The President has made the call as he addresses the 4th convocation of the Chittagong University President Abdul Hamid on Sunday said there must be relentless efforts, self criticism and cooperation to turn Bangladesh into a middle income nation by 2021 and a developed nation by 2041. “Bangladesh is advancing towards prosperity. Significant advancement has been made in education, women ...

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speakers of South Asian countries call on JS Speaker

Speakers of different South Asian countries, who are now in the city to attend the South Asian Speakers’ Summit, made a courtesy call on Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad (JS) and CPA executive committee chairperson Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury at her JS Secretariat office today, reports UNB. Speaker of Indian Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of Afghanistan House of the People (Wolesi ...

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PM changes Cabinet meeting venue for SSC examinees

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed to change the venue of Monday’s (Feb 1) Cabinet meeting for the convenience of the SSC and equivalent examinees. The PM took this decision to facilitate the movement of the examinees to their respective examination centres, said PM’s Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan on Sunday. The changed venue of the cabinet meeting is ...

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