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Obama’s half-brother votes for Donald Trump

Barack Obama’s half-brother said he was so disappointed with the Democratic party that he will vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump.   Malik Obama said he supports Trump because of his frustrations with the Obama administration – from its role in ousting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to the administration’s support of same-sex marriage.   “I feel like a Republican now ...

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China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

   Top envoys from China and North Korea held talks  on the sidelines of a regional summit in Laos as tensions run high on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. North Korea’s newly minted Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho, a former nuclear negotiator for the hermit state, and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi met in the capital Vientiane. It is ...

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Munich gunman ‘planned attack for year’

  The teenage gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday had been planning his attack for a year, German authorities say. David Ali Sonboly, 18, who had a Glock pistol and more than 300 bullets, killed himself after the attack. Bavarian officials said the gunman, still not officially named, appeared to have bought the illegal pistol used in ...

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Saudi Air defense forces shoot down missile fired from Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen says Saudi air defense forces have shot down a ballistic missile fired at the kingdom from Yemen. A statement carried on the official Saudi Press Agency says the missile targeting the southern city of Najran was intercepted at 9:30 a.m. local time on Saturday. No damage or casualties were reported. The Saudi-led coalition backs ...

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Adolf Hitler’s birthplace loathes link to him but not the building

BRAUNAU AM INN, AUSTRIA: Adolf Hitler was born in the house behind her and the building is a natural draw for tourists. But when asked about her hometown’s most important landmark, Ivonne Bekking gestured down the road toward a baroque church steeple. It’s a well-taught defense mechanism in Braunau am Inn, where Klara Hitler gave birth to Adolf in 1889 ...

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Stay alert about students, President asks universities

President Abdul Hamid on Monday asked the authorities of the country’s universities to remain alert so that their students do not get involved in terrorist and militant activities. He also advised the authorities to increase students counseling aimed at refraining them from engaging in anti-social activities. The President, also the Chancellor of country’s all universities, gave the directive when newly ...

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US, Bangladesh hold same views over homegrown terrorists: Bernicat

  Apparently stepping back from the debate over IS presence in Bangladesh, the United States has said the recent acts of terrorism in various countries “have been homegrown” and they have the same views with Bangladesh government over recent attacks here.   “So, I don’t think we’ve a difference in the way we view your government’s view of what’s happening ...

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PM denounces Munich shooting

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today strongly condemned the dastardly shooting incident in Munich, Germany that killed nine young innocent lives and left many more injured.   “I am deeply shocked and grieved by the shooting incident in Munich and I, along with the people and the government of Bangladesh, strongly condemn this horrific act of violence and stand in solidarity ...

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AL govt. media friendly: Inu

  Terming the present Awami League government journalist and mass media friendly, Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu today said the present administration led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes in the freedom of press.   The information minister said this while replying to a written question of treasury bench member Nurul Islam Omar in the Jatiya Sangsad.   He said ...

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Quasem gets another month for review

The hearing of a petition by war crimes convict Mir Quasem Ali to review his death sentence has been deferred. A four-member bench headed by chief justice SK Sinha fixed Aug 24 to hear the matter after today’s hearing. The Supreme Court’s order came on Monday after it accepted the defence counsel’s plea for more time. Earlier on June 21, ...

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