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76 dead as plane carrying Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team crashes

Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were on board a plane carrying 81 people that crashed in Colombia killing 76 people, police said on Tuesday. Chapecoense, from Brazil’s top league, had been flying in to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the first leg of Wednesday’s Sudamericana final, South America’s equivalent of the Europa League. ‘Six people were rescued alive, but unfortunately ...

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Bangladesh is best investment destination in South Asia, Hasina tells businesses in Hungary

    Bangladesh has the most liberal investment policy in South Asia, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told the business leaders in Hungary. She urged the businesses to invest in Bangladesh while speaking at a programme of the Bangladesh-Hungary Business Forum at capital Budapest. “The cost of establishing business (in Bangladesh) is relatively low. We enjoy ‘duty-free, quota-free’ access to ...

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Record number of boat migrants reaches Italy this year

A record number of migrants have reached Italy by boat from North Africa in 2016, according to official data, as pressure on Italy’s shelter and asylum systems grows. Italy has borne the brunt of new arrivals since the implementation in March of an agreement between the European Union and Turkey to curb the flow of migrants sailing for Greece. As ...

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Rohingyas face shelter, food crisis as influx on

Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh were suffering from food, shelter, and drug crises as influx of the religious minority Muslims of Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh continued on Tuesday when 250 more sneaked into the country. Influx of Rohingyas into Bangladesh continued as Rohingyas were desperate to save their lives in the face continuous persecution on them by Myanmar military since ...

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White House rebuts Trump vote fraud claim

    The White House says there is no evidence to support Donald Trump’s claim of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 US presidential election. Press secretary Josh Earnest dismissed the president-elect’s unsubstantiated allegations that millions of people had cast illegal votes. Trump also alleged voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California, states which Hillary Clinton won. Earnest deferred ...

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London Underground station staff vote to strike in row over safety

Further London Underground strikes are looming in a dispute over jobs and safety following a programme of ticket office closures. The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), which represents 540 station staff, said 67% of the votes cast in a ballot were in favour of a strike, and 90% backed industrial action short of a strike. The union said workers had experienced “unprecedented” levels of ...

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London Mayor and Chief Rabbi take action to help refugees and those in need

Big names lead 40,000 volunteers on largest faith-based day of social action   Key political and religious figures were among 40,000 volunteers all around the world hosting tea parties, making teddy bears, wrapping Christmas presents, cooking meals and collecting goods for refugees and the most vulnerable in society, as part of Mitzvah Day – the UK’s biggest faith-based day of ...

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Reception of international students held in Bonn

Ansar Ahmed Ullah   Bonn, November 26: A reception and orientation for the international students was held in the House of Integration, a project of German-Bangladesh Association in Duisdorf on Saturday. International students from Bonn, Cologne, Siegburg and nearby cities attended the event. The founder President of the House of Integration and noted social activist Juboraj Talukder graced the occasion as the ...

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6 yrs old girl raped in Sylhet

A six-year-old young lady has been assaulted supposedly by a nearby youth in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet. After the occurrence on Saturday, the young lady, a play aggregate understudy of a kindergarten school, was taken to One-Stop Crisis Center at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital on Sunday, said police. Prior, she was taken to the nearby wellbeing complex by ...

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Badrul charged for attempted murder of Khadiza, trial begins Dec 5

A Sylhet court on Tuesday indicted Badrul Alam, the accused in the case filed for attempting to murder college girl Khadiza Begum Nargis over a month ago. After the charge framing, Judge Saifuzzaman Hiru of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court fixed December 5 for starting the trial of the case with deposition. Khadiza is now being treated at the Centre for ...

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