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Farmer beaten to death over trifling matter

A farmer was beaten to death over a trifling matter in South Dhalarpar village of Companiganj upazila in Sylhet on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Ershad, 32, son of Rusmat Ali of the village. M Saifur Rahman Khan, officer-in-charge of Companiganj Police Station, said Ershad locked an altercation with Kashem and Amin as his cow entered into their crop-land at ...

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Westminster failings fuelling Cornish ‘crisis of democracy’

  Cornwall is facing a political crisis because of reforms to local democracy, the failure of Westminster to understand the needs of the far south-west of Britain and Brexit, one of the UK’s longest-serving party leaders is warning. Dick Cole, who is celebrating 20 years as the leader of the Cornish party Mebyon Kernow (MK), said he feared Cornwall would lose out ...

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UK weather: Snow sparks road warnings and power cuts

Police have warned drivers of hazardous conditions on roads and thousands of homes in the UK are without power as heavy snow hit parts of the UK. Drivers have been left at a standstill on the A14 in Northamptonshire for several hours, while a lorry crash on the M1 earlier blocked the motorway. There are warnings for ice in Scotland, ...

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Martelletti breaks own record at Barking Christmas Day parkrun

Emdad Rahman : The Barking & Dagenham parkrun on Christmas Day saw ultra marathoner Paul Martelletti break his own course record to add an extra touch of festive cheer to the fun group get together. The previous record attendance at Barking was 155 runners in 2015. Decked out in a Kenya shirt the Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets AC ...

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Turkish president calls Syria’s Assad a ‘terrorist’

Syria’s peace efforts cannot include President Bashar Assad, Turkey’s leader said Wednesday, calling him a “terrorist.” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke during a visit to Tunisia at the end of a four-day Africa trip focusing on economic issues. At a joint news conference with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, Erdogan called Assad a “terrorist who engaged in state terrorism” and ...

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Obama warns against ‘irresponsible’ social media use

Former US president Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January. He warned that such actions were distorting people’s understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation. His successor Donald Trump is a prolific user of Twitter, but Obama did not mention him by name. Obama was quizzed by ...

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Libyan Tawergha families displaced in 2011 to return home

Libyan families displaced from the town of Tawergha after being driven out by militias following the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that evolved into a ruinous civil war can return in February, the head of the UN-backed government in the capital, Tripoli, said. The decision, announced Tuesday by Prime Minister Fayez Serraj, follows a reconciliation deal between representatives of Tawergha and ...

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$5.4 billion United Nations budget for next 2 years approved

The United Nations General Assembly has taken a number of key actions, including the approval of nearly $5.4 billion budget for it for the period of 2018-2019. The budget covers UN activities across a range of areas, including political affairs, international justice and law, regional cooperation for development, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and public information. The approved amount is ...

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Meghan Markle joins royals for Christmas service

Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle has joined the Royal Family for the Christmas Day service at the Queen’s Norfolk estate. The couple arrived at a carol service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Queen returned after missing last year’s service due to a heavy cold. Princes Philip and Charles and ...

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Mariah Carey back to Times Square New Year celebrations after debacle

Mariah Carey must have made a New Year’s resolution to ensure a better sound system. The pop diva confirmed that she will return to Times Square in New York to ring in 2018, a year after she was humiliated by technical issues at the annual televised ball-drop. “We can all agree that last year didn’t go exactly as planned and ...

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