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Korean envoy to travel to North for pre-summit talks

South Korean media say President Moon Jae-in will send an envoy to North Korea next week for talks on a nuclear standoff and to set up a summit planned for next month.   There has been growing worry over the slow pace of getting North Korea to end its nuclear program following President Donald Trump’s landmark summit with North Korean ...

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Chile’s Michelle Bachelet to be new UN Human Rights Chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the world body’s new human rights chief. She replaced Jordan’s outspoken Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who is stepping down at the end of the month after a four-year term in the Geneva-based job.   Bachelet, a victim of torture under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, was conservative Chile’s ...

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Afghan official says roadside bomb kills 5 police in east

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed five border police and wounded four others in eastern Nangarhar province. A vehicle carrying the officers struck the mine in Achin District on Thursday, police officer Qais Saifi told The Associated Press on Friday.   No one immediately took responsibility but Saifi blamed the Islamic State group, saying they regularly plant ...

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Pakistan rally ends after Dutch cartoon contest is canceled

Thousands of Pakistan’s hard-line Islamists have called off their rally after reaching near Islamabad following the cancellation of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest by a Dutch anti-Muslim lawmaker. The far-right opposition politician Geert Wilders said Thursday he canceled the cartoon contest following death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk.   The decision prompted Khadim Hussain Rizvi, ...

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Television reporter killed in Mexico

A Mexican television reporter was shot dead Wednesday in the resort city of Cancun, becoming the eighth journalist to be killed this year in a country notoriously dangerous for the media. Javier Enrique Rodriguez Valladares worked as a cameraman and reporter for Canal 10.   The station said his family had confirmed his death.   The government of Quintana Roo ...

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2 held with 100 kgs of hemp in B’baria

Brahmanbaria, Aug 31 : Members of Narcotics Department in a drive arrested two people along with 100 kgs of hemp from islampur in Bijoynagar upazila on Thursday. The arrestees were identified as Manna Mia, 41, son of Mantu Mia of Islampur village, and Jamal, 18, son of Yusuf Ali of Char Islampur village in the upazila. Tipped off, a team ...

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Bimstec leaders reaffirm commitment to enhance connectivity

Nepalese PM K P Sharma Oli, the chair of the inaugural session, said in his opening remarks that the regional institution is an idea that deeper integration can unleash the economic dynamism and address the development needs of countries and people—and is a medium to accelerate social progress and promote collaboration and partnership. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Aug 31 : The ...

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One held with 4 gold bars, ornaments at Dhaka airport

Photo: Arrested a man along with four gold bars and gold ornaments. Dhaka, Aug 31 : Officials of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) arrested a man along with four gold bars and gold ornaments, weighing 564 grams, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here early Friday. The arrestee was identified as Mohammad Salauddin. Director General (DG) of CIID Dr Shahidul ...

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Bus driver, owner sued over Kushtia baby girl’s death

Kushtia, Aug 31 : A case was filed against three people, including a bus driver and its owner, in connection with the death of a baby girl in an accident in the district town on Thursday. Harunur Rashid, father of the deceased, filed the case against bus driver Khokon, its owner Joynul and supervisor Yunus with Kushita Model Police Station ...

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Britain’s May in Kenya to boost economic ties amid Brexit

Nairobi, Aug 30 : British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday became the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa’s commercial hub and neighboring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost economic ties ahead of a bumpy exit from the European Union in March. May met with President Uhuru Kenyatta on ...

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