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3 dead in helicopter crash in Honolulu suburb

Photo: Police and firefighters respond to the scene of a helicopter crash in a residential neighborhood of Kailua, Hawaii, Monday, April 29, 2019. Honolulu, Apr 30 : Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community as a tour helicopter crashed and killed all three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. “All you could see ...

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Pentagon to send 320 more troops to US-Mexico border

The US Defense Department announced Monday it would deploy around 320 additional troops to the southern border with Mexico to support immigration officials. The troops, set to deploy until the end of September, will add to around 2,900 active duty military and 2,000 National Guard members currently posted to the border.Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis said the troops would ...

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6 Killed in Attack on Church in Burkina Faso

Six people, including a pastor, were killed in an attack on a Christian church in Burkina Faso, a government spokesman said. The violence took place Sunday in the village of Silgadji, in the country’s north, not far from the volatile border with Mali. Urbain Kabore, the communications director for the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, said Monday that the six ...

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Charitable trust graft case: HC accepts Khaleda’s appeal

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, Apr 30 : The High Court on Tuesday accepted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s appeal challenging her conviction in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. The bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman also stayed a Tk 10 lakh fine imposed by the subordinate court. Former prime minister Khaleda was sentenced ...

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Atalanta beats Udinese 2-0 to move to 4th in Serie A

Photo: Atalanta’s Marten De Roon, left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring from the penalty spot his side’s opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Udinese at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Monday, April 29, 2019. Milan, Apr 30 : Atalanta continued its fantastic season as it produced two late goals to beat ...

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Robotics startup that made cute toy Cozmo shuts down

Photo: Anki Cozmo coding robot is on display at CES International in Las Vegas. San Francisco, Apr 30 : A startup that tried to advance the dream of intelligent robots in the home with its toy robot Cozmo is shutting down. San Francisco-based Anki says it’s laying off its employees on Wednesday after failing to raise enough money to keep ...

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Cyclone ‘Fani’ intensifies into ‘very severe cyclonic storm’

Dhaka, Apr 30 : Severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ in the Southeast Bay and adjoining Southwest Bay, has moved slightly northwards and intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm”. It is likely to intensify further and move in a north/northwesterly direction, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department said in a bulletin. The storm was centred about 1,325 km Southwest of Chattogram port, 1,260 ...

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Outgoing Saudi envoy meets PM

Outgoing Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Abdullah Bin HM Al-Mutairi pays his farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office on Monday, Apr 29, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Apr 29 : Outgoing Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Abdullah Bin HM Al-Mutairi paid his farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office on ...

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Sayeed elected Hockey Federation general secretary

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Apr 29 : Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club Hockey Committee Chairman and Mohammedan SC councillor AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed was elected new general secretary of the Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) on Monday. Sayeed beat outgoing general secretary and first captain of Bangladesh National Hockey team Abdus Sadeque by 47-36 votes in the much-talked-about election. In an instant reaction, ...

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President urges physicians to reduce consultation fees

President Abdul Hamid addressing as the chief guest the Seventh Biennial Conference of Bangladesh Community Ophthalmology Society at Radisson Blue Dhaka Water Garden hotel on Monday, April 29, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Apr 29 : President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged specialist physicians to serve patients more sincerely and take an initiative to reduce their consultation fees as these are ...

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