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Boat carrying migrants from Bangladesh, other countries sinks in Turkey; Seven dead

A boat carrying migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan  and Afghanistan has sunk in Lake Van in eastern Turkey, with at least seven people dead, officials say, reports BBC. The lake is near the border with Iran, from where migrants often cross into Turkey on their journey towards Europe. Sixty-four people were rescued and taken to nearby hospitals and shelters. The incident ...

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Stand by people selflessly: PM to BAF cadets

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said it is everyone’s expectation that newly-commissioned officer cadets of Bangladesh Air Force will stand beside people selflessly and serve the country. “You’ll remain beside people selflessly and serve the country … this is the expectation of all,” she said while speaking at the President’s Parade 2019 here at Bangladesh Air Force Academy. From ...

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Know how to deal with holiday hangover

The festivities are in full swing right now. But with the year ending, and the new year waiting to be ushered in, the holiday season will end in a jiffy, reports The Indian Express. And before you know, you will be pulled into the daily grind. This is the most confusing period because you are still reeling from the festive ...

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Afghan official: Suicide bombing kills 6 troops in the north

A powerful suicide car bombing targeted an Afghan army compound in the country’s north on Thursday morning, killing six Afghan soldiers, the defense ministry said, blaming the Taliban for the attack. Shortly after the bomber detonated the car laden with explosives, a group of insurgents stormed into the compound, setting of a shootout with Afghan forces. There was no immediate ...

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Death toll in Indonesia bus plunge rises to 35

At least 35 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine in Indonesia, officials said in a new toll Thursday, reports AFP. A rescue team in Indonesia’s island of Sumatra on Thursday continued the search for a third day to find more bodies after seven new victims were found in a river late on Wednesday.According to a passenger ...

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Legal notice served seeking security for DUCSU VP Nur

A Supreme Court lawyer has served legal notices to Home Secretary, Dhaka University Vice Chancellor and Proctor seeking proper steps in ensuring security of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) VP Nurul Haque Nur. Moniruzzaman Linkon, lawyer of the Supreme Court, sent the legal notices on Thursday . The notice said everyone is worried over the attack on DUCSU VP Nur. ...

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Lindsey Vonn goes social with P.K. Subban marriage proposal

Lindsey Vonn popped the question to hockey star P.K. Subban. “Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, in a “non traditional” move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes,” Vonn tweeted on Christmas Day. “Yes (bashful emoji) ! Women aren’t the only ones who should get engagement rings!” The former ski racer closed ...

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Asian shares mostly higher in quiet post-Christmas trading

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday with many world markets closed for Christmas holidays. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.6% to 23,924.92, while the Kospi in South Korea edged 0.1% higher to 2,191.71. The Shanghai Composite index picked up 0.3% to 2,989.56. India’s Sensex lost 0.2% to 41,380.45. In Southeast Asia, benchmarks were mixed, while Taiwan was flat. ...

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Barca and Madrid lead in Spain at winter break despite flaws

Even though Barcelona and Real Madrid have yet to dominate like in past seasons, the two heavyweights are at the top of the Spanish league for the winter break. Lionel Messi’s Barcelona will head into 2020 with a two-point advantage over second-place Madrid after completing 18 of 38 rounds. Barcelona got off to a slow start with only two wins ...

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Woman found dead in Habiganj

                    Habiganj Correspondent : Police recovered the body of an unidentified woman from a paddy field at Rajiura in Sadar upazila early Thursday. On information, police recovered the body around 1:30am, said Md Masuk Ali, officer-in-charge of Habiganj Sadar Police Station. Police say they initially suspect that the victim had been ...

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