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Swedish man shot in front of family in UK

A man shot dead on Christmas Eve was attacked in front of his family after a night out, police said, reports BBC. Flamur Beqiri, a Swedish national, was killed in Battersea Church Road in south-west London at about 21:00 GMT.Neighbours described hearing multiple gunshots followed by a woman screaming “desperately” for help. A spokesperson for the Met Police said the ...

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Drizzle likely across the country

Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Friday predicted that light rain or drizzle may occur in different parts of the country in the next 24 hours commencing 9 am today. “Light rain or drizzle is likely to occur at a few places over Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Khulna, Barisal, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Rajshahi divisions,” said ...

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Internet restrictions ahead of fresh India protests

Mobile internet was cut on Friday in parts of India’s most populous state and thousands of riot police were deployed as authorities readied for fresh protests over a citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim. Twenty-seven people have died in two weeks of at times violent demonstrations after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government made it easier for non-Muslims from three countries to ...

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Kazakhstan plane crash: Death toll rises to 15

A passenger plane has crashed in Kazakhstan, killing at least 15 people. Officials say the aircraft from Bek Air – a Kazakh airline – went down shortly after taking off from Almaty airport on Friday morning local time, smashing into a building.At least 60 injured people, including children, were taken to hospitals. Flight Z92100 was en route from Almaty, Kazakhstan’s ...

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Gaibandha-3 MP Dr Yunus Ali Sarkar dies

Dr Yunus Ali Sarkar, MP of Gaibandha -3 (Sadullapur-Palshbari), has passed away. He was 66. He breathed his last at a private hospital in the capital on Friday morning. He was elected MP from Gaibandha-3 from Awami League in the eleventh parliamentary election.Dr Yunus Ali was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time in 2014 from the ...

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Awami League’s full-fledged committee announced

The ruling Awami League on Thursday night announced its full-fledged central committee. Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader announced committee after five days of their triennial council took place on December 21. In a press conference at AL president’s Dhanmondi office, the newly elected general secretary announced the committee at around 9:00 pm.On December 21, the partial committee was declared ...

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Dhaka, Beijing discuss ways for early repatriation of Rohingyas

Photo : Courtesy Bangladesh and China on Thursday discussed ways for the “early repatriation” of Rohingyas, currently taking shelter in Cox’s Bazar district, to their place of origin in Rakhine State of Myanmar. Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming met Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and discussed the Rohingya crisis apart from other ...

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Five-day BGB-BSF DG level confce begins in Delhi

A five-day director general-level border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) began at BSF camp in Chhawla of New Delhi on Thursday. Sources at the BGB headquarters here said the formal meeting began around 10am local time. BGB Director General (DG) Major General Md Shafeenul Islam is leading an 11-member Bangladesh delegation, while his ...

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No controversial candidate will get AL nomination in Dhaka city polls: Quader

Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said no controversial candidate will get party nomination for the posts of mayors and councillors in the elections to two Dhaka city corporations this year. “Those, who have more popularity and are loved by the people, will be given the party tickets for contesting in the mayor and councillor posts in ...

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Christmas typhoon leaves 16 dead in Philippines

A typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines over Christmas left at least 16 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, officials said. Typhoon Phanfone made landfall on Christmas Eve and hit several islands in the Visayas group on Christmas day in the predominantly Catholic country. It brought heavy rains, strong winds and flash floods that caused thousands ...

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