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Over 130 dead as severe weather hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded by heavy snowfall. At least 93 people died and 76 were injured across Pakistan — with several still missing — while a further 39 were killed in Afghanistan, according to officials ...

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ZEE5 to start its journey in Bangladesh with new movie, web series

ZEE5, the digital entertainment destination, is going to launch its official journey in Bangladesh with the release of a new movie, web series and a talent hunt event. The official announcement was made at a programme held at a city hotel on Tuesday. Archana Anand, chief business officer of ZEE5 Global, one of the biggest online-based platforms, shared some of ...

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Boris Johnson: Replace Iran nuclear plan with ‘Trump deal’, says PM

The PM has said the Iran nuclear deal should be replaced with a “Trump deal”. Boris Johnson said he recognised US concerns the 2015 deal was “flawed”, but there had to be a way of stopping Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. “If we’re going to get rid of it then we need a replacement,” he told BBC Breakfast. “Let’s replace ...

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Work to expand export to Middle East countries: PM to envoys

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed Bangladeshi envoys to work for expanding export to import-dependent Middle East countries alongside attracting investment to Bangladesh. “In the case of investment and export, you’ll have to assess which country has what kind of demand. You’ll have to decide and proceed accordingly,” she said pointing at the envoys deployed in nine Middle East countries. ...

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Sacked SI held for cheating people in Cumilla

  Police on Tuesday arrested a sacked sub-inspector from Dhaka’s Khilgaon area for cheating people by introducing himself as top ranked police officer. The arrestee was identified as Fakhruddin Md Azad, of Bakui village in Laksam upazila. Syed Nurul Islam, superintendent of Cumilla police, at a press conference, said a police team arrested Fakhruddin from a house in Khilgaon area ...

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Ways in which hugging can boost your health

Not too fond of hugging? Maybe learning about the many health benefits of it will change your mind. Hugging is a simple gesture that many think of as inconsequential. But, behind an embrace lie many healing powers that can do wonders for your health. And, even if you are not a fan of hugging someone, a simple touch and brushing ...

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Barcelona open record gap over Real in Deloitte Money League

aLa Liga leaders Barcelona have chalked up a victory over rivals Real Madrid after establishing a record gap between first and second place in the latest Deloitte Football Money League. Barcelona topped the 2018/2019 earnings table with 840.8 million euros ($937 million), a record 83.5 million euros ahead of Real (757.3 million euros), while Manchester United, the highest-placed British club ...

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Australian Greens calls for bushfire emergency medical stockpile

File Photo The political party Australian Greens called on the government to establish a climate emergency national medical stockpile to prepare for future bushfire crises. Richard Di Natale, the leader of the Greens, said that under his plan the stockpile would include smoke-filtering masks. The air quality in Melbourne on Tuesday morning dropped to hazardous levels, as smoke from Victoria’s ...

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Oldest material on Earth discovered

Photos : Some of the pre-solar grains in the Murchison meteorite (inset) could have come from evolved stars similar to the Egg Nebula. Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth, reports BBC. They found dust grains within the space rock – which fell to Earth in the 1960s – that are as much ...

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Deepika Padukone’s JNU visit could result in loss of brands, reduced visibility: report

Top brands could be looking to reduce bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s visibility after her appearance in support of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, ahead of the release of her latest film, Chhapaak. According to an Economic Times report, Deepika’s unexpected appearance could affect her financially. Deepika had expressed solidarity with the students, who were allegedly attacked by a violent mob ...

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