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“1917,” “Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood” win Golden Globes

  The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917” won best picture, drama, and Quentin Tarantino’s radiant Los Angeles fable “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” won best film, comedy or musical. The wins for ...

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Fears over US-Iran clash shake Mideast markets

Photo: A woman crosses a street in front of a billboard showing a portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike early Friday in Iraq, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Major stock markets in the Middle East are trading down on fears of a conflict between Iran and the U.S. after ...

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Three Americans Killed in Al Shabaab Militant Attack in Kenya

Three Americans – one U.S. military servicemember and two contractors – were killed by Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group during an attack on Sunday on a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, the U.S. military said. The military’s Africa Command confirmed the deaths and said two other Americans who work for the U.S. Department of ...

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Canada rallies to beat Russia 4-3, wins world juniors gold

Akil Thomas scored the winning goal in the final period and Canada rallied from two goals down to beat Russia 4-3 in the final of the world junior hockey championship on Sunday. It was the 18th title for Canada, the most successful team in the tournament. Thomas backhanded the puck past goaltender Amir Miftakhov with 3:58 left for his only ...

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Overspeed behind Faridpur accident that killed 6: Police

Overspeed, poor visibility and using the wrong lane are believed to have led to the road accident in which six lives were lost in Faridpur Sadar Upazila’s Kanaipur area on Monday morning. The victims include four of a family. Police identified the deceased as Dr Shariful Islam Hadi, his daughter Tabassum, sister-in-law Takia, her daughter Tanzu, his friend sub-inspector Faruk ...

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Trump’s threats draw Iran’s cultural sites into tensions

  Iran’s ancient and rich cultural landscape has become a potential U.S. military target as Washington and Tehran lob threats and take high-stakes steps toward a possible open conflict. President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday evening that if Iran attacks any American assets to avenge the killing of a top Iranian general, the U.S. has 52 targets across the Islamic Republic ...

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Iraqi parliament votes to expel US troops

The Iraqi parliament has voted for a resolution to ask the government to end the agreement to host US troops in Iraq. The move would essentially oust US troops and all other foreign troops from Iraq. The Iraqi parliament voted on Sunday to remove US troops from Iraq. In an extraordinary session, lawmakers voted for a resolution to ask the ...

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Feels good to help others as Rotarian: Minister Mozammel

Mentioning that helpless people around the world are being benefited by the services of Rotary, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Saturday said it feels good to help others as a Rotarian. “More than 1.2 million Rotarians in 3,000 Rotary clubs in the world are engaged in humanitarian services. I feel proud as a Rotarian for the last ...

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Be a people-friendly force, PM asks police

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked police personnel to make them the ‘police of people’, saying it is very easy to eliminate any crime through gaining people’s confidence and trust. “Police personnel will have to establish themselves as the police of people. It’s very easy to contain any type of crime through gaining people’s trust and confidence. ...

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BRITISH BANGLADESHI CONSULTANCY WINS BEST BUSINESS AWARD

Kazient Privacy Experts has been named the Best Small to Medium-sized Business of 2019 at the Best Business Awards (BBAs). Hailed as one of the UK’s highest profile awards, the BBAs has recognised Kazient’s pragmatic and innovative approach to GDPR compliance solutions. In a world where the use of data is more abundant, far-reaching and instantaneous, the value of privacy ...

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