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Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The U.K.’s departure became official at 11 p.m. (2300GMT), midnight in Brussels, where the EU is headquartered. Thousands of enthusiastic Brexit supporters gathered outside Britain’s Parliament ...

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Coronavirus: Bangladeshis brought back from Wuhan taken to Ashkona

Photo: Travelers wearing face masks line up near the Japan Airlines check-in counters at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. Bangladeshi citizens brought back from China’s Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, on Saturday morning have been kept at the quarantine unit at Ashkona Hajj Camp. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Bangladeshis landed at ...

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Brexit turns sea crossing into journey through dimensions

People stand on a hill overlooking the first ferry to dock in the port of Dover, England, after the Britain left the European Union on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. With little fuss and not much fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the ...

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Elizabeth Banks being honored with parade, roast at Harvard

In this file photo, Elizabeth Banks poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK premiere of ‘Charlie’s Angels’, at a central London cinema. Actor and director  Elizabeth Banks is being honored as Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe. The “Hunger Games” star will be paraded through Harvard Square and then awarded a golden pudding ...

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India pulls off another Super Over win over New Zealand

For the second time in three days, India pulled off a dramatic Super Over win over a New Zealand team haunted by the recurring pain of tiebreaker losses. Four wickets fell in an astonishing final over in regulation play as New Zealand, needing seven runs to win off six balls with seven wickets in hand, self-destructed and ended tied with ...

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Voters have no confidence in election system: Dr Kamal

  Voicing dissatisfaction over the low voter turnout, Jatiya Oikya Front Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday said voters are not coming to polling stations as they have no confidence in the election system. “I’m not satisfied at all with the voter turnout. It takes a long time to cast vote. Among 2,600 voters, less than a hundred votes were ...

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Brexit: UK leaves the European Union

The UK has officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership – and more than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum. The historic moment, which happened at 23:00 GMT, was marked by both celebrations and anti-Brexit protests. Candlelit vigils were held in Scotland, which voted to stay in the EU, while Brexiteers partied ...

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Quader’s condition improves

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was shifted to a cabin from Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Saturday morning as his condition improved. Abu Naser, public relations officer of the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry, said physicians advised the minister to rest for two days. Quader, also general secretary of ruling Awami ...

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Dhaka City Election: 3 journalists injured in attacks

  Three journalists were injured in separate attacks while covering the Dhaka city election on Saturday. Mostafizur Rahman Sumon, a reporter of online news portal Agami.com, was attacked allegedly by the Awami League-led councillor candidate at Rayerbazar Sadek Khan Road in Mohammadpur around 11am. He was first taken to ZH Sikder Women’s Medical College Hospital before being shifted to Dhaka ...

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CEC ‘satisfied’ with overall Dhaka city election environment

People’s response to EVM positive, he says   Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Saturday he was happy with the overall atmosphere of the Dhaka city election. “I’m satisfied,” he said, when asked about his reaction to the overall situation. The CEC interacted with the media after casting his vote at IES School & College in city’s Uttara around ...

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