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Italy opens probe into Ryanair hand luggage charges

Italy’s competition watchdog has opened a inquiry into Ryanair’s decision to charge people to take hand luggage on to the plane. Antitrust said hand luggage was “an essential element of transport” and should be included in the ticket price.   From November, passengers will still be able to take a small personal bag into the cabin, as long as it ...

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Tazia processions begin marking holy Ashura

Shia community members brought out Tazia processions in the city marking holy Ashura. A Tajia procession started from Imambara Husaini Dalan in Old Dhaka which is being escorted by law enforcers. Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), is being observed in the country today with due religious fervour and solemnity, reports UNB.   On this day ...

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US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles. It says such purchases contravene US sanctions on Moscow introduced in response to Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged inference in US politics.   China recently bought 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 missiles.   Beijing has not joined ...

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44 dead as Tanzanian ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

At least 44 people died when after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian official said late Thursday, and the death toll was expected to rise when rescue efforts resumed at daybreak. Thirty-seven people were rescued after the sinking Thursday afternoon, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told The Associated Press.   “I cannot speculate” how many people had ...

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New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help. The slide surged down on about 30 houses in two rural villages after daybreak in Naga city in Cebu province, city police chief Roderick Gonzales said by ...

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Woman kills three in Maryland shooting

A woman shot dead three people and injured three more before turning a gun on herself in an attack at a warehouse complex in Maryland, US police say.   The shooting happened on Thursday morning at a pharmacy distribution centre in Perryman, near Baltimore.  The attacker, Snochia Moseley, 26, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The motive for her attack ...

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Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

At least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, relief agency officials said Thursday.   Bagre Dam is located on the White Volta river that begins in Burkina Faso and which converges with the Black Volta downstream and feeds into Lake Volta in southern ...

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Hundreds feared missing as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

Hundreds of people are feared missing after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in north Tanzania.   A senior local official told Reuters that 42 people had been confirmed dead, adding that rescue efforts had been suspended until dawn on Friday.  Another official said earlier on Thursday that the vessel was overloaded with more than 400 people on board.   ...

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Bangladesh face India in super four round of Asia Cup today

Confident Bangladesh take on tournament favorite India in the opening super four match of the ACC Asia Cup scheduled to be held on Friday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The match kicks off at 5.30 pm.   After a thumping victory over Sri Lanka in their tournament opening match, the Tigers aim to carry ...

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Birthday boy Rashid stars as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh

Talented spinner Rashid Khan celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring a half century and taking two wickets as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh by 136 runs in the Asia Cup on Thursday.   Rashid scored a rapid unbeaten 32-ball 57 with eight fours and a six to lift Afghanistan to an imposing 255-7 after their captain Asghar Afghan won the toss and ...

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