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Saudi-led airstrike kills 17 in contested Yemeni port city

Yemeni rebel officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels has killed at least 17 people in the port-city of Hodeidah.   A spokesman for the Houthi-rebel-run Health Ministry, Youssef al-Hadari, says that beyond the 17 killed there were also 20 wounded in the Saturday strike on the Gabal Ras area.  Hodeidah, with its key port installations ...

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Floods, landslides in Indonesia leave 22 dead, 15 missing

Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 22 people, mostly children at a school, and leaving 15 others missing, officials said Saturday.   A flash flood with mud and debris from landslides struck Mandailing Natal district in North Sumatra province and smashed an Islamic school in Muara Saladi village, where 21 ...

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11 suspected migrants killed in Greece car crash

Greek police say they have recovered the bodies of 11 people believed to be migrants who recently crossed from Turkey, after the car they were travelling in crashed in northern Greece. Police said the crash occurred just after 5 a.m. (0200 GMT) Saturday near the town of Kavala. The car, which had been heading to the main northern city of ...

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I don’t endorse this behaviour: Farah Khan on Sajid Khan’s #MeToo cases

Director-choreographer Farah Khan, who is filmmaker Sajid Khan’s sister, has opened up about her views on the sexual harassment allegations against her brother. Farah expressed her feelings on Twitter saying that her family is heartbroken with the sexual misconduct allegations against Sajid, reports The Statesman.   “This is a heartbreaking time for my family. We have to work through some ...

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China car sales slump ripples globally

Car sales in China fell 11.6% in September to 2.4 million – the third month in a row of year-on-year decline. The deceleration comes amid a slowdown in China’s economy and has pinched performance at vehicle manufacturers around the world.   At Ford, September sales in the country tumbled 43% compared with 2017, the US carmaker said on Friday.   ...

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Another NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit

Another NASA space telescope has shut down and halted science observations.   Less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope went offline, the Chandra X-ray Observatory did the same thing. NASA said Friday that Chandra’s automatically went into so-called safe mode Wednesday, possibly because of a gyroscope problem.  Hubble went into hibernation last Friday due to a gyroscope failure. ...

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Too fat to fight: Pentagon grapples with obesity epidemic

Forget about the high-tech military challenges from China and Russia, the Pentagon is facing a fast-growing national security threat that could be even trickier to tackle: America’s obesity crisis.   A study released this week has found that nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to join up, a worrying statistic for military officials already facing recruitment challenges.  ...

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BNP leader held in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Police arrested a local leader of Bangladesh National Party (BNP) in an explosive case from Natunbazar area in Biswanath upazila on Saturday noon. The arrestee was identified as Abdul Hai, member of Sylhet District BNP and senior joint-secretary of Biswanath upazila unit BNP. The accused was produced before the court showing him arrested in the explosive case ...

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Youth Handball: Dhaka makes a good start beating Gopalganj 19-13

Dhaka, Oct 13 : Dhaka DSA made a good start in the Walton 5th National Youth Women’s Handball Championship beating Gopalganj DSA by 19-13 goals in the opening match at the Shaheed Capt (Retd) M Mansur Ali Stadium here on Saturday. The winners clearly led the first half by 14-3 goals. State Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid ...

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Much-hyped ‘Jatiya Oikya Front’ launched without B Chy

Photo: Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain speaks at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday. Dhaka, Oct 13 : BNP, Jatiya Oikya Prokriya and Jukta Front on Saturday launched a new opposition alliance, ‘Jatiya Oikya Front’, ahead of the 11th national election without Bikalpadhara Bangladesh President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury. The new alliance envisages realising seven ...

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