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UN rights chief urges new panel for Myanmar prosecutions

The UN rights chief called Monday for the creation of a new “mechanism” tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority.   In her first speech as head of the UN rights office, Michelle Bachelet called on the UN Human Rights Council to create “an independent international mechanism for Myanmar, ...

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Remove illegal establishments from Hatirjheel in 7 days: High Court

The High Court has directed the authorities concerned to remove all the establishments beyond the layout plan of Hatirjheel-Begunbari project within seven days.   An HC-bench, led by Justice MdNazrul Islam Talukder and Justice K M Hafijul Alam, came up with the order on Monday after hearing a writ petition filed in the form of public interest litigation.  Advocate Manzil Morshed stood ...

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NASA’s Curiosity rover captures panoramic view of dusty Martian skies

NASA’s Curiosity rover has beamed back a 360-degree panoramic view of the Martian landscape, revealing reddish-brown skies darkened by a fading global dust storm that has enshrouded the red planet for weeks.   The panorama, captured from Curiosity’s current location on Vera Rubin Ridge, also includes a rare view by the Mast Camera of the rover itself, revealing a thin ...

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Mbappe, Giroud score as France makes successful return home

Any lingering doubts that Kylian Mbappe is French soccer’s most valuable jewel were erased Sunday as the teenage striker celebrated the world champions’ return home with a superb display — and a goal — in a 2-1 win over the Netherlands.   Back to its home ground at the Stade de France for the first time since winning the World ...

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Djokovic wins US Open for 14th major, tying ‘idol’ Sampras

The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was barking at himself, at his entourage, at a crowd vocally supporting his opponent, Juan Martin del Potro. He was, in short, out of sorts.   And then came Sunday’s pivotal game, a 20-minute, 22-point epic. Three times, del Potro was ...

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HC orders disposal of Shahidul’s bail plea by Tuesday

Drik Gallery managing director Shahidul Alam. File Photo Dhaka, Sept 10 : The High Court on Monday ordered the lower court concerned to dispose of the bail petition filed by renowned photographer and Drik Gallery managing director Shahidul Alam, who is now in jail in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, within Tuesday. An HC ...

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Alibaba CEO Zhang to succeed Jack Ma as chairman

Chinese e-tailer Alibaba Group’s Chief Executive Daniel Zhang will be the new chairman, succeeding its co-founder Jack Ma from September 2019, said the global firm on Monday.   “Ma will continue as the executive chairman of the company over the next 12 months to ensure a smooth transition to Zhang,” a statement from Alibaba said.  Zhang, who was earlier the ...

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Festive season style tips for kids

Dressing up children for a festive occasion can be a tedious task for many parents. So how about dressing them differently this time?   Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist, Voonik, and Neha Sachar, co-founder at Kidology, list down some options in festive dressing for children so that you don’t spend time breaking your head over dressing of your children this festive ...

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T cell behavior has major implications for cancer immunotherapy

Turns out, disease-fighting T cells, elicited from vaccines, do not require glucose for their rapid reproduction, which may help the development of immunotherapy for cancer patients, a new study has revealed.   Researchers from CU Anschutz, along with colleagues from the Mayo Clinic and the University of Pennsylvania, examined T cells that arose in the body’s immune system after they ...

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7 wounded including 2 British tourists in Paris knife attack

Seven people, including two British tourists, were wounded on Sunday (Sept 9) in Paris after they were attacked by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar, according to police and other sources.   A source close to the inquiry said the suspect has been arrested and is believed to be an Afghan national.  “Nothing at this stage ...

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