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Pompeo meets Kim to push denuke effort

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up his fourth visit to North Korea after meeting Kim Jong Un to seek elusive progress in efforts to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons. Pompeo tweeted on his arrival in Seoul that he had met with Kim and that they “continue to make progress on agreements made at Singapore Summit.” ...

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Indonesia disaster death toll climbs to 1,763

Indonesia’s disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi island has risen to 1,763, with more than 5,000 feared missing. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says officials are trying to confirm the number still missing in several villages obliterated when the quake caused loose soil to liquefy, sucking houses into deep mud and burying ...

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7 security forces killed in Burkina Faso blasts: sources

Six police officers were killed in an ambush with an improvised explosive device in northern Burkina Faso, while another member of the security forces died in a blast in the country’s east, security sources told AFP on Saturday. The first attack took place late Friday on a police convoy in the town of Solle near the border with Mali.   ...

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India successfully conducts night trial of nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile

India successfully conducted a night trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in its eastern state of Odisha, local media said Sunday.  The trial of missile was conducted Saturday night by the strategic force command of the Indian army as part of a user trial.   “The missile having a strike range of ...

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Ray Galton, writer of classic British sitcoms, dies at 88

  LONDON : Screenwriter Ray Galton, who co-wrote the landmark British comedy series “Hancock’s Half Hour” and “Steptoe and Son,” has died at 88. Galton’s family said Saturday that he died Friday evening after a “long and heart-breaking battle with dementia.” The London-born Galton was diagnosed with life-threatening tuberculosis as a teenager. In a sanatorium, he met another sick teen, ...

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BSMMU medical board examines Khaleda’s medical papers

Photo: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia shifted to BSMMU . Dhaka, Oct 7 : The five-member medical board of Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) checked BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s previous medical papers at the hospital on Sunday. The board went to her cabin on the 5th floor of Cabin Block at 11:30am and examined all the papers for 15 minutes. The ...

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Supreme Court clears way to execute Khalaf murder convict

The Supreme Court on Sunday dismissed a review petition against its judgment that upheld the death penalty for a convict in the murder case of Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali.   A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, came up with the order rejecting the petition filed by the convict.  Now, there ...

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Asif Chowdhury re-elected World Federation of Consuls member

Asif Chowdhury, honorary Consul of Chile in Bangladesh. photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Oct 7 : Asif Chowdhury, honorary Consul of Chile in Bangladesh, has been re-elected a member of World Federation of Consuls (FICAC)-Board of Directors for the next three years securing the second highest votes among the Saarc candidates. The voting took place at the 12th World Congress of Consuls ...

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Jabal-e-Noor pays Tk 10 lakh to 2 road crash victims’ families

File Photo Dhaka, Oct 7 : In response to a High Court order, owner of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan paid Tk 5 lakh to each family of the two students who were killed in a road crash on Dhaka’s Airport Road on July 29 this year. The lawyer of the Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan owner informed it to the HC bench of Justice JBM ...

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22-day ban on hilsa netting comes into effect

Dhaka, Oct 7 : A 22-day ban on catching, selling and transporting hilsa in a 7,000-km breeding ground took effect on Sunday to ensure the safe spawning of this popular fish during its peak breeding period. The ban came into effect at 2am on Sunday which will last till October 28 as these 22 days are the peak period for ...

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