Abductors’ vehicle identified...

REF:  The husband of the award-winning environmental lawyer Rizwana Hasan was whisked away in a blue microbus from Narayanganj, when on its way to Dha...

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2 die, 4 missing in Saint Martin’s ...

REF:  Two students of the Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) have drowned and four others are missing after they went swimming off...

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Separatist unrest spreads in Ukrain...

REF:  Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels a...

Sri Lanka break final jinx to win W...

REF:   After heartbreaks in two finals, Sri Lanka lifted their first World Twenty20 trophy comprehensively beating India six wickets in the final on S...

Abductors’ vehicle identified

REF:  The husband of the award-winning environmental lawyer Rizwana Hasan was whisked away in a blue microbus from Narayanganj, when on its way to Dhaka, police said.

Narayanganj’s Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Md Shahidul Islam said that they have identified the vehicle, used to abduct AB Siddiqui, from the CCTV footage of the toll plaza at Dhaka’s Jatrabari flyover.

 

 

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2 die, 4 missing in Saint Martin’s Island

REF:  Two students of the Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) have drowned and four others are missing after they went swimming off the coast of Saint Martin’s Island in Teknaf, police say.

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Locals rescued five drowning students and rushed them to Teknaf Upazila Hospital, but two of them – Montizul Islam Evan and Saddam Hossain – died.

 
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Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine

REF:  Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialize.

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Rebels in the town of Slaviansk, which was expected on Monday to be the focus of a broad government “anti-terrorist” operation involving the army, issued a bold call for Russian President Vladimir Putin to help them.

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Sri Lanka break final jinx to win World Twenty20

REF:   After heartbreaks in two finals, Sri Lanka lifted their first World Twenty20 trophy comprehensively beating India six wickets in the final on Sunday.

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The Lankans produced a brilliant all-round display to topple favourites India with 13 balls remaining at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

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Shooting at Fort Hood in Texas leaves several people dead, 14 injured

REF:  Several people were killed and at least 14 injured on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a US Army base in Fort Hood, Texas, the site of another rampage in 2009, US officials said.

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One official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, declined to offer specific numbers on fatalities. A separate US official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said 14 people had been injured.

 

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AL’s strategies failed: Fakhrul

REF:   BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that the ruling Awami League’s ‘strategies’ to manipulate the first and second phase results of the Upazila Parishads have failed.

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He said in a discussion in Dhaka on Sunday that the government tried various ways to swing the results in their favour but failed because “the people are against them”.

 

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‘Build brands, lift national image’

REF:  Bangladesh can ‘best use’ its relations with Korea to diversify its exports and grow, the South Korean ambassador in Dhaka has said.

“Five decades ago Korea was poorer than Bangladesh,” said South Korea’s Dhaka envoy Lee Yun-Young in an interview to bdnews24.com.

 

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Under fire, BCL expels 2 RU leaders

REF:  Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has expelled two of its leaders at the Rajshahi University (RU) unit a day after armed attack on the students of the university.

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The central committee of the Awami League’s student front on Monday night said the unit’s Joint General Secretary Nasim Ahmed Setu and Organising Secretary Shamsuzzaman Emon have been rusticated following a decision.

 

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Eleven die in boat fire

REF:  Rescuers have so far fished out 11 bodies from the Surma river in Sunamganj after a boat caught fire and sank on Monday night.

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The police and fire service divers along with locals resumed rescue efforts on Tuesday morning after the fog cleared , Sunamgnaj’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Harunur Rashid said.

 

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Syria peace talks take tentative step forward

REF:  Talks aimed at ending the war in Syria took a first tentative step forward on Wednesday as both sides agreed to use the same document as the basis of discussions, although they disagreed about how the negotiations should proceed.

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Both sides said they agreed to use the “Geneva communique”, a document agreed at a previous international conference in Geneva in June 2012, and which sets out the stages needed for an end to the fighting and a political transition.

 

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