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Americans ‘can’t give i...

REF:  With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States and more than 100 people being monitored in case they are infected, President Barack Ob...

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UN says over 200,000 dead in Syria ...

REF:  More than 200,000 people have died in Syria's civil war since it started in March 2011, said new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'...

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Bangladeshis rescued from Thai jung...

REF:  Thai authorities have rescued dozens of Bangladeshis from a jungle, says the BBC.A BBC report said that they had been abducted and taken to Thai...

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Cyclone Hudhud blasts India’s...

REF:  Cyclone Hudhud blasted India's eastern seaboard on Sunday with gusts of up to 195 km per hour (over 120 mph), uprooting trees, damaging building...

Americans ‘can’t give in to hysteria or fear’ over Ebola: Obama

REF:  With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States and more than 100 people being monitored in case they are infected, President Barack Obama said Saturday that Americans “can’t give in to hysteria or fear” about the spread of the virus.

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As though to illustrate his point, a Dallas bus and train station was closed on Saturday afternoon over concern about a woman who fell ill. The woman was first reported to be on the checklist for possible Ebola exposure but turned out not to be.

 

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UN says over 200,000 dead in Syria civil war

REF:  More than 200,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war since it started in March 2011, said new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein.He said on Thursday new statistics would be published shortly on the number of victims in the Syrian conflict and predicted that the updated death toll “will be well over 200,000″.
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He added the UN mission to Iraq was also collecting information on the number of deaths from the conflict in northern Iraq, where the radical Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has seized vast areas of Iraqi territory, just as it has done in Syria.

 

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Bangladeshis rescued from Thai jungles

REF:  Thai authorities have rescued dozens of Bangladeshis from a jungle, says the BBC.A BBC report said that they had been abducted and taken to Thailand to be sold as ‘slaves’.
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The men were promised well-paid jobs, before being drugged, bound and kidnapped, the report said.The government in Thailand say they are trying to fight the slave trade, but have been accused of “dragging their heels” on the issue.

 

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Cyclone Hudhud blasts India’s east coast, at least five dead

REF:  Cyclone Hudhud blasted India’s eastern seaboard on Sunday with gusts of up to 195 km per hour (over 120 mph), uprooting trees, damaging buildings and killing at least five people despite a major evacuation effort.The port city of Visakhapatnam, home to two million people and a major naval base, was hammered as the cyclone made landfall, unleashing the huge destructive force it had sucked up from the warm waters of the Bay of Bengal.

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Wreckage was strewn across Visakhapatnam, known to locals as Vizag. Most people heeded warnings to take refuge, but five were killed by falling trees and masonry, and thousands of homes were damaged, emergency officials said.

 

 

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Piash Karim passes away

REF:  BRAC University professor Piash Karim has died after suffering cardiac arrest.His family contacted Square Hospital after he fell ill on Monday morning.

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Karim was declared dead at 5:30am after he was taken to the hospital from his Dhanmondi residence.

 

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Latif Siddique loses all for a moment of madness

REF:  Senior politician Abdul Latif Siddique has been stripped of both his Cabinet and Awami League’s Presidium positions over his snide remarks about the Hajj and now he is apparently going to be expelled from the party.

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The 77-year old put everything on the line when he decried the Hajj and Tabligh Jamaat as ‘useless activity’ at a programme in New York on Sept 28, sparking a furore.

 

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Siddique to be ‘expelled’ from Awami League

REF:  After expulsion from the Cabinet over controversial remarks on Hajj, Abdul Latif Siddique is now likely to lose his party membership in the Awami League, says a central leader of the party.

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The Prime Minister stopped at Sylhet for an hour on Thursday before heading to Dhaka after her flight from the UK landed in Bangladesh. She met senior leaders of the party at the international airport in Sylhet.

 

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Taliban bombs hit Afghan army vehicles, killing at least seven

REF:  Two Taliban suicide bombers attacked an army bus and another army vehicle in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, the government said, a day after Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-delayed security agreement.

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“An Afghan army bus and another car carrying Afghan army personnel were targeted by two suicide bombings,” deputy interior minister General Ayoub Salanghi said in a statement.

 
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Obama, Modi work to deepen improving US-India ties

REF:  US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen US-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China’s naval muscle-flexing in Asia.

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The agreement emerged from two days of talks between Obama and the new Indian prime minister as they worked to revitalize a relationship hurt by a heated diplomatic dispute at the turn of the year and flagging optimism about India as a place to do business before the reform-minded Modi came to power in May.

 

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Decision on Siddique after PM’s return: Quader

REF:  A minister has said the government will take a decision on Post, Telecom and ICT Minister Abdul Latif Siddique after the prime minister returns to the country.

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Speaking to journalists at an event in Savar on Tuesday, Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader said, “It is wrong for someone occupying high-level government position to say or do something that tarnishes the government’s image.”

 

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