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The path through the fields

Bangladesh has dysfunctional politics and a stunted private sector. Yet it has been surprisingly good at improving the lives of its poor Villagers are doing it for themselves ON THE outskirts of the village of Shibaloy, just past the brick factory, the car slows to let a cow lumber out of its way. It is […]

Standard Chartered-The Daily Star Celebrating Life a film ,photography & lyrics contest Gala cultural show captivates audience FROM LEFT… Photographer Amanul Haque, singers Ferdausi Rahman and Firoza Begum at the Celebrating Life gala event holding their lifetime achievement awards. Standard Chartered Bank and The Daily Star organised Celebrating Life at Mirpur Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium […]

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Info Ladies project connects women living in rural areas into the net Info Ladies bring women in rural areas internet access Women on bicycles are bringing the Internet to others living in remote areas of Bangladesh who cannot be online and don’t have computers. The project, which was created in 2008 by group D.Net and […]

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Jobs data shows better-than-expected growth, as Obama and Romney campaigns seek to spin the figures into politics. ]Some 171,000 new jobs were created in the US in October, a key report has revealed. The boost in recruitment will give some comfort to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, as he and Republican opponent Mitt Romney race across the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung lead their respective sides at a bilateral meeting in Hanoi on Friday. Photo: PID BSS, Hanoi Bangladesh and Vietnam on Friday agreed to further strengthen relations between the two countries in agriculture, trade and economic sectors as well as political areas. Their consensus came […]

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A New York City fire fighter walks amid destroyed boats washed ashore into houses by Hurricane Sandy on Tennyson Drive, on the south side of the Staten Island section of New York City November 1. Photo: Reuters Bangladesh permanent mission to the United Nations in New York has decided to open a ‘Help-Line’ for Bangladeshis […]

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A Massachusetts man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison in a plot to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and US Capitol. Rezwan Ferdaus, 27, of Ashland, pleaded guilty in July to attempting to provide material support to terrorists and attempting to damage and destroy federal buildings with an […]

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(Reuters) – U.N. human rights investigators called on Myanmar on Wednesday to halt deadly sectarian violence and warned it not to use the conflict as a pretext to remove Rohingya minority Muslims. Some 89 people have been killed in clashes between Buddhist Rakhines and Muslim Rohingyas in western Myanmar in the past 10 days, according […]

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Thousands have fled Burma for Bangladesh in flimsy boats About 120 people are missing after their boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal, police in Bangladesh say. Survivors say many of those on the boat were Rohingya Muslims who have fled recent ethnic violence in Burma. Local fishermen rescued 13 people from the boat which […]

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CHENNAI, India — A tropical storm weakened Thursday after slamming into southern India, bringing heavy rain and a storm surge and displacing 150,000 people. Six deaths have been reported in India and Sri Lanka. Just before the storm made landfall Wednesday, an oil tanker with 37 crew ran aground off Chennai. One of its lifeboats […]

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Posted By Ty McCormick  Top news: Speaking from Croatia on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for an overhaul of the Syrian opposition, saying that the current leadership body, the Syrian National Council (SNC), is out of touch with fighters on the front lines. “This cannot be an opposition represented by people who have […]

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