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Islamic State reportedly claims responsibility for Italian charity worker’s murder in Bangladesh

The Islamic State has purportedly claimed responsibility for the murder of an Italian charity worker in Bangladesh in a jihadist threat monitoring portal, SITE Intelligence Group. An NGO official, Cesare Tavella, aged around 50, was shot dead on Monday evening at the heart of Dhaka’s diplomatic enclave in Gulshan amid the UK and Australia’s security […]

Unknown assailants have shot dead an Italian aid worker at Gulshan diplomatic zone in Dhaka, police say. Gulshan Zone Assistant Deputy Commissioner Abdul Ahad told bdnews24.com that the incident took place at Road 90, Gulshan-2 on Monday evening. Cesare Tavella, aged around 50, died at Gulshan’s United Hospital. He was followed by the assailants who shot […]

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By Tariq A. Al-Maeena Some global organizations have come under increasing fire for the inability to solve problems that their charter was supposed to address. The United Nations is one of them with its failure to get Israel to adhere to its many resolutions, some submitted by the UN Security Council. For the Muslim world, […]

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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan talks to media after a meeting with visiting Sean Carroll, head of security of Cricket Australia (CA), at home ministry on Monday. All sorts of security measures will be taken ahead of Bangladesh-Australia Test series, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said today. “If necessary, the Australian cricket team will be given VVIP […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received “Champions of the Earth” award of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for her outstanding leadership on the frontline of climate change. UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner handed over the Award to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a ceremony at Hotel Cipriani Le Specialita on Sunday evening (New […]

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Oceanographers have gathered fresh evidence that turbulence in the Arctic Ocean, driven by the wind, is stirring up heat from the depths. As dwindling ice exposes more water to the wind, this turbulence could close a vicious circle, accelerating the melt. The research team has measured heat rising from below that matches what is arriving […]

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The BNP has said Australia’s concerns of militancy and extremism threats are unfounded, claiming these do not exist in Bangladesh and hopes they would send in their cricketers for the Test series. “Our party does not believe there is factual basis in the information on which the Australian Cricket Board is seeing the security threat,” […]

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Bangladesh’s location gives it an unique geo-economic advantage that can be leveraged for national economic growth, say World Bank experts, who are attending the three-day South Asia Economic Conclave in Delhi. “Bangladesh is located strategically between South and South-East Asia. It can leverage that advantage for developing its trade and commerce, connectivity and infrastructure,” said […]

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Scientists have found the first evidence that briny water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet’s summer months, a paper published on Monday showed. Although the source and the chemistry of the water is unknown, the discovery could affect thinking about whether the planet that is most like Earth in the solar […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, received the highest environmental accolade of the United Nations Environmental Programme, ‘The Champions of the Earth’, award in recognition of Bangladesh’s far-reaching initiatives in addressing problems induced by climate change. UNEP executive director Achim Steiner at a gala reception on Sunday evening handed over the award to Sheikh Hasina appreciating […]

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