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Most of the Italians are “surprised” at the murder of their fellow citizen in Bangladesh, a senior Italian journalist has said. “We think about Bangladesh not as a terrorist hotspot, but only as a country from where many people want to come to Europe and Italy, too, as migrants,” Fausto Biloslavo, who mostly covered wars […]

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A photograph showing Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus amidst BNP demonstrators outside a reception given to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New York has stirred a controversy. Several internet newspapers uploaded the photograph, saying Yunus took part in the demonstration. But the Yunus Centre issued a statement denying the reports. The US unit of the Awami […]

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The Australian team have a group huddle after tea on the third day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia. Australia’s cricket tour of Bangladesh could be scrapped within days amid heightened warnings from Britain and the United States about the likelihood of militant attacks. Australian soccer could also be drawn […]

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Police cordon off murder sight an Italian was shot dead yesterday. The United States and Canada have warned their citizens of militant attacks in Bangladesh, asking them to remain alert. The directives came today, a day after the United Kingdom issued travel alertwhere it claimed militants may be targeting western interests in Bangladesh. Also yesterday, […]

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Bangladesh’s economic growth is not possible without a higher level of regional integration in South Asia, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said. Addressing the South Asia Economic Conclave in Delhi on Tuesday, he said Bangladesh can achieve its ambitious growth targets only if it can access regional markets and resources like power from its neighbours […]

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The law enforcement agencies are yet to find any link of militant group Islamic State (IS) with the murder of an Italian citizen in Dhaka, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said. The minister made the statement in a press conference at his office on Tuesday afternoon. He said: “We are investigating the killing incident. […]

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Saudi Arabia has given foreign diplomats some 1,100 photographs of the dead from last week’s hajj crush and stampede, Indian and Pakistani authorities said, an indication of a significantly higher death toll than previously offered by the kingdom. Saudi officials could not be immediately reached for comment Monday night about the discrepancy in the toll […]

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Bangladesh embassy in Saudi Arabia said 26 bodies have so far been identified as Bangladesh pilgrims at the central mortuary in Makkah, where bodies of Mina stampede victims are kept. Out of the 26, names of 13 have been found and the remaining 13 are yet to be identified, said a foreign ministry release. The […]

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Police on Tuesday disperse protesters seeking cancellation of admission tests to medical and dental colleges for leak out of question papers charging batons. The police action followed the protesters’ laying siege to the principal’s office of Dhaka Medical College press the authorities to stop enrolment process. At one stage police locked in scuffle with the […]

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Asserting that Bangladesh’s commitment to UN peacekeeping is strong and steadfast and it stands ready to go further, prime minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all members of the peacekeeping community to work together to ensure peace and security around the world. ‘I call upon all members of the peacekeeping community to work together to ensure […]

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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 […]

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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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