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    United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center complex in New York City during the September 11 attacks. Source: Wikipedia Commons. 9/11: The Morning That Changed The World I Knew By IDN By Dr Palitha Kohona* It was another sunny September morning. The sky was a brilliant […]

Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on Sunday. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. — AFP photo More than 1.6 million homes and businesses in south Florida were without power from Hurricane Irma on […]

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How Muslim Americans are fighting Islamophobia and securing their civil rights Rally against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations. AP Photo/Andres Kudacki Emily Cury, Northeastern University The past year has been a difficult one for American Muslims. According to a July 2017 Pew survey, 48 percent of Muslims report experiencing […]

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Peter Preston Issues of diversity and representation in news are not simply a matter of who is doing the reporting, but also of what the audience chooses to read Donald and Melania – in a much-remarked-upon outfit – depart for Houston. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSunday 3 September 2017 02.00 EDT One foreign reporting job from long […]

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A 22-year-old American youth of Bangladeshi descent was charged on Tuesday with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, after he flew from New York to Saudi Arabia this spring with the intention, federal prosecutors said, of entering Syria to join the terrorist group. The man, Parveg Ahmed, flew to Saudi Arabia in […]

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A Canadian man of Bangladeshi origin has been listed as a potential suicide bomber trained by the so-called Islamic State for targets in Europe. Tabirul Hasib, 25, a former Toronto resident, was mentioned on the list by Interpol, based on data uncovered by US intelligence, according to Canada-based Global News. The list of 173 fighters […]

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Prachita Dutta and Ikram Ali. Photo: CollectedTwo Bangladesh nationals were killed and another was injured in a road crash in Wilkinson County area of the US state of Georgia on Monday. Deceased Prachita Dutta Tumpa, 25, and Imtiaz Ikram Ali, 26, were PhD students at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Another Bangladeshi Farzana Sultana […]

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A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland man on charges of attempting to murder an FBI agent and trying to provide support to Islamic State militants, US prosecutors said on Tuesday. Nelash Das, 25, of Landover Hills, was arrested by federal agents in September 2016 as he was preparing to attack a US military […]

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A Bangladeshi has been shot dead in California in the United States by an unknown assailant. Mostafizur Rahman, 48, was found dead near his home at Bakersfield at 5am Monday. He was shot eight times on the left side of his chest. Rahman, hailing from Jamalpur, went to the US with his wife, two sons […]

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Bangladesh’s deputy consul general in New York was released from jail on Tuesday, a day after a US court indicted him on charges of labour trafficking and assault for forcing his servant to work without pay through threats and intimidation. “Mr. Shahedul Islam, Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York […]

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Md Shaheldul Islam. — Photo courtesy: facebook Bangladesh’s deputy consul general in New York appeared in court on Monday, charged with labour trafficking and assault for allegedly forcing a household helper to work 18 hours a day without pay for four years. Md Shaheldul Islam, 45, faced a 33-count indictment for grand larceny, assault, labor […]

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A discussion marking Mujibnagar Day was cancelled following a clash between two factions of the US unit of Bangladesh Awami League in New York city on Monday evening. The violent clash triggered panic in the Jackson Heights neighbourhood of the US city. As the clash broke out, a large number of members of the NY […]

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