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A pickup driver killed eight people in New York on Tuesday, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians, before striking a school bus in what officials branded a “cowardly act of terror.” Eleven others were seriously injured in the broad daylight assault and first deadly terror-related attack in America’s financial and entertainment capital since the September 11, […]

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Kenya election: Kenyatta re-elected in disputed poll 30 October 2017 Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kenyatta is the son of the country’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of a controversial re-run of the presidential election. He won 98% of the vote with turnout at just under 39% […]

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Chinese president Xi Jinping addresses the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 25, 2017. — AFP photo President Xi Jinping was formally reappointed head of the Communist Party Wednesday, commanding a new ruling council whose role will likely be eclipsed after he established himself as China’s most powerful leader […]

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Life in limbo Life in limboThe half-million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will not leave soon In fact, more keep arriving  Print edition | Asia Oct 19th 2017| KUTUPALONG THE Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh does not seem temporary. It consists of thousands of tents made of plastic and bamboo spread across undulating terrain. Groups of male […]

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A few Bangladeshi workers are feared to be among those killed yesterday in a landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysian state of Penang. Rescuers found bodies of three foreign workers, and were searching for 11 others feared trapped in the mud and rubble, reports Malaysian state news agency Bernama. There were a total […]

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A Bangladeshi woman and her four children have been killed in a fire in Kuwait. The victims have been named as Rokeya Begum, her sons ‘Ema’ and ‘Fahad’, and daughters ‘Jamila’ and ‘Nabila’. Rokeya’s husband Juned Mia was out of their apartment when the five-storey building in Al-Salmiyah caught fire on Monday. The family is […]

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The European Union and its member countries would review all practical defence cooperation with Myanmar and suspend invitations to commander-in-chief of the armed forces and other senior military officers of the country for their atrocities on the minority Rohingyas in Rakhine that resulted in exodus to Bangladesh. The EU made the decision on Monday in […]

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Babul Sharif’s family addresses a media briefing.  US president Donald Trump’s administration has deported 11 Bangladeshi immigrants to the country. They were detained and forcefully sent back on Wednesday morning by a special flight from a deportation centre in Arizona state, officials concerned confirmed. Ten of them were residents of New York state. The 11 […]

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The 2017 Nobel season wrapped up on Monday (October 9) with the economics prize awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago. The Nobel Economics Prize was created by the Swedish central bank “in memory of Alfred Nobel” and first awarded in 1969, unlike the other prizes which were created in his last will […]

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A revolutionary technique dubbed cryo-electron microscopy, which has shed light on the Zika virus and an Alzheimer’s enzyme, earned scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson the Nobel Chemistry Prize yesterday. Thanks to the international team’s “cool method”, which uses electron beams to examine the tiniest structures of cells, “researchers can now freeze biomolecules […]

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At least 58 people were killed and over 500 injured when a gunman opened fire from a 32nd floor hotel room on a country music concert in Las Vegas in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Police identified the heavily armed gunman behind the Sunday night massacre on the Las Vegas Strip — […]

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US-born scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling our biological clocks, the award-giving body said today. The mechanisms help explain issues such as why people travelling long distances over several time zones often suffer jet lag and they […]

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