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December 30, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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Bangladesh has prepared for the repatriation of 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar under an agreement between the two countries. Obaidul Quader, the Bangladeshi minister of road, transport and bridges, told reporters on Friday that the first group of the Rohingya would be sent back to Myanma...
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December 4, 2017 4:27 am gmt |
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Pope Francis on Sunday (December 3) said he was praying for a peaceful solution to the electoral crisis in Honduras. A contested presidential election in the poor Central American country has triggered looting and protests. At least three people have died and hundreds have been arrested. Conducting h...
In World
December 3, 2017 4:18 am gmt |
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Pope Francis on Saturday (December 2) urged world leaders to turn back from the brink of possible human annihilation, saying the policy of stockpiling ever more sophisticated nuclear weapons had become “irrational”. The pope made his comments to reporters aboard the plane taking him back ...
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November 24, 2017 5:45 am gmt |
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Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown. A statement from the Bangladesh foreign ministry said displaced people could begin to return within two months. The two sides say they are working on the details. The crisis...
In Cricket
October 19, 2017 4:03 am gmt |
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AB de Villiers hit his highest one-day international score, smashing 176 from 104 deliveries as South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 104 runs in Paarl. The 33-year-old, who had not batted in international cricket, since June and stepped down as ODI captain in August, hit 15 fours and seven sixes. Hash...
In Canada
October 13, 2017 10:44 am gmt |
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Canadian couple and their three children born in captivity have been freed in Pakistan, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in neighbouring Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said on Thursday (October 12). American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were kidnap...
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September 25, 2017 4:24 am gmt |
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Refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh are becoming increasingly cramped, leaving no space for new refugees who are still fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar. Newly-arrived refugees on Sunday (September 24) said that it was difficult to find available space to put up tents, as t...
In World
September 16, 2017 8:31 am gmt |
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As hundreds more Rohingya refugees made their way to makeshift camps on Friday (September 15), those who had arrived earlier in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar were scrambling for food and water. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, fle...
In World
September 14, 2017 8:39 am gmt |
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Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Late...
In World
September 10, 2017 8:41 am gmt |
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Sparse food supply remains a major concern among the Rohingya refugees living in temporary shelters of Cox’s Bazar City, Bangladesh. Though these refugees have managed to escape the violence in Myanmar, there is now a continuous struggle for food, with limited resources being distributed by bot...
In Cricket
August 31, 2017 8:54 am gmt |
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Bangladesh secured an historic first Test victory over Australia in Dhaka, with Shakib Al Hasan finishing an engrossing match with 10 wickets. Chasing 265 for victory, Steve Smith’s Australia looked set to win on the penultimate day of the first Test after David Warner hit 112.Australia were st...
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July 14, 2017 6:51 am gmt |
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The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, A. H. Mahmood Ali, upon meeting President Maithripala Sirisena, had stated that Bangladesh would not hesitate to provide assistance to Sri Lanka, given the cordiality of the relationship between the two nations, according to the President’s Media Division. Presiden...
In Asia
May 30, 2017 4:51 am gmt |
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Bangladeshi authorities have evacuated up to a million people before a powerful cyclone makes landfall. Cyclone Mora is likely to hit the eastern coast early on today (May 30), the meteorological department said. Port cities in the south-east have been asked to display the highest warning system know...
In World
March 26, 2017 5:00 am gmt |
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Six people – two police officers and four civilians – have been killed in twin bombings in north-eastern Bangladesh, officials say. The blasts in Sylhet occurred near an apartment building where commandoes have been trying to flush out a group of suspected Islamist militants. Earlier many...
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December 21, 2016 5:29 am gmt |
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Bangladesh on Tuesday included three newcomers to the one-day international team in their   squad for the first ODI against New Zealand on December 26. Leg-spinning all-rounder Tanveer Haider joined paceman Subashis Roy and off-spinner Mehedi Hasan in the 15-man squad for the game in Christchurch, th...
In Asia
October 9, 2016 7:27 am gmt |
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Eleven suspected militants have been killed in a series of gun battles with Bangladeshi security forces, officials say. Three locations were raided by counter-terrorism police following a tip off. Two of the raids took place near the capital, Dhaka, and a third in the Tangail district some 100km away...
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September 28, 2016 11:21 am gmt |
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The SAARC summit of 2016 will be cancelled, a senior diplomatic source in Kathmandu told. The confirmation from Nepal, the current SAARC Chair, came hours after Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan followed India’s decision to stay away from the November summit to be held in Islamabad. The atmospherics...
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September 21, 2016 10:49 am gmt |
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A ferryboat has capsized in Bangladesh, leaving around 30 people missing, in the latest river accident in the country. The overcrowded vessel sank in the River Sandhya shortly after it set off from the town of Banaripara in Barisal district, police said. Some of the passengers managed to swim to the ...
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September 14, 2016 7:26 am gmt |
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Bangladesh has demanded an explanation from Sri Lanka over reports Sri Lanka has suspended the on-arrival visa facility for Bangladesh. The Gulf Times reported that Sri Lanka has stopped issuing on-arrival visas for Bangladeshi nationals without informing Dhaka. Bangladesh also retaliated by stopping...