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    8 children killed in Australia 'mass stabbing'
    Scenes of terrible grief in Cairns after 8 children found dead in a house of northern Queensland of Australia on Friday. Photo: ABC News
    Police cordon off the Cairns, Australia, home where 8 children are found dead. Photo: ABC News

    Eight children have been found dead at a house in Cairns in northern Queensland, say Australian police. Police said a 34-year-old woman had been taken to hospital with stab wounds but was stable. The details of the incident and the woman's relationship to the children, aged between 18 months and 15 years, are not yet clear.

Sonia Gandhi hospitalised

Sonia Gandhi hospitalised

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi on Thursday. She was suffering from infection...

Sonia Gandhi hospitalised

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram...

Shipping ministry comes under fire

A House committee yesterday deplored Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan's remarks that the oil spill in the Sundarbans would not adversely affect...

Shipping ministry comes under fire

A House committee yesterday deplored Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan's remarks...

World leaders hail move to normalise ties

World leaders welcomed the groundbreaking news that the United States and Cuba are moving to restore diplomatic relations and bury one...

World leaders hail move to normalise ties

World leaders welcomed the groundbreaking news that...

Launch runs aground in Meghna with 1500 passengers

Launch runs aground in Meghna with 1500 passengers

  A launch with 1500 passengers on board got stuck in the Meghna river after hitting a hidden shoal at Miarchar in...

Launch runs aground in Meghna with 1500 passengers

  A launch with 1500 passengers on board...

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US refuse to support UN draft resolution on Palestine

The United States would not support a new Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council draft resolution, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Thursday. "It is not something we would support," Psaki told reporters. Earlier, Israel's foreign minister described a draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year and ending the occupation of Palestinian territories by 2017 as a gimmick.

'71 campaign that never really worked

With the Pakistan army facing defeats at East Pakistan war fronts one after another in December 1971, there were attempts to use religion to cover up the mindless genocide, boost their morale and raise funds for them. Terming the Pakistan troops mujahid or those who struggle for the sake of Islam, people were asked through newspaper adverts to stand by them and...

Hang 3,000 terrorists in 48-hr: Pak army chief to Sharif

Army chief general Raheel Sharif, arguably the most powerful man in Pakistan, tweeted on Wednesday, "Asked PM Nawaz Sharif to hang all terrorists. More than 3,000 terrorists should be hanged in...

Moosa has $7b in 'frozen' Swiss account

Flanked by bodyguards, business tycoon Moosa Bin Shamsher yesterday appeared at the Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters to face interrogation over the allegations that he amassed...

The massacred children are 'Ours'

Ever since the massacre of children in Pakistan I have been thinking about the mindset of the people who carried it out. I was trying to understand what sort of a...

‘Dead’ Hefajat man returns

Al Faruk, 15, had gone missing since the May 6 police crackdown on Hefajat-e-Islam in the capital last year. The missing list Hefajat circulated soon after, too, had his name. His ghaibana...

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Switching between mobile networks possible in 3 years

Mobile operators said they will be able to let users switch from one operator to another without changing their numbers within two to three years. Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Regulatory Commi-ssion is now taking opinions of stakeholders, including subscribers and operators, to introduce the service -- mobile number portability (MNP). More than 70 countries have MNP, which increases competition among operators in terms of service quality, said Md Sarwar Alam, BTRC secretary and spokesperson. The process of taking the opinions on whether the service would be viable for Bangladesh, when it should...

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INDIGENOUS people of Naniarchar upazila of Rangamati whose houses and shops were ransacked and torched and temple looted allegedly by some Bengali settlers on Tuesday have refused to accept relief materials and cash provided by the administration. They rather demanded that before everything else, their houses and shops be rebuilt and given assurance against any further attack of this kind in the future. The local indigenous population's sentiments and fears are not without grounds. The nature of the damage done to the dwellings and business outlets in three villages of Burighat union leaves no doubt about the intensity of the hatred the attackers bear against the victim indigenous inhabitants of the area....

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