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Canadian troops plan to join fight against IS

Published Date: November 22, 2014
Canadian troops plan to join fight against IS

Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported on Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the Kurds. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said a half-dozen former armed forces personnel were enlisting, citing unnamed sources. Meanwhile,...

Published Date: November 22, 2014
Ebola outbreak can be ended by 2015: Ban

Ebola outbreak can be ended by 2015: Ban

The deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended "by the middle of next year" if the world speeds up its response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said. But he warned that although the rate of new cases was slowing in parts of West Africa, Mali - where six people have died - was now...

Published Date: November 22, 2014
Miracle gel stops life-threatening bleeding within seconds

Miracle gel stops life-threatening bleeding within seconds

Plasters and bandages could soon be finding their days are numbered, if some American lab-dwellers get their way. It's called VetiGel and when it's applied on to a wound, it causes the bleeding to stop almost immediately, reports The Mirror. We're talking about proper, blood-spurting wounds here – not the kind of thing that can...

Published Date: November 22, 2014
Indian bride wears £400,000 of jewellery on wedding day

Indian bride wears £400,000 of jewellery on wedding day

An Indian sweet maker made sure his daughter truly was the golden girl on her wedding day by covering her in gold jewellery worth more than £400,000, reports an UK-based daily. The wedding took place in the holy city of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh state, with the father of the bride - whose name has not been released - almost upstaging his daughter by showing off his own huge collection of his own gold chains, according to the report of the Daily Mail Online. So conspicuous was the pair's flaunting of their wealth that the local police force sent a guard of  officers to the wedding to ensure they weren't attacked...

Published Date: November 22, 2014
Bullet-hit upazila vice chairman of Rajbari dies

Bullet-hit upazila vice chairman of Rajbari dies

The vice chairman of Pangsha upazila parishad in Rajbari, who was shot by criminals yesterday,died at Faridpur Medical College Hospital early today. The victim, Munshi Nader Hossain, 60, also the district unit Krishak League president, succumbed to his injuries around 12:30am. A gang of armed miscreants fired two rounds of bullet at Nader when he...

Published Date: November 22, 2014
Pain of childbirth ‘taster’ in China hospital eye opener for men

Pain of childbirth ‘taster’ in China hospital eye opener for men

A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners. Free sessions are held twice a week at Aima maternity hospital in Shandong province and about 100 men have signed up to be tortured. Most are...

Published Date: November 22, 2014
Khaleda sits with 20-pary leaders

Khaleda sits with 20-pary leaders

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia sat with the chiefs of 20-party alliance this night to finalise the next course of action to materialise its demand for a fresh election under a non-party administration. The meeting started at her Gulshan office in Dhaka at 9:15pm, a staff of Khaleda’s media wing said. The next course of action...

Published Date: November 22, 2014
Minor girl ‘killed after rape’ in Dhaka

Minor girl ‘killed after rape’ in Dhaka

A 10-year-old girl was killed allegedly after rape in Chalkbazar area of Old Dhaka last night. The victim, Moni, was found lying on a road near her tin-shed house at Islambagh in Beribandh area around 11:00pm. She was declared dead when locals rushed her to Mitford Hospital in the capital, said Azizul Haque, officer-in-charge of Chalkbazar Police Station. The doctors suspect that she was raped before killing, the OC told our correspondent. Police are looking into the matter, the police official added. The body was taken to the hospitals’ morgue for autopsy.  

Published Date: November 22, 2014
Mobile court to stop jaywalking

Mobile court to stop jaywalking

A special mobile court will start working along Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in Dhaka on November 25 to stop jaywalking, slapping the violators with six-month jail or Tk 200 in fine amid a nagging traffic congestion. Before the operation begins, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will start a three-day campaign in the city today. The...

Published Date: November 22, 2014
28 killed in attack on north Kenya bus

28 killed in attack on north Kenya bus

Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab have killed at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say. After stopping the bus, attackers separated out those they thought were non-Muslim before killing them, they said. The bus was travelling to the capital, Nairobi, when it was stopped in...