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Ebola-hit African nations get key supplies

Published Date: October 21, 2014
Ebola-hit African nations get key supplies

Vital supplies and resources to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in the three worst-hit West African countries, Ghana's President John Mahama has said. Mahama, who heads the regional bloc Ecowas, also told the BBC that treatment centres were being set up in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In #Liberia, one inspiring girl's stand against...

Published Date: October 21, 2014
Total's CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

Total's CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in an air crash in Moscow. .@Total confirms that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow pic.twitter.com/1VuWDyl9jJ — Michael Rusch (@weeddude) October 21, 2014 Airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said: "Tonight, a plane crashed when...

Published Date: October 21, 2014
Heathrow cancels flight amid Gonzalo warning

Heathrow cancels flight amid Gonzalo warning

Heathrow has said about 10% of flights will be cancelled on Tuesday, as strong winds are expected when the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK. Flights with the 20 biggest carriers would be affected, it said. British Airways (BA) said it had cancelled flights on Tuesday ahead of the expected severe weather. The remains of...

EVENT

Published Date: October 21, 2014
FOOD TALK

FOOD TALK

In recent years, there has been a culinary explosion in Dhaka. What was once a part of exotic Travel and Living shows is suddenly everyone's cup of tea. Hangouts and dates have shifted to increasingly diverse restaurants of varied cuisines and the traditional food complemented by styles and tastes from China to Italy....

Published Date: October 21, 2014
Indian firework factory blast: Death toll rises to 17

Indian firework factory blast: Death toll rises to 17

The death toll from the blast at a fireworks factory in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has risen to 17. The explosion on Monday afternoon started a fire and destroyed the Manikanta Fireworks factory. The blaze took place in the village of Vakatippa in East Godavari district. Accidental explosions are common at Indian factories...

Published Date: October 21, 2014
19 Natore road crash victims buried

19 Natore road crash victims buried

Nineteen people, out of 33 who were killed in a road accident in Natore yesterday, were buried in Gurudaspur and Baraigram upazilas of Natore this morning. Of them, 12 victims including six siblings hailed from a village, Sidhuli, in Gurudaspur upazila, report our Pabna and Natore correspondents from the spot. After their namaz-e-janaza at Sidhuli...

Published Date: October 21, 2014
Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

BNP chief Khaleda Zia was sued today for calling the ruling Awami League “a party of atheists”. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami league organisation, filed the case with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka this morning. Hearing the complaint, Metropolitan magistrate Md Mustafizur Rahman has directed the Shahbagh Police...

Published Date: October 21, 2014
Domestic Eid trade reaches $12bn: WB

Domestic Eid trade reaches $12bn: WB

Retail trade in Bangladesh's domestic market during the last two Eid festivals reached a staggering total of US$12 billion, the World Bank said today, pointing out a rise in internal demand. The global lender disclosed this while releasing a report on Bangladesh development update this morning. "The GDP (gross domestic product) growth in the running...

Published Date: October 21, 2014
Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky has said she "fell in love" with Bill Clinton during a tearful speech describing the pain of being made into a figure of global humiliation. In her first ever public address, the 41-year-old said she wanted "to give purpose to my past" by campaigning against a toxic internet culture that relentlessly hounds individuals in the news. She described herself as "the first person to have [had] their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the internet" and spoke about her part in the affair that nearly ended Clinton's presidency. "I fell in love with my boss...

MAIMING LIMON

Published Date: October 21, 2014
End impunity for Rab men: HRW

End impunity for Rab men: HRW

The Bangladesh government should order an independent investigation and prosecute the Rapid Action Battalion members responsible for shooting and maiming Limon Hossain, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities finally dropped politically motivated charges against the teenager but have not taken action against his attackers, the New York-based rights organisation said in a report...