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UN warns of 'dire' situation as Gaza deaths top 710

Published Date: July 24, 2014
UN warns of 'dire' situation as Gaza deaths top 710

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has expressed extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, describing a ceasefire as "vital". She said the conflict meant 44 percent of Gaza was a no-go area for Palestinians, and residents were running out of food. More than 710 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed in the past 16...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
Ukraine rebels deny having missile

Ukraine rebels deny having missile

A leader of pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine has told the BBC that his forces do not possess the Buk missile thought to have been used to bring down Malaysia airlines flight MH17. Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said that evidence that showed otherwise was "fake". All 298 people on...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
Weather not seen as cause of Taiwan plane crash

Weather not seen as cause of Taiwan plane crash

Taiwan authorities said on Thursday it was unlikely bad weather was the cause of the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane the previous day in which 48 people, including two French nationals, were killed. The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed near the runway while trying to land on the small island of...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
PM returns home from London

PM returns home from London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Dhaka from London after wrapping up her three-day official visit there at the invitation of her British counterpart David Cameron and Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake. A VVIP flight of Bangladesh national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines that took off from the Heathrow Airport carrying the prime minister...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
Biman staff to observe 8-hr strike Aug 6

Biman staff to observe 8-hr strike Aug 6

Employees of the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines will observe an eight-hour work abstention on August 6 to press home their 14-point demand. All administrative work at Biman’s head office at Balaka Bhaban will remain suspended for eight hours since 9:00am on that day, said Moshiqur Rahman, president of collective bargaining agent (CBA)...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
Train-bus crash kills 14 children in India

Train-bus crash kills 14 children in India

At least 14 children were killed along with their driver when a school bus was hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say. The passenger train rammed into the school bus, dragging it several hundred metres down the track, reports said. No one on the train was hurt. Some 32 students...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
3 JU students expelled for 'ragging'

3 JU students expelled for 'ragging'

The three female students had been abusing the junior students for quite some time and nothing happened. This time, they hurled "too much" insult both physically and mentally on a fresher and failed to get away, ultimately losing their studentship. Disturbed too much by the nature and intensity of the act, the Jahangirnagar University...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
2 zakat cloth seekers suffocate to death

2 zakat cloth seekers suffocate to death

Two women died of suffocation when thousands of destitute people crowded in front of a house to receive zakat (give away) cloths in Manikganj town early today. At least 10 other people also became sick during the incident and were whisked off to Manikganj Sadar Hospital, reports our Manikganj correspondent.   The deceased are Jamila Khatun,...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
Militants 'kill 60' in ambush on Iraq prison convoy

Militants 'kill 60' in ambush on Iraq prison convoy

Suicide attackers have mounted a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say. Roadside bombs exploded as the convoy was taking the prisoners from the town of Taji to the capital, Baghdad, justice ministry and medical sources told Reuters. Gunmen opened fire and...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
HC upholds death penalty of 2 in Lalbagh 7-murder case

HC upholds death penalty of 2 in Lalbagh 7-murder case

The High Court today upheld a lower court verdict that had sentenced two people to death and 10 others to different terms of imprisonment for killing seven people in Lalbagh of the capital 20 years back. According to the case statement, some criminals allegedly led by a former Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) ward commissioner...