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First Ebola case diagnosed in US

First Ebola case diagnosed in US

The first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil has been confirmed in Dallas, Texas. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation. The man is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia before travelling to the US nearly two weeks ago. More than 3,000...

Hong Kong protests on National Day

Hong Kong protests on National Day

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal, with both sides marking uneasy National Day celebrations. There was little sign of momentum flagging on the fifth day of a mass campaign to occupy sections of the...

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS). The name is a surprise, bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version - Windows 8. The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with...

50,000 Yaba tablets seized in Teknaf

50,000 Yaba tablets seized in Teknaf

  Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized around 50,000 Yaba tablets from the bank of Naf River in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar early today. BGB conducted a drive on the river bank in the upazila headquarter around 5:00am after receiving information that a group of smugglers was smuggling Yaba tablets into the country...

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7 cases filed, courts issue summon against Latif Siddique

7 cases filed, courts issue summon against Latif Siddique

Separate courts in Dhaka and Chittagong today summoned Post and Telecommunications Minister Abdul Latif Siddique to appear before them in cases filed over hurting Muslims’ religious sentiments. Today, seven separate cases were filed against the minister for his comments on hajj, Prophet Muhammad, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, and Tablighi Jamaat...

Cancel Siddique’s JS membership, 20-party demands

Cancel Siddique’s JS membership, 20-party demands

  The BNP-led 20-party alliance today demanded arrest of Abdul Latif Siddique and cancellation of his parliament membership for his recent comments on hajj, Prophet Muhammad (SM) and Tabligh Jamaat. BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on behalf of the alliance, placed the demands at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office...

Armed man shared lift with Obama

Armed man shared lift with Obama

President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in what appears to be another security lapse. It happened on 16 September when Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The incident came to light on Tuesday, hours after the boss of the Secret...

10 beautiful photos remind us why we need nature

10 beautiful photos remind us why we need nature

National Geographic's 2014 Photo Contest has begun, showcasing beautiful pictures of people and the world around them. The contest has already drawn more than 1,500 entries, from amazing wildlife shots to mesmerizing landscapes, reports The Huffington Post. National Geographic judges will award prizes in three categories: people, places and nature. But only one winner...

Saradha Scam

India’s NIA to probe 'terror links'

India’s NIA to probe 'terror links'

Investigation into the multi-crore Saradha scam has taken a new dimension with India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) starting an inquiry into allegations that funds could have been channelised to Bangladesh's political party Jamaat-e-Islami, reports an Indian daily. The investigators would also probe a Trinamool Congress MP who might have had some role in channelling...

7 killed, 21 injured in Taliban suicide attack

7 killed, 21 injured in Taliban suicide attack

Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key US-Afghan security pact. The long-awaited deal allows US forces to remain in the country past the end of 2014, ending the uncertainty over the fate of...

3 held over Keraniganj 4-murder

3 held over Keraniganj 4-murder

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel have arrested three people from different places including Dhaka this morning in connection with the killing of four of a family in Keraniganj. The arrestees are Suman, his wife Afsana, and Chan Mia, said Flight Lt Md Kawsar Hossain, operation officer at Rab-10.  On September 24, a couple and their...

12 killed in India train crash

12 killed in India train crash

At least 12 people were killed and 45 injured when two passenger trains collided head-on near Gorakhpur town in Uttar Pradesh of India Tuesday night. The accident took place when Krishak (farmers) Express train jumped a signal that brought it on the same track of Barauni Express at a place about seven kilometres from...

Obama, Modi talk infrastructure connectivity, terrorism

Obama, Modi talk infrastructure connectivity, terrorism

Infrastructure connectivity and terrorism in South Asia figured high when US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for the first time in Washington yesterday. Both Obama and Modi emphasised the need to accelerate infrastructure connectivity and economic development corridors for regional economic integration linking South, Southeast, and Central Asia, a...

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Bangladesh spinners stun Kuwait to reach semi-finals

Bangladesh spinners stun Kuwait to reach semi-finals

Bangladesh have stormed into the semi-finals of men's cricket beating Kuwait by 203 runs in the fourth quarterfinal match at Incheon in South Korea today. The Tigers appeared too strong for their Middle Eastern opponents who had all the troubles chasing a massive total of 224 in 20 overs at the Yeonhui Cricket Ground. Batting...

CU suspends 5 ‘Shibir’ men for bomb attack on teachers

CU suspends 5 ‘Shibir’ men for bomb attack on teachers

The authorities of Chittagong University today suspended five activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir for allegedly carrying out bomb attacks on teachers on September 10 that left 15 people injured.   The CU syndicate took the decision at a three-hour meeting that began at the university’s Institute of Fine Arts around 10:30am today, said Prof...

Huge 9lb hairball removed from teenage girl's stomach

Huge 9lb hairball removed from teenage girl's stomach

Doctors treating a teenage girl who had become unable to drink water without being sick were shocked to excavate a gigantic nine-pound hairball from inside her stomach. Ayperi Alekseeva, 18, from Kyrgyzstan, suffered months of dehydration and malnourishment because she couldn’t eat or drink, and came close to death, reports The Telegraph. But when doctors...

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Islamic parties threaten with hartal on Oct 26

An alliance of different Islamic parties has threatened the government with imposing a daylong hartal (shutdown) on October 26 if Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Latif Siddique is not arrested in 15 days. The alliance issued the threat at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka this afternoon, two days after the minister made "derogatory" comments about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, hajj, Tablighi Jamaat and journalists in New York.   "We will...

20-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

20-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

An accident on the road early today caused a long tailback on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla since this morning. Holidaymakers were seen in distress stuck in the 20-kilometre tailback stretching from Chandina area to Comilla cantonment until last reported around 5:00pm. Earlier today, a Chittagong-bound Eagle Paribahan bus collided head on with two covered...

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Govt to sack Siddique from cabinet: Hanif

Govt to sack Siddique from cabinet: Hanif

The government has decided to sack Post and Telecommunications Minister Abdul Latif Siddique from cabinet over his comments on hajj and Prophet Muhammad (SM), Awami League leader Mahbubul Alam Hanif tells media this evening. For this reason he did not receive the prize in Mexico which he was supposed to. In his place State...

Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq

Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country. In an interview, he said Western air power had "filled many gaps" in Iraq's fight against the jihadist group. Iraqi PM Abadi tells BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes...

Hasina, Khaleda exchange Eid cards

Hasina, Khaleda exchange Eid cards

Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, the two topmost leaders of the country exchanged Eid-ul-Azha greetings today through cards. Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest Muslim festivals is scheduled to be celebrated on October 6. She also greeted Opposition Leader of the parliament, Raushan Ershad, her husband HM Ershad, chief of Jatiya Party who is also a...

Why Norway is the best place in the world to grow old

Why Norway is the best place in the world to grow old

It is a country famed for its long dark winter nights and high cost of living – but Norway should also, thanks to a new survey, be recognised as the best place in which to grow old. Its citizens benefit from decades-old policies designed to provide financial security in old age, plus an efficient...