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Cop murder accused killed in Tangail ‘shootout’

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Cop murder accused killed in Tangail ‘shootout’

The prime accused in a case filed for killing a police officer was killed in a “shootout” with law enforcers in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail early today. Meanwhile, an alleged criminal was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Shailkupa upazila of Jhenidah. Nur Islam alias Ulka, a key accused in police officer Nurul Islam...

GAZA CRISIS

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate halt to violence in Gaza, saying the Palestinian territory is in a "critical condition". "In the name of humanity, the violence must stop," he told reporters. Shortly after he spoke, news agencies reported that the compound housing Gaza's main hospital had been hit by an Israeli...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
California hit by raging wildfires

California hit by raging wildfires

Two fast-moving wildfires in California have destroyed 10 homes and have forced the evacuation of hundreds more, US officials say. In the Sacramento region, a fire has spread to cover an area of about 4,000 acres, while another blaze threatens homes around Yosemite National Park. The Sacramento fire is around 35% contained, officials told local...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
2 minors killed in Narayanganj road crash

2 minors killed in Narayanganj road crash

Two children were killed and 35 injured as a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a roadside pond in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj this morning. The deceased are two-year-old Shahin, son of Hossain Miah and six-month-old Nasima, daughter of Bakul Miah of Kishoreganj district, reports our Narayanganj upazila. Police and witnesses said the...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
EU, US seek Putin achilles' heel on Ukraine

EU, US seek Putin achilles' heel on Ukraine

Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. Targeted economic sanctions and threats of tougher ones have yet to alter what western officials say is Moscow's growing backing...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
8 civilians die as fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

8 civilians die as fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants. Authorities in Luhansk said Monday that five people were killed and 15 injured by overnight artillery strikes. Three were killed in Donetsk as a result of clashes, the city's government...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Death in custody: SI Jahid on fresh remand

Death in custody: SI Jahid on fresh remand

A Dhaka court today granted a three-day remand for Jahidur Rahman Khan, a sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station, and his source Nasim Sheikh in a case filed in connection with the custodial death of garment-waste trader Mahbubur Rahman Sujan. Metropolitan Magistrate Ashoke Kumar Biswas passed the order after Inspector of Detective Branch of police Nibaron Chandra Barman, also investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court with a six day remand prayer for each. Earlier, SI jahid was placed on nine days’ remand in two phases. Rakibul Islam, an SI and an operation officer at Mirpur Police Station, filed the case with the police station on July 17, a day...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Downing of MH17 'may be war crime' :UN

Downing of MH17 'may be war crime' :UN

The downing of Malaysia Airlines jet MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says. Ukraine and Western governments believe pro-Russian rebels shot down MH17, using a Russia-supplied missile system. Moscow and the rebels have blamed Ukrainian forces for the plane crash. All 298 people on board -...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 19 Filipinos in road attack

Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 19, including five children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police and military officials said. Fourteen other civilians were wounded as the group traveled in two vans in a coastal village in Talipao town in predominantly Muslim Sulu province, where the militants have survived in jungle encampments despite years of...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors...