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Israel launches Gaza air strike

Israel launches Gaza air strike

Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said. The bombs struck in the Khan Younis area in the southern Gaza Strip....

Sony 'will not drop' NKorea film The Interview

Sony 'will not drop' NKorea film The Interview

Sony Pictures says it is looking at different ways to release the film satire the Interview, after scrapping its opening following a cyber-attack blamed on North Korea. It said it had only cancelled the film's Christmas Day release after cinemas pulled out. The company said it was "surveying alternatives to enable us to release the...

Published Date: December 19, 2014
8 children killed in Australia 'mass stabbing'

8 children killed in Australia 'mass stabbing'

Eight children have been found dead at a house in Cairns in northern Queensland, say Australian police. Police said a 34-year-old woman had been taken to hospital with stab wounds but was stable. The details of the incident and the woman's relationship to the children, aged between 18 months and 15 years, are not yet clear.

Published Date: December 19, 2014
Oil spill poses no major threat to Sundarbans: Forest minister

Oil spill poses no major threat to Sundarbans: Forest minister

The oil spill in the Sundarbans posed no major threat to the world’s largest mangrove forest, Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Manju said today. “We were worried of a huge loss for the Sundarbans. But it did not occur. We will be able to amend the loss, whatever occurred, of the oil tanker...

Published Date: December 19, 2014
Sonia Gandhi hospitalised

Sonia Gandhi hospitalised

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi on Thursday. She was suffering from infection of the lower respiratory tract, which affects the airway and the lung. According to hospital sources, Gandhi went to the hospital on Thursday evening with complaints of breathing difficulty and chest congestion, ,...

Published Date: December 19, 2014
2 killed in Narsingdi road crash

2 killed in Narsingdi road crash

Two people were killed this morning as a bus rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Shibpur upazila of Narsingdi. The deceased were Khokon Miah, 27, the auto-rickshaw driver and its passenger Meherun Nesha, 24, reports our Narsinghdi correspondent quoting police. The road mishap took place when a Brahmanbaria bound bus of Kajal...

Published Date: December 19, 2014
Stranded launch resumes operation after 10 hrs in Meghna

Stranded launch resumes operation after 10 hrs in Meghna

The launch, Parabat-9, which ran aground in the Meghna River with 1500 passengers on board after hitting a hidden shoal early today resumed its operation after 10 hours. The launch hit an underwater shoal in the river around 3:00am while heading towards Barisal from Dhaka, said Md Selim, supervisor of the lunch. The launch started...

Published Date: December 19, 2014
Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

President Abdul Hamid, now in New Delhi on a six-day visit to India, today sought more cooperation from the neighbouring country in the power sector to meet the growing electricity demand at home. The President sought the support when Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a call on him at his place of...

Published Date: December 19, 2014
US refuse to support UN draft resolution on Palestine

US refuse to support UN draft resolution on Palestine

The United States would not support a new Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council draft resolution, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Thursday. "It is not something we would support," Psaki told reporters. Earlier, Israel's foreign minister described a draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year and ending the occupation of...

Published Date: December 19, 2014
Hang 3,000 terrorists in 48-hr: Pak army chief to Sharif

Hang 3,000 terrorists in 48-hr: Pak army chief to Sharif

Army chief general Raheel Sharif, arguably the most powerful man in Pakistan, tweeted on Wednesday, "Asked PM Nawaz Sharif to hang all terrorists. More than 3,000 terrorists should be hanged in next 48 hours." A day later, Lashkar-e-Taiba's commander Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi was out on bail. General Sharif, who has frontally taken on the...

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