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US probes 'stray Syria air drop' in IS video

Published Date: October 22, 2014
US probes 'stray Syria air drop' in IS video

  The US defence department has said it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants in control of US weapons intended for Syrian Kurdish fighters. Some 27 bundles containing small arms, ammunition and other weaponry were dropped on Monday for militias defending the town of Kobane from IS. A Pentagon spokesman said the...

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks', says WHO

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks', says WHO

Serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, one of the countries worst hit by the virus, says the World Health Organization. Speaking in Geneva, Dr Marie Paule Kieny said work was also advancing quickly to get drugs and a vaccine ready for January 2015. The Ebola...

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Washington Post ex-editor dies at 93

Washington Post ex-editor dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon, has died aged 93. The newspaper reports he died at his Washington home of natural causes. As executive editor from 1968-1991, Bradlee was credited for transforming the Post into one the most respected newspapers in America. In 2013, he...

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Ghulam Azam verdict: SC hearing on appeals starts Dec 2

Ghulam Azam verdict: SC hearing on appeals starts Dec 2

The Supreme Court today fixed December 2 for starting hearing the appeals filed by convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam and the government challenging the verdict that awarded the former Jamaat ameer 90 years’ imprisonment for his wartime offences. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain fixed the...

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman for IS vow

Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman for IS vow

Pakistan Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid has been sacked after pledging allegiance to Islamic State (IS). The militants said he had been replaced but did not name his successor. A statement reiterated support for Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar. It emerged last week that Shahidullah Shahid and five other Pakistan Taliban (TTP) commanders had defected to...

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Islamic parties call hartal for Sunday

Islamic parties call hartal for Sunday

An alliance of Islamic parties has called a countrywide daylong hartal (shutdown) for Sunday as the government has failed to arrest recently sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique by today for his remarks on hajj and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). On October 1, Sammilito Islami Dalsamuho gave the government a 15-day ultimatum to arrest Siddique but...

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Deploy Ebola monitoring teams at entry points: HC

Deploy Ebola monitoring teams at entry points: HC

The High Court today ordered the government to deploy monitoring and medical teams at all international airports, sea ports and land border to identify incoming Ebola infected persons and treat them, if there is any, at designated hospitals. In response to a writ petition, the court also asked the government to immediately collect necessary...

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Road crashes kill 6 in 3 dists

Road crashes kill 6 in 3 dists

At least six people were killed and 20 others injured in two separate road accidents on Dhaka-Tangail and Dhaka-Chittagong highways today. Among the deceased, four people including three children were killed and two injured as a truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj around 12:25pm. The deceased Kajoli Akhtar, 45, her daughters...

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Form PM-led committee to address road safety: Ilias Kanchan

Form PM-led committee to address road safety: Ilias Kanchan

Film star and Nirapad Sarak Chai Chairman Ilias Kanchan urged the government to form a high-powered committee led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for ensuring road safety across the country. The committee will coordinate among the activities taken by different concerned ministries to this end, Kanchan said. He came up with the demands at a...

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Tarique’s adviser held in London

Tarique’s adviser held in London

An adviser to BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman was arrested in London yesterday on charges of fraudulence. MA Sayem, the newly-appointed human rights advisor to Tarique, was arrested from Uzma Law Centre, his law firm in East London, for forging papers to help a client, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting an officer...