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Newborn stolen from DMCH rescued in Gazipur

Newborn stolen from DMCH rescued in Gazipur

A day into the High Court order for a judicial inquiry, the newborn baby, who was stolen from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on August 21, was rescued from a house in Gazipur Sadar upazila today. During the drive, Rapid Action Battalion personnel also detained two women – Bely Akter alias Rahima, 45, and...

WI vs Bangladesh T20 rained out

WI vs Bangladesh T20 rained out

The one-off Twenty20 cricket international between the West Indies and Bangladesh was abandoned with no result Wednesday after a lengthy, heavy shower rendered conditions unfit for play at Warner Park. Bangladesh, after winning the toss, reached 31-0 off 4.4 overs when rain and strong winds caused ground staff problems as covers were blown around...

Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting

Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from Russia's President Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops have launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine. Ukraine said Russian forces had crossed the border and were supporting separatist attacks. The US State Department said it suspected a Russian-directed counter-offensive was under way. Russia has repeatedly denied arming...

Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'

Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it gets better, according to the top US public health official. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, said the epidemic would need an "unprecedented" response to bring it under control. Ebola-hit states slip further into isolation as airlines end...

When Chinese children forget how to write

When Chinese children forget how to write

In China, it takes blood, sweat and months of studying dictionaries to become a Character Hero. Millions tune in every week to watch teenagers compete for the title. Character Hero is a Chinese-style spelling bee, but in this challenge, young contestants must write Chinese characters by hand. Chinese writing from the Bronze Age in our...

Faruki’s supporters call hartal in Ctg for SundayBreaking

Faruki’s supporters call hartal in Ctg for Sunday

Islami Chhatra Sena, student wing of Islamic Front Bangladesh, has called a daylong hartal in Chittagong for Sunday demanding immediate arrest of the killers of Supreme Court mosque imam Nurul Islam Faruki. Unidentified assailants slit the throat of Faruki, 60, at his East Rajabazar house in Dhaka last night. Meanwhile, victim’s son Faisal Faruki lodged the case with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station in Dhaka against eight unknown persons around 2:15am today, said Jahangir Hossain, a sub-inspector of the police station. Talking to The Daily Star Online, Munsi Sabbir Ahmed, officer-in-charge of the police station and also investigation officer of the case, said "We have already started our investigation and initiated measures to...

Sust teacher stabbed by student

Sust teacher stabbed by student

A departmental head of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust) was stabbed by his student on the campus this morning. Professor Niaj Ahmed, head of social work department, was in his office when a masters student, Rois Ahmed, attacked him with a sharp weapon around 10:00am, said Prof Kabir Hossain, former president of...

Indian Ocean search for MH370 missing plane refined

Indian Ocean search for MH370 missing plane refined

Australia says the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area in the Indian Ocean. Officials said further refinement of satellite data found the plane may have turned south earlier than thought. The announcement came as Australia and Malaysia signed an agreement on the search's...

India's Modi to launch bank accounts for all

India's Modi to launch bank accounts for all

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to launch a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor. Nearly 40 percent of Indians have little access to financial services and are often at the mercy of moneylenders who charge extortionate interest. Modi has told state and private...

Published Date: August 27, 2014
Ukraine president vows peace 'roadmap'

Ukraine president vows peace 'roadmap'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says a "roadmap" will be prepared to end fighting between troops and pro-Russian separatists in the east. He was speaking after holding his first direct talks on the crisis with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Belarus. Putin said Russia would assist a dialogue, but stopping the fighting was a matter for...