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03/12/2014

Saving war babies

Staff Correspondent On July 19, 1972, Bonnie Cappuccino accompanied 15 war babies on a special Air India flight from Dhaka's Tejgaon (old) airport to Canada. Most of the babies were premature, born at seven to eight months, and so they were very fragile and weak, she said at the Liberation War Museum in the capital's...

Canadian troops plan to join fight against IS

Canadian troops plan to join fight against IS

Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported on Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the Kurds. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said a half-dozen former armed forces personnel were enlisting, citing unnamed sources. Meanwhile,...

All Padma bridge graft accused acquitted

All Padma bridge graft accused acquitted

A Dhaka court today acquitted all the seven government officials including former bridges division secretary Mosharraf Hossain who were accused of corruption in the Padma bridge project, 53 days after Anti-Corruption Commission cleared them of the graft charges. Acting on the final report placed by the ACC, Judge MD Zahirul Haque of the Senior...

Canada Parliament Attack

Shooter was on terror watch list

Shooter was on terror watch list

Canada's prime minister vowed the country would "not be intimidated" after a reported Muslim convert stormed parliament and killed a soldier, the nation's second 'terrorist' attack in days. The gunman, whose name was on a terror watch list, attempted to force his way into Canada's parliament Wednesday before the assembly's sergeant-at-arms shot him dead. The...

Ottawa shooting (Video)

Ottawa shooting (Video)

Police in Canada have released video showing how a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament on Wednesday. Minutes before, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, had shot dead a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial near parliament. Zehaf-Bibeau was ultimately shot dead by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers. He was not on a list of known high-risk travellers, but had links to extremist elements, police said. He had recently applied for a passport and intended to travel to Syria.

Canada 'not intimidated’, says PM Harper

Canada 'not intimidated’, says PM Harper

Canadian PM Stephen Harper has said his country "will never be intimidated" after a deadly attack near the national parliament in the capital Ottawa. He pledged to "redouble our efforts" in fighting "terrorist" groups. Earlier a gunman killed a soldier at an Ottawa war memorial, before dying in a shootout with police inside parliament. This came...

Canadian Ebola vaccine begins testing

Canadian Ebola vaccine begins testing

Human testing of an experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine began Monday, with federal officials saying the drug could be shipped to West Africa within months if it proves successful. Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the launch of the vaccine's first clinical trial marks a promising step in the global campaign to contain the virus, which...

Friends raise fund to send Bangladeshi's remains back home

Friends raise fund to send Bangladeshi's remains back home

According to his friends 27-year-old Rafiqul Islam came to Regina in Canada from Bangladesh three years ago for a better life. But last week on his way to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha he was struck and killed in hit-and-run, reports CBC News in Canada. Now, his friends are trying to raise money to send his remains back...

Latif in US, may go to Canada

Telecom Minister Abdul Latif Siddique, who is under fire for making derogatory remarks on Hajj and Prophet Muhammad (SM), may not return home soon, said BBC Bangla service. The radio station last night said Latif reached New York from Mexico, where the Awami League veteran had gone to receive an award on behalf of Bangladesh government, without actually receiving the award. “I am under the impression after talking to them [Bangladeshi in New York] that he [Latif] may head for Canada...

Why some monarch butterflies are marathoners

Why some monarch butterflies are marathoners

Monarch butterflies can be found throughout the world, but only in North America do they make a spectacular mass migration, annually flying from as far north as Canada to winter in Mexico. Now, by sequencing genomes of 90 monarch butterflies from around the world, researchers have discovered a gene that plays a critical role...

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