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Cairns deaths: Children's mother arrested for murder

Cairns deaths: Children's mother arrested for murder

The mother of seven of eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police said the woman, aged 37, was lucid and talking to investigators. She has not been charged. She was found at the property, suffering stab wounds, alongside the bodies of the eight children. They...

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam

The massacred children are 'Ours'

The massacred children are 'Ours'

Ever since the massacre of children in Pakistan I have been thinking about the mindset of the people who carried it out. I was trying to understand what sort of a narrative could have made the assailants so barbaric and how could events have been so perversely interpreted for them as to make...

Fog disrupts transport

Fog disrupts transport

Thick fog blanketed most of the country yesterday, disrupting normal life. At least 20 flights of different airlines were delayed while road and water links hampered. The chill weather has hit people, mainly children and elderly, across the country. Residents in northern districts have been among the worst hit. Thousands of passengers suffered from delays...

2014 a devastating year for children: UN

2014 a devastating year for children: UN

2014 has been a devastating year for children with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children's agency said Monday. "Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality," Unicef director Anthony...

2014 most brutal year for children: Unicef

2014 most brutal year for children: Unicef

Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, as 2014 has been “devastating” for some 15 million children caught up in violent conflicts around the world, reports UN News Centre. “This has been a devastating year for millions of children,”...

Pneumonia: Deadly childhood disease

Nearly 1.7 million children under the age of five yeas died last year in WHO's South-East Asia Region, with pneumonia and diarrhea being among the major killers. The Region accounts for 27% of global deaths in this age group. These statistics are alarming and unfortunate as these deaths continue to occur despite availability of well-known evidence based interventions for prevention and treatment of diseases like pneumonia.  This is a warning that the Region is far from achieving the Millennium...

2 Sirajganj kids hurt in crude bomb blast

2 Sirajganj kids hurt in crude bomb blast

Two children were injured after a crude bomb they mistook for a toy exploded in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajgaj yesterday. The injured children were identified as Sizan, 5, son of Harun-or-Rashid, and Sabuj, 7, son of Rafiqul Islam of Chand Mituani village in the upazila. Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Belkuchi Police Station, said Sizan and...

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