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Bangladesh Genocide: Memory and Justice

15/11/2013

Bangladesh Genocide: Memory and Justice

On July 4-5 this year, the Liberation War Museum in collaboration with South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University and South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) of Brussels organised a two-day conference titled, “International Conference on Bangladesh Genocide and the Quest for Justice”. Held at Heidelberg, Germany, the conference was attended by academics from the...

Elton John pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

Elton John pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

Sir Elton John has paid tribute to fallen Australian batsman Phillip Hughes and voiced his support for bowler Sean Abbott who delivered the ball that struck his fellow sportsman, report the Daily Telegraph. The British singer dedicated his 1974 hit, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, to the 26-year-old, who tragically died...

Swiss museum to accept Gurlitt 'Nazi art'

Swiss museum to accept Gurlitt 'Nazi art'

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept hundreds of artworks bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt. Many of the works are expected to remain in Germany until their rightful owners can be identified. Gurlitt, the son of Adolf Hitler's art dealer, amassed a priceless collection of works, including pieces by Picasso and...

5 Ukrainian soldiers killed, German foreign minister visits Kiev

5 Ukrainian soldiers killed, German foreign minister visits Kiev

Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, the military said on Tuesday, as Germany's foreign minister prepared to hold talks on the crisis in both Kiev and Moscow. The trip by Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be one of the first visits by a senior German...

Germany marks fall of Berlin Wall

Germany marks fall of Berlin Wall

Celebrations are being held in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Concerts and exhibitions are being staged in the city and Chancellor Angela Merkel will later attend a huge open-air party at the Brandenburg Gate. White balloons marking a stretch of the wall will be released to symbolise...

UN worker dies of Ebola in Germany

UN worker dies of Ebola in Germany

A UN employee infected with Ebola has died at a hospital in Germany. Doctors at the hospital in Leipzig said the man, 56, died despite receiving experimental drugs to treat the virus. The outbreak has killed more than 4,000 people since March - mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. The World Health Organization described...

Nobel Prize Goes To 9

Nobel Prize Goes To 9

Two Americans and a German won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry yesterday for laying the foundations of an ultra-powerful microscope that allows the study of tissue at the molecular level. The tool has revolutionised research into diseases and drug design, the Nobel jury said, as it lauded Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner...

Garment exports to Germany rising fast

Garment exports to Germany rising fast

Germany is fast catching up with the US as the leading destination of Bangladesh's garment products on the back of higher demand and duty benefits. Last fiscal year, some $4.38 billion worth of garment products were shipped to Germany, up 19.02 percent year-on-year. In contrast, garment exports to the US stood at $5.15 billion,...

Netanyahu says Iran greater threat than Islamic State

Netanyahu says Iran greater threat than Islamic State

Israel's prime minister describes Iran, ISIL and Hamas as part of a single team, and compares them to Germany's Nazis. Israel's prime minister has warned the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat than the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which he compared to...

Child Pornography

Interpol on trail of foreign buyers

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is assisting Interpol to identify and apprehend the foreigners who had bought child pornography from Bangladesh. The move to nab the international clientele was initiated following the arrest of Tipu Kibria, an author of children's literature, and three of his associates on June 12 for using street children in pornographic shoots and selling those to foreign buyers. "So far we have identified 13 customers and dealers from eight countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi...

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