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Expat’s body found in Banani flat

Expat’s body found in Banani flat

The blood-smeared body of a Bangladeshi expatriate in the United Kingdom was found from a house in Dhaka’s Banani area today. The deceased was primarily identified as Mejba Uddin, 72. Police was yet to conform whether he was murdered or not, Nurul Alam, assistant commissioner of police in Gulshan zone, told The Daily Star. His body...

Human waste fueled bus finally hits UK roads

Human waste fueled bus finally hits UK roads

The UK's first ever bus powered on food and human waste was rolled out yesterday which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport and improving urban air quality as it produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines. The 40-seater Bio-Bus runs on gas generated through the treatment of sewage and...

UK 'to lead moon landing in 10 years'

UK 'to lead moon landing in 10 years'

A British-led consortium has outlined its plans to land a robotic probe on the Moon in 10 years' time. Its aim is to raise £500m for the project from donations by the public. In return, donors would be able to have photos, text and their DNA included in a time capsule which will be buried...

55 UK Muslim charities under scanner for extremism link

55 UK Muslim charities under scanner for extremism link

Two NGOs operating in Bangladesh are among 55 British Muslim charities which the Charity Commission of the UK secretly is monitoring suspecting they might have link with extremism, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. The daily, quoting report revealed by think tank Claystone, names the two NGOs as Muslim Aid and Aid Convoy. Claystone collected the...

Stay on 'IS' recruit's bail extended till Dec 31

Stay on 'IS' recruit's bail extended till Dec 31

The Supreme Court today extended till December 31 stay on bail of Asif Adnan Shuvo, who was recruited as an Islamic State fighter by a UK citizen of Bangladeshi origin. Arrested on September 24, Shuvo has been accused under Anti-terrorism Act 2009 for “conspiring to commit terrorist and militant activities”. On November 10, the High...

‘UN lacks resources to fight Ebola virus’

‘UN lacks resources to fight Ebola virus’

Tony Banbury, head of the United Nations mission charged with fighting Ebola in West Africa, said more help was urgently needed, despite significant contributions from the UK, China, Cuba and the US. "We definitely do not have the response capability on the ground now from the international community...to defeat this disease", he said. But he...

UK ends Afghan combat operations

UK ends Afghan combat operations

The last UK base in Afghanistan has been handed over to the control of Afghan security forces, ending British combat operations in the country. The union flag was lowered at Camp Bastion, while Camp Leatherneck - the adjoining US base - was also handed over to Afghan control. UK troops entered Afghanistan in 2001. Defence...

Heathrow cancels flight amid Gonzalo warning

Heathrow cancels flight amid Gonzalo warning

Heathrow has said about 10% of flights will be cancelled on Tuesday, as strong winds are expected when the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK. Flights with the 20 biggest carriers would be affected, it said. British Airways (BA) said it had cancelled flights on Tuesday ahead of the expected severe weather. The remains of...

US airstrikes against IS have hurt moderate rebels

US airstrikes against IS have hurt moderate rebels

As the US-led airstrikes target Islamic State (IS) strongholds in eastern Syria, reports emerged that Syria’s air force has intensified its airstrikes on rebel positions in the west. Opponents of the US strikes argue that they have given an indirect boost to Syrian regime forces, helping them focus their attacks on rebel positions outside...

ISIS, Iraq, and the war in Syria: Military Outlook

ISIS, Iraq, and the war in Syria: Military Outlook

Events on the battlefield will reveal the true effects of the crisis, but the ISIS campaign in Iraq could ultimately help the Syrian opposition and hurt the Assad regime. The stunning advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in northern and western Iraq over the past week has significant military implications...

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