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Schoolgirl Beaten to Death in Ctg

Accused teacher still on the run

Boalkhali police in Chittagong are yet to arrest the primary school teacher who was accused on Thursday of beating a student to death. Twelve-year-old Bristi Das, a student of Paschim Kodurkhil Koibortopara Government Primary School, died on Thursday, twelve days after she was beaten allegedly by his private tutor Babla Dutta, also an assistant teacher at the school. Her father filed a murder case on the same day. Police have searched Babla's house in the upazila, his in-law's house in Patiya...

Death, horror in Gaza

Death, horror in Gaza

The fiercest fighting of the 13-day war in Gaza erupted yesterday as Israel dramatically widened its ground offensive, sending tanks and troops into urban areas and causing thousands of panicked civilians to flee. The Palestinian government has described the attack on Gaza's Shejaiya neighbourhood, in which at least 60 people were killed, as a...

Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno dies

Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno dies

A British actor who appeared in the Harry Potter film series has been found dead in a remote part of California's Death Valley, authorities say. Mixed martial arts fighter Dave Legeno, 50, was found by hikers on Sunday and his body was recovered by helicopter. There were no signs of foul play and it is...

26 die in southern China rainstorms

26 die in southern China rainstorms

Five days of rainstorms in southern China have left 26 people dead and another three missing and led to direct economic losses of 4 billion yuan ($650 million), according to the country's Ministry of Civil Affairs. A total of 337,000 people have been evacuated and 115,000 are in urgent need of relief supplies as...

Death in road crash sparks protest in Cox’s Bazar

Death in road crash sparks protest in Cox’s Bazar

Vehicular movement on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway remained suspended for one and a half an hours after locals put barricades in Chokoria upazila of Cox’s Bazar protesting a road accident that killed a minor boy this morning. A Chittagong-bound passenger bus from Cox’s Bazar ran over and killed a 10-year-old boy at Medha Kochchhapia area...

SHIBIR-COP CLASH IN SATKHIRA

Shibir leader shot dead, 7 bullet-hit

Shibir leader shot dead, 7 bullet-hit

A leader of Islami Chhatra Shibir was shot dead and seven other activists were bullet-hit during a clash with police in Satkhira town this afternoon. Aminur Rahman, the town unit president of Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, died on the spot while the activists were admitted to Satkhira General Hospital, reports our Satkhira correspondent. Police...

Kushtia kid dies eating ‘poisonous melon’

Kushtia kid dies eating ‘poisonous melon’

At least one child died and 10 others fell sick after they ate “poisonous” watermelon in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia. Smrity, 9, died around 2:30pm at the Kushtia Medical College Hospital reports our Kushtia correspondent. Her brother Anik, 11, went into coma due to his sickness, said Dr Asaduzzaman, an assistant professor of Rajshahi Medical...

Gamer nabbed as child starves to death

Gamer nabbed as child starves to death

A man who let his two-year-old son die at home after leaving to play video games for several days has been arrested, South Korean police said yesterday. It was a development likely to reignite a long-running debate about the impact of obsessive gaming, a blog of Wall Street Journal says. The police agency for Daegu...

Guinea 'Ebola deaths pass 100'

Guinea 'Ebola deaths pass 100'

The number of people believed to have been killed by the Ebola virus in Guinea has passed 100, the UN World Health Organisation says. It was "one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks we have ever dealt with" and could take another four months to contain, the WHO said. The virus had now killed 101...

Tribal clashes kill 23 in Egypt

Tribal clashes kill 23 in Egypt

A second day of clashes between two tribes in southern Egypt has left a total of 18 people dead, officials say. The Egyptian military said that it had intervened to stop the fighting between the Arab Bani Hilal clan and a Nubian family. The violence started late on Friday after offensive graffiti was drawn on...

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